Museum of Cockerel
In the Vladimir region, in the district center called Petushki is a museum, which collected various items that play up the image of a rooster.
The museum, devoted to this animal, was opened in the city of Petushki April 29, 1997. The most important role in the creation of the museum played Nikolai Isozimovich Kornilov, artist and journalist. The prehistory of the establishment of this institution is interesting. On the eve of the coming 1993 year – the year of the Rooster according to the oriental horoscope – N.I. Kornilov had an idea, which he shared with his fellow painters: to create paintings, which will depict this animal. As a result, the artists painted a number of pictures depicting roosters in various guises. After these works of art were created in Moscow’s Banniy Pereulok in August 1993 an event was organized where the audience could see the collection of paintings gathered together – a show-exhibition called “My Roosters”.
After the exhibition N.I. Kornilov was faced with the question of how to dispose of these paintings. The artist remembered that in the work of V.V. Erofeev’s “Moscow – Petushki” mentions the characteristic name of the settlement, echoing the theme of paintings. As a result of negotiations with the administration of the city it was decided to open a museum in the village. N.I. Kornilov presented his collection to the town, and it became the basis for the future museum exposition. And the idea of a fairy-tale town, in the form of which the museum is made, was invented by Vasily Vyatich and Andrei Kurashov (painters from the association called “Art of the peoples of the world”) together with Irina Sinitsina, the first director of the institution.
The institution’s exhibit includes a variety of objects related to the cockerel-chicken theme. In particular, you can see eggs, in the creation of which different materials were used. In one hall visitors have the opportunity to view a variety of wooden figurines (among which there are not only roosters), which were made by the Pavloposadnaya craftsman Sergey Timofeyevich Saunov. However, the main characters in this museum are still roosters made from a variety of materials: crystal, glass, wood, metal, clay, fabric, etc.
The museum allows visitors to look at roosters made in a variety of variations. In the already mentioned collection of paintings in the institution, various images of this bird are displayed: rooster rebel, rooster-fire, rooster-evil, handsome, polygamous, braggart, etc. In addition, the museum has a large number of toy and decorative birds, among which there are works of folk crafts. You can see a lot of clay cocks made of clay (Dymkovo, Skopinsky, Orlov, etc.), Khokhloma, Pavloposadsk shawls, Vologda lace, Bogorodsk wood rattles and other products, united by the theme of the institution. Those who wish can buy souvenirs at this place.
So, the museum exhibit is a magical town, with its own special places and names. Among other places, the main Cockerel Square in the town, a place for arguments and discussions for the fairy-tale characters of the town, where you can talk about incidents that happened to hens and roosters, stories about Peter the Cockerel, etc., stands out especially. On the street called Rodniki, sightseers can see things that belong to the traditional way of life in peasant households – birch bark boxes, noodles and other similar items.
Eternal Truths Street is the place where wooden eggs-writers and clay graphite roosters are found. Hen Lane is the location of the chicken house. The Character and Discussion District is a special place, which is a foreign quarter, where foreign roosters who have come to this place from other countries are located. Among such exhibits are specimens that have come to the institution from Germany, Spain, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and other countries. These and other exhibits, in addition to those that have been listed, help visitors to this place to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a fairy-tale town.
Address: 601144, Vladimir region, Petushki, Sovetskaya sq. 3 Phone: +7 (49243) 2-58-66
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Today we will see a small but hearty museum. It’s dedicated to the first bird in the yard, the rooster. And the museum is practically in the city of the same name – Petushki (Vladimir region). On Sovetskaya Street there is a building of the House of Culture, and here is a museum.
A quarter of a century ago the artist and philanthropist Kornilov Nikolai Izosimovich announced a contest dedicated to the symbol of 1993 – the rooster. The works of the participants were exhibited in Moscow. Later it was decided to keep the works of art and so it was decided to establish the Museum of Cock in Petushki.
You already understand that here will be a collection of things with the image of the noble bird. Agree that sometimes it can be boring to look at a simple collection of items. The creators of the Rooster Museum have tried to make it interesting for you. You will find yourself not in an exhibition hall, but in a fairytale town!
THE STREET OF ETERNAL TRUTHS
In the center of the “street” is a picture of an egg. The name of the artwork is “The Fetus”. Seems like a simple truth, an egg is a fruit. But in many cultures egg was presented as a symbol of the universe.
Eternal truths are in popular culture. Look how many cockerels! This part of the exhibition is devoted to folk crafts: – Gorodets – Khokhloma – Gzhel – Polkhov-Maidan – Kholui – Mezen – Permogorye – Mstyora – Kovrov and Stiepin toys.
Folk culture is inextricably linked with folklore. And the rooster has been attributed magical properties from ancient times. Do you remember, evil things disappear with the cry of the rooster at matinee? And the Museum came up with a special place, magical. Turn into Kuryatnikov Alley, stand in the center. Think about your innermost thoughts. And from the bottom of your heart, make a threefold cackle! That’s all, the wish should come true
There are benches in the Museum, where you can sit and talk or just have a rest. I liked the idea of the interactive panel. The menu is based on the names of the streets. But unfortunately, the device was inactive. The museum employee blurted out that it wasn’t working right now. I hope it was a temporary glitch.
The dead end in search of meaning and the street is a memorial.
This is where the art gallery is located.
STREET OF CHARACTERS AND ATTITUDES
Roosters can be different. And in applied art, the products acquire a unique character. Roosters are made from different materials: yarn, wood, paper, clay. What is created by hand, already keeps the warmth.
In fairy tales, the rooster is brave and honest. And in the Museum he appears as a good master. Of course, he lives in a hut and he is always glad to have visitors. Come on in!
Wooden porch leads to a village dwelling or to a fairy tale, or to the past irrevocably gone. Stove with pots, ancient spoons, cast-iron irons and mortars. Antique household items, scattered around museums.
The museum hall has several other exhibitions. Their hero is still the same – the Rooster. In the showcases is a collection of wooden toys, “rooster brotherhood” from around the world and a collection of paintings.
A visit to the museum is inspiring. And I suggest you attend a creative workshop. Make your own rooster, with a unique character, and let it protect your home!
There are souvenir products in the museum. And you can buy small paintings too.
The museum though small, but nice. You can incorporate it and Venedikt Erofeev’s museum into your weekend itinerary, for example, with an excursion to Pokrov with its island cloister. Or visit it on the way to Vladimir. Cost of visit: adults – 50r. children – 40r. ticket with excursion – 100r. master class – 220r.