Novospassky Business District is one of the first and largest industrial conversion projects in Moscow.
The work began in 2005 and 14 buildings of the complex were completely renovated. In December 2011, the Institute of Russian Realistic Art began its work in a picturesque house with a pipe, a former boiler room. On the inside there is a parking lot, green squares and a recreation area with a fountain.
The Institute of Russian Realistic Art (IRRA) is a private project that revive the social traditions of Russian philanthropy.
The Museum and Exhibition Complex IRRA opened in December 2011 in one of the old buildings of the former print factory built in Zamoskvorechye at the end of the 19th century. The art collection of IRRA today is considered to be one of the best collections of paintings of the national realistic school of the twentieth century. The three floors of the exhibition space with a total area of more than 4,500 square meters present the exhibition with almost 500 works of Russian and Soviet art.
In the halls of the third floor, Soviet painting of the first half of the 20th century are exhibited. Here are the works of outstanding masters of national art. The second floor of IRRA is a collection of works of Soviet artists of the second half of the XX century. The exposition is based on the works of the largest artists of the "Sixties," which include folk artists, members of the Russian Academy of Arts. The halls of the first floor widely acquaint viewers with the modern artistic life of Russia. The exposition includes works by famous masters of the Moscow school of painting; paintings by outstanding Leningrad painters; works of Vladimir artists. In addition, the ground floor presents works by artists from Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Vologda, Vyatka, Sergiyev Posad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod and other Russian cities.