Anikushin's Sculpture Studio
Mikhail Anikushin’s sculpture studio is a place, where fine samples of soviet monumental art were made. Now it is a memorial museum and a modern exhibition hall.
A former studio of a famous 20th century sculptor Mikhail Anikushin is a specific architectural space with professional equipment. It was the only place in Saint Petersburg where one could create monumental sculptures. The big exhibition hall astonishes with air, high ceilings (9 and 15 meters) and huge windows. A big modeling stand, a pointing machine, a clay pit and other instruments show every stage of sculptor’s work, from a paper sketch to casting a bronze monument.
Mikhail Anikushin worked in this building for 25 years. The Lenin’s Monument on Moskovsky Prospect in Saint Petersburg, the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, Chekhov’s monuments, as well as other portraits and memorial sculptures, were made in this studio.
Nowadays you can visit memorial rooms and temporary exhibitions. Anikushin's Studio is a branch of the Museum of Urban Sculpture.