With a name like The State Art Museum of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, named after I.V. Savitsky (more commonly known as the Nukus Museum) may not be the most public relations geared moniker. But what the museum lacks in naming finesse, it more than makes up for in all other ways. What makes the museum special is the 82,000+ pieces of Soviet era art. Some may think, "Soviet era art?". It's true. Although the powers that be at the time attempted to destroy the art community, it somehow found refuge in this tiny town in the middle of nowhere. The museum is wonderfully well designed and run. It is rare to have such a great opportunity to see collection of art that simply should not exist.