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N.Pirogova. Circus Rider. 1900’s. Water color, oil, lacquer, graphite pencil on cardboard. Russian Museum.
17 march 2016—2 june 2016

The bright and vivid world of the circus found its reflection in the work of many Russian artists. The major exhibition in the Russian Museum presents the pieces of art dedicated to the circus of the XIX-XX centuries for the first time. Among the artists who were inspired by this subject are A. Benois, S. Sudeikin, A. Shevchenko, S. Dymshits-Tolstaya, I. Puni, A. Jakovlev, V. Shukhaev, M. Shemiakin, A.Agabekov, N. Nesterova, K, Simun, I. Tarasiuk and others. The exhibition comprises paintings, graphic works, sculptures and pieces of decorative and applied art from the Russian Museum and artists' workshops and also unique historic materials from the collection of St. Petersburg Museum of Circus Art.

Unknown artist. State Circus. Captain Alphred Sheider and his 100 lions. 1928-1929. Paper. Chromolithograph. Russian Museum. V.Alfeevsky. Trapeze artists. Water color, ink on paper. 1966. Russian Museum. N.Chernov. Harlequinade. 1914. Tempera, graphite, gouache on cardboard. Russian Museum. Svetlana Melnichenko Harlequin. 1999. Plaster. Private collection Victor Vasnetsov. Acrobats (At a Festival in the Environs of Paris). 1877. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Alexander Shevchenko. The Sirano Brothers,Jugglers. 1877. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Rimma Yunosheva. Portrait of actress Dolores Zapashnaya. 1990. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum Dmitriy Bulanov. Tauric Garden. Tent Circus. Elephants-Dancers. Second half of 1920’s. Paper, chromolithograph. State Russian Museum

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Expressionism in Russian Art

Expressionism in Russian Art

20 september—19 november 2018

An exhibition of painting and graphic works of Russian Expressionism investigates original traits of this international movement in Russia.

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St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

22 august 2018—14 january 2019

The exhibition, dedicated to the 200th anniverary of St. Isaac's Cathedral, reveals new facts on the history of its construction and decoration. It presents drawings and cartoons made for the interior of the cathedral by such masters as Karl Bryullov, Fyodor Bruni, and others.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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