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Vaschenko Yu. Family. From
22 july 2015—31 october 2015
The exhibition includes the pieces of art that fulfilled the collection of the State Russian museum in 1998 (the last exhibition of the new acquisitions) - 2014. In this period the museum was able to purchase more than 2 000 objects of different genres and trends among which there are plenty of masterpieces. At the same time the main source of fulfilling the collection were the numerous and lavish gifts which presented to the museum over 12 000 pieces of art. Among the most valuable is the gift from the prominent Leningrad collectors I. and J. Rzhevsky, presented to the museum in 1998 and currently exhibited in the permanent exposition of the Marble palace and published in the catalogue in 2006. Apart from this gift the collection of the Russian museum was enriched by many other gifts, and the Russian museum is largely grateful to all the donators - collectors, artists and their heirs for taking part in widening of the museum collection.

As a result of the multilateral activity of the museum aimed on enlargement the collection it included the works of the renowned masters as well as of those prominent artists whose impact on art is still wrongly underestimated. During the last decades the authors' list of the collection was extended by the new names while the creative work of those masters whose pieces of art have already been present in the collection is now reflected more comprehensively. Moreover, the museum permanently inspects the current artistic process in order to adequately reflect the contemporary situation in the art sphere.

Building up the museum collection is a captivating process that reflects the spirit of the times as well as the possibilities of the museum and participation of its donators - Ministry of Culture and sponsors. The new acquisitions exhibition is aimed to acquaint the visitors with the museum as a living organism, growing and altering, analyzing the national past and its traditions as well as interacting with the current artistic process and taking part in its formation.

St. Nicolas, with Deisis and selected saints. XVI cent. Levitzky D. Portrait on an unknown young woman. Around 1800 Falk R. Self-portrait. Bretagne. 1934-1935 Arefiev A. Rope-walkers. 1968 Belova L. From the "Family portrait in the interior" series. 2008 Filonov P. The Warrior. 1909-1910 Kotel N. From the "Pumpkin pieces and a mirror" series. 1999 Beklemishev V. Saint Varvara the Martyr. After 1894 Simun K. Marshal G. Zhukov – the conqueror. 1995 F. Brik. The oriental girl. Geldvein – Vaulin ceramic manufacture. 1900-s – 1910-s. Tararyeva E. The toy – the horseman. 1983. Stary Oskol, Belgorod district. Medal "In memory of the establishment and opening of the Russian museum". 1997 Vaschenko Yu. Family. From "The Cherry Orchard" series. 1989

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The Art of Novgorod the Great in the Time of Prelate Macarius

The Art of Novgorod the Great in the Time of Prelate Macarius

27 april—14 august 2017

The XVIth century in Novgorod’s art history is a time of true rise but it still has never been an object of a special exhibition project and shown as a whole artistic phenomenon.

Vasily Vereshchagin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist

Vasily Vereshchagin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist

20 april—24 july 2017

The exhibition is dedicated to the 175-th anniversary of Vasily Vereshchagin, world-known Russian artist famous mainly for his battle pieces.

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