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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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Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

12 november 2020—9 march 2021

The exhibition displays the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) - a world-famous artist, one of the leading masters of Russian art of the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition will feature about 80 paintings from the Russian Museum collection, as well as several graphic works.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july 2020—10 january 2021

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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