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Nikolai Kulbin
St Michael’s Castle

Nikolai Kulbin

23 august—22 october 2018

The first retrospective exhibition of works by Nikolai Kulbin (1868–1917) discovers the artist as a landscape painter with an analytical mind and yet an unspoiled vision, a p...

Konashevich: Known and Unknown
St Michael’s Castle

Konashevich: Known and Unknown

30 august—12 november 2018

An comprehensive exhibition of works by V. M. Konashevich (1888–1963), a brilliant book illustrator and easel graphic artist.

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Ruth Baumgarte
Marble Palace

Ruth Baumgarte

5 september—22 october 2018

Works by a renowned German artist offer a glimpse into the emotional life of African people, their relationships and everyday life in a situation of constant social and political tur...

Igor and Ekaterina Pestov
Marble Palace

Igor and Ekaterina Pestov

13 september—29 october 2018

A retrospective exhibition of works by Igor and Ekaterina Pestov focusing on the most burning issues of today’s world: consumption, spiritual void, aggression, and human v...

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Expressionism in Russian Art
Benois Wing

Expressionism in Russian Art

20 september—19 november 2018

An exhibition of painting and graphic works of Russian Expressionism investigates original traits of this international movement in Russia.

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St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs
Stroganov Palace

St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

27 september—5 november 2018

Historic events, everyday life of the city, and St. Petersburg places of interest depicted in photographs and postcards of the late 19th and...

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Karl Marx Forever?
Benois Wing

Karl Marx Forever?

17 october 2018—14 january 2019

An exhibition on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx offers a comprehensive overview of images of the influential thinker in Russian culture and everyday lif...

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Exhibitions

Ancient Art of XIV-XVII Centuries

Ancient Art of XIV-XVII Centuries

Permanent exhibition

Collection of the Old Russian painting of the Russian Museum is one of the largest and most significant in Russia. It includes around six thousand icons. The permanent exhibition housed in the first four halls of Mikhailovsky Palace represents a part of this collection, the most valuable works of XII-XVII centuries created in the major art centers of Old Russia: Novgorod, Pskov, Vladimir, Suzdal, Moscow, and Yaroslavl.

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Russian Art of the XVIII Century

Russian Art of the XVIII Century

Permanent exhibition

The exposition of Russian art of XVIII century is chronologically organized and presents the main stages and trends of Russian art of this time. One part of the display is dedicated to the time of Peter I and focuses mainly on the names of Ivan Nikitin and Andrei Matveyev, the greatest portraitists and leaders of the secular Russian art of this time. Genre of portrait of the middle and second part of XVIII century is presented by such artists as Ivan Vishyakov, Alexey Antropov, Ivan Argunov, Fyodor Rokotov.

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Russian Art of the First Half of the XIX Century

Russian Art of the First Half of the XIX Century

Permanent exhibition

The exhibition shows masterpieces representing the variety of trends in the Russian art of the time (classicism, romantism and beginning in the second third of the XIX century realism). The works by academic school masters are also widely represented: the canvases by Karl Brullov (the famous «The Last Days of Pompeii», religious compositions and portraits of the artist’s contemporaries), historical paintings by Grigory Ugryumov, Alexander Ivanov, Alexey Egorov, Fyodor Bruni.

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Léon Bakst

Léon Bakst

24 february 2016—9 may 2016

Léon Bakst (1866-1924) is a world-known master of painting and drawing, whose impact on the flourishing of Russian theatrical and decorative art is hard to overestimate. His designs for costumes and decorations were great part of the success of Sergey Diaghilev's "Les saisons russes" - ballet and opera performances in Russia, France and other countries. The art of Bakst largely influenced theatrical art all over the world. It became an outstanding example of a thoughtful combination of experiments with form and interest to the artistic tradition of the Ancient East and antiquity. 

Russia. Realism. XXI century

Russia. Realism. XXI century

11 november 2015—24 february 2016

The exhibition presents the development of a variety of realistic tradition in the works of contemporary Russian artists working on the brink of academic, photorealism, and other variations of this movement that emerged in the last decades of the twentieth century. The exposition consists of the works of famous, mostly young painters and graphic artists of St. Petersburg and Moscow (Alexey Belyaev-Gintovt Ekaterina Grachev Vadim Grigoriev-Bashun Alexander Dashevsky, Frol Ivanov Denis Ichitovkin, Taisiya Korotkov, Cyril Koteshov Olga Osnach Paul separately Catherine Igor Pestov Vladimir Potapov Vitaly Pushnitskii, Kerim Ragimov, Hamid Savkuev Victor Safonkin Maria Safronova, Mikhail Khazin, and others).

Pavel Fedotov. 1815-1852

Pavel Fedotov. 1815-1852

22 october 2015—17 january 2016

The exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Pavel Fedotov (1815-1852) - one of the most prominent Russian artists of the XIXth century includes around 40 paintings and over 100 graphic works from the collection of the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, State Historical Museum and Ivanovo Regional Art Museum, and also the costumes of the midth of the 19th century from the collection of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.

Mineral Study

Mineral Study

Permanent exhibition

On 26 May 2005 the Mineral Study in the Stroganov Palace was opened after restoration and recreation of interiors. The study was designed by Andrei Voronikhin in 1791-92. It was considered as one of the masterpieces of Russian architecture of the 18th century.

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Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

21 november 2018—21 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.

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St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

27 september—5 november 2018

Historic events, everyday life of the city, and St. Petersburg places of interest depicted in photographs and postcards of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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True to Tradition. Paintings by St Petersburg Artists from a Private Collection

True to Tradition. Paintings by St Petersburg Artists from a Private Collection

28 may 2015—20 july 2015

The exhibition housed in St. Michael's Castle presents the works of St. Petersburg artists from the collection of Valery Pustarnakov - collectioner and patron of art.

Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich

Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich

24 december 2014—10 may 2015

The exhibition "Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich" is devoted to the Emperor Pavel I's childhood and adolescence.

Dmitry Shuvalov. 1932-2013

Dmitry Shuvalov. 1932-2013

5 november 2014—1 december 2014

The exhibition comprises the works of Dmitry Shuvalov, the Honoured Artist of Russia and prominent professor of Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Industry (Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy of Alexander von Stieglitz).

Portuguese Video Art at the Marble Palace. Casting Reality

Portuguese Video Art at the Marble Palace. Casting Reality

2 july—20 august 2018

Three Portuguese video artists attempt to capture the flow of time, convey the sensation of duration, and eventually create a new reality.

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

16 may—30 june 2018

Le film du Japon
Xavier Veilhan
2002

Ernst Barlach – Käthe Kollwitz: Beyond the Borders of Existence. In Dialogue with their Russian Contemporaries

Ernst Barlach – Käthe Kollwitz: Beyond the Borders of Existence. In Dialogue with their Russian Contemporaries

26 april—6 august 2018

The exhibition of over 220 works by two prominent German artists accompanied by an extensive presentation of their Russian contemporaries captures the state of human existence in powerful images.

Anatoly Larionov. Petersburg Suite

3 may 2006—28 may 2006

The exposition presents the oeuvre of the Petersburg photographer Anatoly Larionov.

Anatoly Gromov. Magic of light

6 march 2006—3 april 2006

Modern exhibition of Cabin of Peter the Great

Modern exhibition of Cabin of Peter the Great

Permanent exhibition

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.

Mikhailovsky Garden

CLOSE TO NOT. VLADIMIR TARASOV AND SARAH FLOHR. SOUND INSTALLATION

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.

The high technology interactive exposition "Our Romantic Emperor"

The high technology interactive exposition "Our Romantic Emperor"

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.

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

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