expert in territory development, Charles Landry, who is a special guest of the
International Forum "Creative City" in Kirovograd, visited A.A.Osmerkin
Art-Memorial Museum on January 17, 2012.
The excursion was conducted in English by a museum researcher. Casual
atmosphere dominated during the tour, in fact, it was in the form of conversation, Charles
Landry asked about the history of foundation, exhibition activities, popularity of the
museum, life, educational and creative development of the artist A.A.Osmerkin and his
uncle architect Jakov Pauchenko.
Special attention was drawn by a drawing of A.Osmerkin's childhood; Charles
Landry found some similarities between it and the works of French artist and sculptor
Henri Matisse. Charles Landry was interested an impressed by the story of tragic events of
the last years of A.A.Osmerkin: accusation in formalism, deprivation of a right to teach
and take orders, opening of the court case against himů
Photo exhibition "Stop and admire", dedicated to Elisavetgrad
architect Jakov Pauchenko's creative works, made a pleasant impression on the English
guest and, moreover, induced him to take a walk through the city to see on his own eyes
architectural landmarks of Kirovograd.
wrote an entry about his impression from the visit to the museum in the guest book.