In 1998, the director and founder of the theater "School of Dramatic Art" Anatoly Vassiliev proposed to set up an art gallery in an apartment belonging to the theater. It is an apartment on the top floor of a building built at the end of the XIX century, with the total surface of 250m ?. Once, it was a giant community apartment, and after returning to the theater it is used as a large creative studio and an office. The project planned to remove the walls and restore the most impressive room - from the guest room - a dining room with high ceiling decorated with half-timbering and a high window of the pseudo-Gothic style. Moldings and paints were partially destroyed or under the layers of posterior paint. The restorers discovered wonderful things: on the ceiling beams, figures of androgynous angels, with a beautiful breast and a scrupulously molded male member. We called Vasiliev to show him this wonder and ask him if we would discover the ceiling paintings. It was possible to find a subject even more naughty because the paintings were created at the time of decadence. Vassiliev replied with a laugh: "Leave the sculptures, do not touch the paintings".
The space separated by borders 20 cm in height has remained whole but nevertheless has the opportunity to host exhibitions.
In 2008, the new Muscovite Bolsheviks seized the apartment. Vassiliev left for France and the art gallery ceased to exist.