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Catherine the Great in Russia and Beyond
St Michael’s Castle

Catherine the Great in Russia and Beyond

15 february—28 may 2018

The exhibition including over 500 objects offers a perspective on how Russian internal and geopolitical transformations, in which Empress Catherine II playe...

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Sculptor's Book
St Michael’s Castle

Sculptor's Book

12 april—18 june 2018

The exhibition investigates the ways sculptors tackle book as a cultural phenomenon. The viewers will see not only traditional sculpture, but also installations and objects. The exh...

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Vladimir Lyubarov. The Land of Peremilovo. Oil Paintings of Russian Origin
St Michael’s Castle

Vladimir Lyubarov. The Land of Peremilovo. Oil Paintings of Russian Origin

18 april—18 june 2018

In Lyubarov’s work, subtle psychologism and attention to detail are artfully combined with the ingenuous expressiveness of n...

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Sport in Soviet Porcelain, Graphic Arts, and Sculpture
Benois Wing

Sport in Soviet Porcelain, Graphic Arts, and Sculpture

25 april—30 july 2018

The exhibition includes around 350 ceramic works devoted to the topics of sport and healthy lifestyle and made in the Soviet Union/Russia betwee...

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Ernst Barlach – Käthe Kollwitz: Beyond the Borders of Existence. In Dialogue with their Russian Contemporaries
Marble Palace
Photographic Postcards
Stroganov Palace

Photographic Postcards

16 may—11 june 2018

Landmark postcards made in collaboration between contemporary St. Petersburg photographers and graphic artist Alexander Florensky present an original perspective on iconic pl...

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Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. On the 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth
Benois Wing

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. On the 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

25 may—20 august 2018

Large-scale retrospective exhibition will present the artist’s milestone works, encompassing his entire career, from well-known mas...

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/ / The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

In 1994 famous German collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig gifted their collection of art of the second half of the XX-th century. This gift resulted in a special part of the permanent exhibition «The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum» which hosted its first visitors on the 20 March, 1995 at the Marble Palace. The content of the collection was defined by the collectors together with the representatives of the Russian Museum. Among the artists whose works happen to be part of the collection are Pablo Picasso, Joseph Beuys, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, George Seagull, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer, Jorg Immendorff, Jonathan Borofsky, Jeff Koons, Ilya Kabakov and others.

«The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum» reflects the major preferences of the collectors. The collection has two main core directions. The first is American op-art the importance of which was immediately comprehended by the Ludwigs. The pop-art, which was the most radical art movement of that time, became the foundation for the future collection. The second movement the Ludwigs gave preference to was the German neo-expressionism which brought back timeliness to the painting in 1980-ies together with the debatable phenomenon of «the German» in German art.

Regular participation of the works from «The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum» in world art projects proves the collection to be of high quality and viability. In 2014 the Russian Museum organized the exhibition of the collection in Brazil. The exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Bank of Brazil in Rio-de-Janeiro became second in visiting rate. During first two months of the display it had been seen by 530 088 visitors in the cities of Sao-Paulo, Belo-Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro. The total number of visitors was around one million.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Big Heads. 1969. Oil on canvas

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Portrait of Peter Ludwig. 1980. Silkscreen on canvas

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol

Untitled. 1984. Oil and acrylic on canvas

Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz

Bottle and Eagle. Diptych. 1977-1978. Oil on plywood

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Untitled. 1968. Oil on canvas

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

Ruins. 1965. Acrylic on canvas

Erik Bulatov

Erik Bulatov

Melting Clouds. 1982-1987. Oil on canvas

Igor Makarevich

Igor Makarevich

Portrait of Ivan Chuikov. 1981. Oil on wood

Igor Makarevich

Igor Makarevich

The Golden Space of Bulatov (Portrait of Erik Bulatov). 1988. Alcyd resin and particle board

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

The Turkish Bath of Ingres. 1967. Silkscreen, white, screen painting, paper, cardboard and collage

Dmitry Prigov

Dmitry Prigov

Malevich’s Square. 1989. Left part. Indian ink and ballpoint pen on newspaper

Dmitry Prigov

Dmitry Prigov

Malevich’s Square. 1989. Right  part. Indian ink and ballpoint pen on newspaper

Jorg Immendorff

Jorg Immendorff

The Nose. 2003. Bronze

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer

Big Iron Fist Germany. 1979. Oil and acrylic on canvas

Ilya Kabakov

Ilya Kabakov

The Garden. Diptych. 1978. Enamel on fiberboard

Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

Banana Splits and Glaces en Degustation. 1964. Object. Painted and lacquered plaster, glazed ceramic and strainless steel; in a showcase

Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann

Steel Drawing with Fruit, Flowers and Monica. 1986. Enamel and laser-cut steel

Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager

ICS – Computer Center. 1969. Acrylic and graphite on celotex

Ralph Goings

Ralph Goings

Unadilla Diner. 1977. Oil on canvas

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

Cherubs. Part 1. 1991. Wood (?), levkas, oil (?), painting and gilding

Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns

Shade. 1956. Object. Encaustic, wood, metal and canvas

Viktor Pivovarov

Viktor Pivovarov

Long-long Arm. 1972. Enamel on fiberboard

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Triptych No. 14. Self-Portrait (Dedicated to my Father). Object. 1987. Mixed media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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