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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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Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

2 june—2 august 2022

The exhibition dedicated to the 165th anniversary of Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel (1856-1910) will present the main stages of the path of one of the leading masters of Russian art. Like the titans of the Renaissance, the artist was richly gifted. His creative pursuits and achievements were far ahead of his time. Portraits of contemporaries and landscapes created by him, works inspired by Russian and ancient mythology and classical literature, are marked by high spirituality.

Preserving History. The Russian Museum Restoration Workshops Celebrate Their Centenary

Preserving History. The Russian Museum Restoration Workshops Celebrate Their Centenary

21 april—18 july 2022

April 25, 2022 marks exactly 100 years since the organization of the first restoration workshop at the Russian Museum. Only 330 of the most interesting exhibits from the restoration point of view will be presented at the exhibition. These are paintings, icons and graphic works, objects of decorative, applied and folk art and sculptures.

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