The Gallery "Park" appeared on the map of Moscow art life in 2019 and became part of the Moscow Exhibition Halls Association, but its history is inextricably connected, firstly, with the historical Ark Gallery, which existed in this building from 1988 to 2017, and, secondly, with the Ark Exhibition Hall (2017-2019). Today, the Park Gallery is a conceptually new space that implements exhibition and educational projects inextricably connected with the culture and image of the Timiryazevsky district.
The name Gallery "Park" is associated with its territorial location in Moscow: Timiryazevsky District is one of the greenest areas of the city and is rightfully called the "lungs" of the Northern District, since 1/3 of the district territory is occupied by the Timiryazevsky Forest and protected the historical park of Dubki.
The gallery implements the ideas of sociourbanism, where interest to the city is inseparable from history. Taking as a basis the form of "third place" and the principles of "good neighborliness," which contributes to the creative interaction of people in the art space.
On the basis of the Gallery "Park", a unique career guidance educational project "Competition for young curators" is being implemented, which is held annually for young specialists in the areas of curator, art manager, art critic, culturologist, etc. The gallery offers a new approach to teaching and career guidance for students, which allows you to increase the professional skills of graduates of universities and make them competitive already at graduation. The purpose of the competition is to familiarize students with the principles of the curator's work, as well as with all the necessary stages of work on the exhibition project: from planning, writing a concept, choosing artists to the implementation of the exhibition, opening.
The Park Gallery also has a research center for ancient music and concert practice, the Park of Historical and Current Music (PHCM), formed on the basis of a collection of historical instruments and their copies. In the space of the center there will be a permanent exposition of unique instruments, where concerts of ancient and current music, musicological lectures, scientific conferences and master classes for performers and tuners are also held. The research center "PHCM" is implemented with the support of the Faculty of Historical and Modern Performing Arts and the Department of the History of Foreign Music of the Moscow State University named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, the ensemble "Baroque Soloists" (artistic director Andrei Spiridonov) and People's Artist of the Russian Federation Alexei Lyubimov.
The main goal of the gallery is to demonstrate the various forms of the medium to the public and teach to work in a system of interdisciplinary context. The task of the Gallery "Park" is to become not only one of the main sites of the Timiryazevsky district, where visitors can realize themselves through various educational and communication projects, but also introduce residents of the Northern District to international historical and current music.