The exhibition includes first-class works by Vasily Kandinsky, Ilya Mashkov, Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Nikolai Feshin, Vera Vilkoviskaya, Georgy Lazarev, and Illarion Pleshchinsky. The paintings are presented in three sections, reflecting the main stylistic features of the avant-garde.
In October 1921, more than 300 works from Vyatka, Moscow, Petrograd and Kazan were brought to the 3rd Itinerant Art Exhibition in Sovetsk, Vyatka Province (Kirov region). Unprecedented in the number and composition of works, the show was to continue in other cities of the province. A month later, the masterpieces were sent on carts to the neighboring town of Yaransk, where, because of problems with financing and the beginning of the fall thaw, they were left in the local museum and forgotten for almost 100 years.