Museum of ArtLocated in a former school is the Museum of Art of the Ivanovo Region which was opened in 1960. The museum's first collection was comprised of works of art collected by Dmitri Burylin and other factory owners and was originally housed in his Museum of Rarities and Antiquities. On display are paintings, sculptures and rare books from both Western Europe and Russia as well as cultural items from the ancient world.
Yakov Garelin MonumentYakov Garelin was born in 1820 in the village of Ivanovo and went on to become a successful factory owner in the textile trade. From 1877 to 1886 Garelin served as the major of Ivanovo-Voznesensk. Garelin was also known as a philanthropist who donated money to open and support hospitals, public libraries and museums. Garelin died in 1890 in Ivanovo-Voznesensk and in his will he left a large part of his fortune to help the poor in the city. This monument to him was unveiled in 2011.
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