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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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Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

20 december 2018—11 march 2019

The exhibition will present more than 600 works of various types of textile art, painting, graphics, decorative and applied art, and more than 30 costumes, including shawls, headscarves, pashminas, and stoles.

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Karl Marx Forever?

Karl Marx Forever?

17 october 2018—14 january 2019

An exhibition on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx offers a comprehensive overview of images of the influential thinker in Russian culture and everyday life from the beginning of the 20th century till nowadays.

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