Move Over, Whitney: The Garage Museum Of Contemporary Art Opens In Moscow

by Stephanie Maida · June 12, 2015

Garage Museum Opening Moscow

If you thought the opening of the new Whitney was big, take a moment before checking out this international affair. The Garage Museum Of Contemporary Art held a week-long series of celebrations and events in honor of the grand opening of its first permanent home. The sleek, modern, Rem Koolhaas-designed building in Gorky Park, Moscow holds contemporary pieces from artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Rirkrit Tiravanija, and called forth over 500 art and entertainment world influencers from around the world. From fashionistas like Karlie Kloss and Giovanna Battaglia to art world heavyweights like Jeff Koons and Jeffrey Deitch, it seemed like everyone who was anyone was in Russia this week to fête. Can't quite make the trip? Click through for an inside look at the new Garage Museum!

Who was there: Guests included Woody Allen, Miuccia Prada, Giovanna Battaglia, Bianca Brandolini, Coco Brandolini, Josephine de La Baume, Eric Eisner, Sean MacPherson, Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, Lisa Eisner, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Arianna Huffington, Karlie Kloss, George Lucas & Mellody Hobson, Desiree Rogers, Sean MacPherson, Jennifer Meyer, Stella McCartney, Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez, Alexia Niedzielski, Natalia Vodianova, Harvey Weinstein, Lauren Santo Domingo, Shane Smith, Joshua Kushner, Derek Blasberg, Jane Buffett, Jared Cohen, Jake Paltrow, Dambisa Moyo, Hosain Rahman, David Adjaye, Urs Fischer, Jeff Koons, Nate Lowman, Alex Israel, Vik Muniz, Jenny Saville, Marc Newson, Shohei Shigematsu, Elizabeth Diller, Louis Eisner, Charles Renfro, Haley Mellin, Olympia Scarry, Jean Pigozzi, Emilia Kabakov, Marco Brambilla, Gavin Brown, Sadie Coles, Jeffrey Deitch, Suzanne Demisch, Larry Gagosian, Sandy Heller, David Zwirner, Max Levai, Xin Li, Hervé Mikaeloff, Almine Rech, Thaddeus Ropac, Paul Kasmin, Stellan Holm, Joseph Nahmad, Victoire de Pourtales, Janelle Reiring, and Harry Blain.

[Photos by David X Prutting/BFA.com]