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Even when it first opened back in 1898, the Russian Museum owned many canvases painted by such masters of the second half of the nineteenth century as Ivan Aivazovsky, Konstantin Makovsky, Ilya Repin, Vasily Polenov and Vasily Surikov. Although the selection of works before the revolution was often hampered by the conservative tastes of museum officialdom, the collection nevertheless grew in breadth thanks to the efforts of Alexander Benois, Albert Benois, Igor Grabar and Pyotr Neradovsky.
12 december 2019—28 april 2020
The exhibition allows to observe the creation history of this work and to identify the depicted persons, and also to plunge into the festive atmosphere of "The Eternal City" of the time the painting were created.
18 october 2019—25 november 2019
The exhibition will present a painting by Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov (1862–1942) “Holy Russia”, the complex restoration of which was completed in the Russian Museum, as well as photo and video documentation of the restoration works.
4 july 2019—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.
13 june 2019—19 august 2019
The exhibition will trace the pictorial and semantic metamorphosis of the image of the angel in fine arts from modernism, symbolism, and avant-garde to the art of our contemporaries.
11 april 2019—10 june 2019
The exhibition will present paintings, graphics, sculpture, theatrical-decorative and applied arts, and numismatics from three private collections in St. Petersburg: the Paleev family, the Berezovsky family, and the Naumov family.
30 may 2019—19 august 2019
From the series “Traveling around Russian Empire”. The exhibition presents the image of St. Petersburg Governorate in professional and amateur photographs, as well as postcards depicting the man-made and natural sights of the area, the local population and the events of everyday life.
24 january 2019—13 may 2019
The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad. The artist witnessed and experienced the siege, one of the most tragic events of the Second World War, firsthand.
21 november 2018—14 january 2019
The exhibition will present over 80 works by Lazar Khidekel — a prominent figure of the Russian avant-garde — from the collection of the architect's family.
6 june 2019—8 july 2019
A personal exhibition of the works by Chinese artist Xu Jiang presents a contemporary approach to nature studies and landscape painting.
28 march 2019—15 july 2019
An exhibition of paintings and graphic works by a famous traveler revealing his extraordinary vision.
13 february 2019—16 june 2019
The exhibition from the cycle “The Romanovs Family Saga” covers the personality and state affairs of Emperor Nicholas I, as reflected in the works of painting, graphics, numismatics and decorative and applied arts from state museums and private collections.
23 january—9 march 2020
The exhibition for the first time reconstructs the history of Leningrad Expressionism in the unity and diversity of the ways of the plastic form development. Presented artworks closely converge, but their authors, as a rule, did not intersect in life.
21 november 2019—14 january 2020
The exhibition of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Nikolai Rybakov presents more than 70 works: paintings, graphic works, and enamels.
18 november 2019—24 november 2019
Bulat Galeyev. Space Sonata (Video version with a living actor), 1986
5 june 2006—28 june 2006
3 may 2006—28 may 2006
The exposition presents the oeuvre of the Petersburg photographer Anatoly Larionov.
6 march 2006—3 april 2006
Modern exhibition of the museum comprises items dating back to Peter I’s time, including memorial paraphernalia, such as: red broadcloth uniform, an oriental cane, a model of Peter I’s hand based on an imprint made at Lipetsk foundry in 1707, a wherry, and Peter’s armchair.
16 june 2005—24 july 2005
The installation of the Lithuanian musician Vladimir Tarasov and the American artist Sarah Flohr will be shown in the Mikhailovsky Garden of the State Russian Museum on 16 June.
25 march 2017—31 december 2017
The high technology interactive exposition "Our Romantic Emperor" located on three floors of the Western Pavilion of St. Michael's Castle is devoted to Paul I, the author and owner of the ensemble of St. Michael's Castle.
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
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