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NICKOLAS ROERICH. 1874-1947

Slavs on the Dnieper. 1905. Tempera on cardboard. 67 x 89
9 april 2014—14 july 2014

The exhibition is devoted to the 140th anniversary of the birth of Nickolas Roerich, one of the most distinctive Russian artists of the turn of  the 20th century as well as a writer, philosopher, archaeologist,  public figure, and initiator of the International Pact of Protection of the Cultural Heritage ("The Roerich Pact").

The Russian Museum owns the largest collection of paintings by Roerich that numbers about 430 works that presents both Russian and foreign stages of his creative path. The exposition brings together about 300 paintings and graphic works (from the earliest ones, created  during  Roerich's study  at the Imperial  Academy of Arts and his membership in the World of Art group)  from the collections of State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, Peterhof State Museum Reserve and the Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts (Isaak I. Brodsky Apartment-Museum).

A significant entry of the exhibition is the Bogatyr Frieze suite including the Sadko painting that has   been seldom displayed  because of its large format. The significant stage of Nickolas Roerich's creative path after emigration from Russia in 1918 - works that he created in India in the 1930s - 1940s - will be also extensively presented.

General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank  

Himalayas (Blue Mountains). 1939. Tempera on canvas. 47 x 79 The Treasures of Snow. (Kangchenjanga). 1940. Tempera on canvas. 76 x 122 Stupa. Ladakh. 1937. Tempera on canvas. 82 x 123 Ilya Muromets. Decorative panel for the dining room of filadelf Bazhanov’s house, St. Petersburg. From the Bogatyr Frieze suite. 1910. Tempera on canvas. 202 x 336.5

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Igor Grabar. For the 150th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

Igor Grabar. For the 150th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

22 july—20 september 2021

The exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the artist presents more than 120 paintings made in 1880s - 1950s. The exposition will include works from 17 Russian museums, as well as private collections in both Russian capitals.

Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

23 june—30 august 2021

The work of Ivan Shishkin (1832–1898) occupies a special place in history of Russian art. The major exhibition from the funds of the Russian Museum will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the unique talent of the greatest master of Russian landscape in all its diversity.

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