Later, in 1954, the Museum was named after the founder of the collection – the outstanding Russian painter, Academician of painting, Honoured Worker of Arts of RSFSR Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov (1862 – 1942).
The classic art exposition is roomed in the mansion, which was once possessed by Mikhail Artemyevich Laptev, a timber merchant.
Oleg Kulik, Leonid Tishkov, Olga Tobreluts, to mention just a few.
Their works relate to the subject of circus in one way or another.
The painting technique we call pointillism, which uses small distinct dots to create images, grew from Impressionism in the 1880s, but newly discovered rock artworks, including images of horses, show its origins are far older.
The trove of 16 engraved and otherwise modified limestone blocks, created 38,000 years ago, confirms the ancient origins of the pointillist techniques later adopted by 19th and 20th century artists such as Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, and Roy Lichtenstein.
With this purpose a number of branches of the Museum was established: A. Tyulkin Memorial House in Ufa (21 Volnovaya St.), Voskresenskoye Picture Gallery (68 Karl Marx St., Voskresenskoye, Meleuz District), Neftekamsk Picture Gallery “Miras” (89 Stroitelei St., Neftekamsk), Sterlitamak Picture Gallery (84 Kommunisticheskaya St., Sterlitamak).
One of the priority-oriented directions in the Museum’s activities is promotion of scientific knowledge of classic and contemporary art in different towns and districts of Bashkortostan.Excavations in 1927 yielded 15 engraved and/or pierced limestone blocks that have served as a key point of reference for the study of Aurignacian art in the region.In 2014, White and his colleagues returned to Abri Cellier, seeking intact deposits that would allow a better understanding of the archaeological sequence at the site and its relationship to other Aurignacian sites.The Tretyakov State Gallery, The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow Art Media Museum, the Museum of Circus Art to the Grand Saint Petersburg Circus, the Museum of the Union of Russia’s Circus Artists, Heritage Foundation of Artist A. Some of the works at the MMOMA exhibition are well known to the public; others have never been exhibited before.The exhibition comprises works of the classic Russian Avant-garde artists: Alexander Rodchenko, Vladimir Dmitriev, Alexandra Exter, Vladimir Sterligov, and Mark Chagall.The exhibition "Holy Russia", opened on the initiative of Dmitry Medvedev, the president of the Russian Federation, is unique both in terms of its scale and significance.