The Moscow Art Theatre – is a drama theatre, founded in 1898 by Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir. Nemirovich-Danchenko. Originally was called the Art Popular Theater. Since 1901 is called the Moscow Art Theatre (MAT), since 1919 - Moscow Art Theatre (MAT), since 1932 - the Moscow Art Theater of the USSR named after M. Gorky.
In 1987 it was divided into two theaters that have taken official names – The Moscow Academic Art Theater named after M. Gorky and the Moscow Academic Art Theater named after Anton Chekhov. In 2004, the Moscow Art Theatre named after Anton Chekhov removed from their bills the word "academic" and since then is called the Moscow Art Theatre named after Anton Chekhov.
The Museum of the Moscow Art Theatre was founded in 1923 and originally settled in the room at the Moscow Art Theatre Travel Art Theatre. In 1947 the museum was given a separate room. The Museum is a historical and archival, cultural and educational institution of the Russian significance, it collects, preserves, studies and promotes the materials and documents related to the history and the present MAT and its leaders. The museum has a unique collection of documentary funds, costumes and models, theatrical painting, drawing and sculpture, memorial items, theatrical relics.
Wednesday - Sunday – 11 a.m. -6 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday – days off