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The Autumn of Russia’s Middle Ages

Simon Ushakov. The Trinity. 1671
21 february—13 may 2019
The exhibition, dedicated to the sacred art of the 17th century, presents works exclusively from the collection of the Russian Museum. Many of them are shown for the first time or with new attribution. An extensive collection of books, objects of jewelry, embroidery, icon painting, monumental painting of the 17th century, has been formed gradually since the foundation of the museum, giving a comprehensive account of the ways and features of the development of art of this time.

The 17th century in Russia began with a time of turmoil and ended with Peter the Great’s reforms. In culture, it marked the rise of the individual, personal perspective, with great interest in the West European culture, and unprecedented attention to detail.

This era was full of contradictions, both in art and society. The process of secularization of art in the 18th century was, in fact, an organic consequence of the spiritual quest of the 17th century man, which the exhibition offers a glimpse into.

Virgin Mary The Unwithering Rose. Late 17th century. The Entombment of Christ. Shroud. 1592. Solvychegodsk. Simon Ushakov. Christ Pantocrator. 1663 Book of Gospel, appertaining to the altar. 1689. Moscow. Early 18th century.

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Ilya Repin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

Ilya Repin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

3 october 2019—9 march 2020

The exhibition will feature more than 250 paintings and graphic works by Ilya Repin: recognized masterpieces by the master and his little-known works, as well as memorial items related to the life and work of the artist.

The Union of Youth

The Union of Youth

4 july—2 september 2019

The exhibition of the first avant-garde association of Russia will present about 200 items: paintings, graphics, scenographic projects, as well as posters and archival materials.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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