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Fairytales in Russia

22 march 2001—19 june 2001
The motifs of fairy and folk tales have always been present in Russian art, reflecting the quests for artistic ideals in every period and style. Fairytales have been a constant source of inspiration for artists in their search for simple truths and attempts to escape reality. The show displays over three hundred works of graphic art, painting, decorative, applied and folk art, reflecting the diversity of fairytale subjects in works by Russian artists. Separate thematic cycles are dedicated to folk tales, heroic poems, fairytale literature, fables and the fairytales of Alexander Pushkin. The exhibition includes both famous academic masterpieces and such lesser-known works as How the Mice Buried the Cat, a watercolour by an unknown artist working in the late eighteenth century, and Nikolai Roerich's Bogatyr Frieze series of decorative panels (1909-10). Visitors can also see the works of Victor Vasnetsov, Ilya Repin, Mikhail Vrubel, Ivan Bilibin, Vladimir Lebedev, Vladimir Konashevich, Yevgeny Charushin and Tatyana Mavrina.
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Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

12 november 2020—8 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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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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