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Solomon Yudovin. Siege Graphics from the Russian Museum Collection and Collection of Evgeny Gerasimov
Stroganov Palace

Solomon Yudovin. Siege Graphics from the Russian Museum Collection and Collection of Evgeny Gerasimov

24 january—13 may 2019

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leni...

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The 5th Photobiennale of Contemporary Photography
Marble Palace

The 5th Photobiennale of Contemporary Photography

31 january—25 march 2019

Engaging both professional and amateur photographers, the Biennale aims to reflect the diversity of techniques, genres, and stylistic trends in con...

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Woodcuts from the Russian Museum Collection
St Michael’s Castle

Woodcuts from the Russian Museum Collection

7 february—13 may 2019

The exhibition will present a large-scale panorama of the development of woodcut from the late 17th century to the beginning of the 21st century, from&nb...

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Nicholas I
St Michael’s Castle

Nicholas I

13 february—20 may 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 ...

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The Autumn of Russia’s Middle Ages
Benois Wing

The Autumn of Russia’s Middle Ages

21 february—13 may 2019

The exhibition dedicated to the sacred art of the 17th century presents books, objects of jewelry, embroidery, icon painting, monumental painting from the collect...

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Fyodor Konyukhov
St Michael’s Castle

Fyodor Konyukhov

28 march—13 may 2019

An exhibition of paintings and graphic works by a famous traveler revealing his extraordinary vision.

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Oleg Voukolov
Marble Palace

Oleg Voukolov

25 april—10 june 2019

The exhibition of paintings and graphic works by the Russian artist, now living and working in France, in which the main characters are... pillows.

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2019
The Great Karl. Works by Karl Bryullov and His School from the Collection of the Russian Museum

The Great Karl. Works by Karl Bryullov and His School from the Collection of the Russian Museum

1 january—13 january 2019

An exhibition at the Primorye Art Gallery in Vladivostok, including over 50 paintings and drawings by Karl Bryullov and his school, demonstrates the tremendous impact that the Great Karl had made in the context of late romanticism.

Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

20 december 2018—11 march 2019

The exhibition will present more than 600 works of various types of textile art, painting, graphics, decorative and applied art, and more than 30 costumes, including shawls, headscarves, pashminas, and stoles.

Dashi Namdakov

Dashi Namdakov

12 december 2018—11 march 2019

Dashi Namdakov's work is closely tied to the national Buryat culture, Mongolian epos and the legends and parables of Buddhism, and distinguished by academic precision, particular expressiveness of character, and accuracy in rendering movement.

Ilya Repin

Ilya Repin

24 august 2018—2 december 2018

An exhibition at the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts features 32 works by I. E. Repin from the collection of the State Russian Museum.

Nikolai Kulbin

Nikolai Kulbin

23 august 2018—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 prominent graphic artist who left many portraits of his contemporaries, a talented theatrical artist, and book illustrator.

Works by Contemporary Chinese Artists from the Shanghai Art Fair

Works by Contemporary Chinese Artists from the Shanghai Art Fair

22 august 2018—30 august 2018

Works selected at the Shanghai Art Fair intended to represent the diversity of styles and perspectives in Chinese contemporary art

2017
Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

15 november 2017—11 december 2017

Gold
Ange Leccia and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
2000

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

18 october 2017—13 november 2017

Guitar Drag
Christian Marclay
2000

Andrei Tarkovsky. Artist of Space

Andrei Tarkovsky. Artist of Space

20 september 2017—20 november 2017

The exhibition is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986), famous Russian filmmaker and film director. A renowned master of cinema, Tarkovsky gained international recognition during his lifetime. He is considered the creator of a new language in cinematic art, having introduced new aesthetics and philosophy to it and influenced its further development.

German video art in the Russian Museum

German video art in the Russian Museum

30 june 2016—1 august 2016

"Revolutionary videograms (Videogramme einer Revolution)"
Harun Farocki, Andrei Ujica, 1992

My Own Self. Self-Portrait in the Russian Museum

My Own Self. Self-Portrait in the Russian Museum

29 june 2016—29 august 2016

The largest exhibition so far dedicated to the genre of self-portrait opened in the Russian museum on 29 June.
Self-portrait stands out like a mirror which reflects not only the personality of the author, but his perception of the artist’s role, the significance of art and its place in the life of contemporaries.

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

23 june 2016—1 august 2016

Mordovian republican Fine Arts Museum in Saransk presents the exhibition dedicated to the world-famous carnival in Venice. The bright and mystical feast, attracting the public every February is one of the most loved and thrilling subjects for the photographers.

Valery Lukka. Between Chaos and Farce. Continuation

Valery Lukka. Between Chaos and Farce. Continuation

21 march 2015—11 may 2015

The jubilee exhibition of the prominent St. Petersburg artist Valery Lukka comprises over 50 works executed in 1988-2014. The exhibition is focused on the transformation of the image of St. Petersburg in the atmosphere of chaos and farce, distinctive features of our time.

Serov. The Non-portraitist. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

Serov. The Non-portraitist. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

5 march 2015—8 june 2015

The State Russian Museum holds a wonderful collection of portraits by Valentin Serov (1865-1911), many of which became classic of the Russian art at the turn of XXth century.

ALEXANDER ZAGOSKIN

ALEXANDER ZAGOSKIN

4 march 2015—6 april 2015

The retrospective exhibition of the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Zagoskin comprises around 50 paintings and graphical works. The exhibition can be seen as a unique stop-motion of the artist's personal development in the art world for the last several decades - from the period of the author's close interest to the theme of druids (late 1980s) to non-figurative canvases of 2010s.

2014
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).

Richard Meyer. Collages

Richard Meyer. Collages

30 october 2014—3 december 2014

Russian museum presents the exhibition of Richard Meier's collages. Richard Meier is one of the most famous and successful contemporary architects, and one the most consistent American modernists in his attachment to pure forms.

GRIGORY UGRYUMOV. 1764-1823

GRIGORY UGRYUMOV. 1764-1823

29 october 2014—13 april 2014

The exhibition is timed to the 250-th birthday anniversary of the outstanding Russian artist Grigory Ugryumov (1764-1823).

BORIS KOCHEISHVILI

BORIS KOCHEISHVILI

14 august 2013—16 september 2013

The exhibition for the first time presents in the Russian Museum the creative oeuvre of the well-known Moscow artist who since the 1960's works in the sphere of painting and graphic art.

ANDREY OSTASHOV

ANDREY OSTASHOV

7 august 2013—30 september 2013

The exhibition presents the creative oeuvre of Andrei Ostashov - the contemporary Belarus sculptor, who got the recognition not only in his native land, but also in many European countries.

BEAUTY WITHOUT CLAMOUR?

BEAUTY WITHOUT CLAMOUR?

1 august 2013—28 october 2013

The exhibition presents the development of the so-called Nu (Nude) genre in the Russian photography from the 1900s till the beginning of the 21th century.

2012
YURI KALUTA. RED AND BLACK

YURI KALUTA. RED AND BLACK

18 october 2012—19 november 2012

The exhibition presents the creative oeuvre of contemporary Russian artist Yury Kaluta.

PORTRAIT OF AFRICA. ANTON LYALIN

PORTRAIT OF AFRICA. ANTON LYALIN

4 october 2012—5 november 2012

The exhibition acquaints with the series that unites 64 works by the well-known contemporary Russian photographer who had a trip across Africa and portrayed the unique beauty of landscape of this exotic land and its inhabitants – the representatives of the various world of wild nature that is removed from destructive force of civilization and preserves its independence.

TRAUGOT FAMILY. GEORGE TRAUGOT, VERA YANOVA, ALEXANDR AND VALERY TRAUGOT

TRAUGOT FAMILY. GEORGE TRAUGOT, VERA YANOVA, ALEXANDR AND VALERY TRAUGOT

29 august 2012—14 october 2012

The exhibition is devoted to the creative oeuvre of two generations of the family of Petersburg artists Traugot: Georgiy Traugot (1903–1961), his wife Vera Yanova (1907–2004), whose works are presented to viewers for the first time ever, and their sons – Alexander Traugot (born 1931) and Valeriy Traugot (1936–2009).

2011
GENIA CHEF. GLORY OF A NEW CENTURY

GENIA CHEF. GLORY OF A NEW CENTURY

16 november 2011—11 december 2011

The solo exhibition of Genia Chef presents the creative oeuvre of the well-known master of contemporary art who was born in the Soviet Union and from 1985 works in foreign countries (Germany, Austria, the United States of America, Spain).

HELLO - THIS IS US!

HELLO - THIS IS US!

28 october 2011—17 november 2011

The international exhibition of the children's photograph is the artistic and educational Photo-project that united the young masters of photograph from Cologne, Turku and St. Petersburg. The exhibition shows what the young Finns, Germans and Russians are interested in.

RUSSIA FOR ALL. Exhibition project by Victor Bondarenko and Dmitry Gutov

RUSSIA FOR ALL. Exhibition project by Victor Bondarenko and Dmitry Gutov

29 september 2011—16 october 2011

The Russia for All exhibition project by the inhabitants of Moscow Victor Bondarenko (the author of idea of the exhibition) and the artist Dmitry Gutov is connected with the practice of contemporary art and realized in the form of the trip across Russia with stops in different cities.

2010

“EXPEDITION” EXHIBITION-INSTALLATION

18 november 2010—13 december 2010

“Expedition” exhibition-installation created by the modern artists Mikhail Pavlukovich and Olga Subbotina in 2010 especially for the Festival of modern art “Living Perm” is holding within the framework of the Days of Perm Culture in St. Petersburg “Cultural Alliance”.

THE VICTORY. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF THE CHILD ART.

THE VICTORY. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF THE CHILD ART.

3 november 2010—3 november 2010

The participants of the exhibition are the children from 5 to 17 years old, studying in the kindergartens, lyceums, general education and art schools, palaces, houses and centres of art of St. Petersburg, the Leningrad Region, Vologda Region and Murmansk Region, Magnitogorsk, Tver, North Osetya-Alanya Republic.

2009
VLADIMIR TITOV

VLADIMIR TITOV

28 october 2009—1 december 2009

For the first time the paintings by the well-known painter-emigrant Vladimir Titov, who lives now in France are presented at his personal exhibition in Saint-Petersburg. The exposition includes 45 works from the author's collection.

EUGENE ABEZGAUZ

14 october 2009—10 november 2009

The exhibition activity of Abezgauz envelop hundreds of expositions: from the small apartment-exhibitions of the Leningrad underground to such final historic expositions as "From Gulag to Glasnost.

ROBERT BATEMAN. Canada

8 october 2009—30 november 2009

At the exhibition there are presented for the first time in Russia the works by the well-known Canadian animal painter, naturalist and active greener Robert Bateman.

2008

GOING BRONZE. PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

14 november 2008—12 december 2008

Exposition opens the series of exhibitions in the project dedicated to Russian private collections.

Mikhail Shvartsman Graphic art

29 october 2008—1 december 2008

For the first time the exhibition of artworks by Mikhail Shvartsman from the collection of the artist’s family presents his graphic heritage as an organic, unique, marked by special virtuosic “making” branch of his creative oeuvre.

Manfred Hebenstreit

16 october 2008—20 november 2008

The artworks by the well-known Austrian artist Manfred Hebenstreit will be presented in the Russian Museum for the first time.

2007

ZINAIDA SEREBRYAKOVA. NUDES

11 october 2007—22 november 2007

Till recently the viewers knew Zinaida Serebryakova as a master of portrait, genre scenes from the life of peasantry.

YURY GRETSKY. IRINA GRETSKAYA. Painting. Graphic Art. Object

11 october 2007—19 november 2007

The unfathomable creative harmony makes the duet of Irina and Yury Gretsky highly attractive.

MIKHAIL KOZLOVSKY

MIKHAIL KOZLOVSKY

27 september 2007—10 december 2007

The Mikhail Kozlovsky (1753 — 1802) exhibition is dedicated to the 250th birthday anniversary of one of the leading artists of the eighteenth century.

Pyotr Ossovsky

19 october 2006—20 november 2006

Within the framework of the Jubilees cycle the Russian Museum presents the one-man show of Pyotr Ossovsky, the artist who belongs to the generation of the "men of the sixties".

Alexei Savrasov (1830 - 1897)

21 september 2006—4 december 2006

The Russian Museum presents the Alexei Savrasov exhibition.

SPEAKING WITH HANDS. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE BUHL COLLECTION

21 september 2006—31 october 2006

Nearly ten years ago Henry Buhl bought a photograph that impressed him and defined the theme of the collection.

Triply Andrej Reiser

8 september 2005—13 october 2005

It is for the first time that the Russian Museum presents the oeuvre of Andrej Reiser, a famous photographer. 132 black-and-white photographs showcased illustrate three independent themes.

Inna Glik St Petersburg - Parallel World Photography

2 september 2005—15 september 2005

M. TOLLMANN

1 september 2005—3 october 2005

It is for the first time that a personal exhibition of the German artist Markus Tollmann will take place in the Russian Museum.

Alya Yesipovich. No Comment

14 october 2004—15 november 2004

The exhibition introduces the No Comment project by Petersburg photographer Alla Esipovich, known by her work in SPb Sobaka.ru magazine (Portraits rubric), as well as by her publications in ELLE and Petersburg in Nevsky magazines.

Waldemars Matvejs (Vladimir Markov) in Petersburg. Painting, Photography, Archive Materials, Sculpture from the Easter Island and Northern Asia

14 october 2004—15 november 2004

The exhibition presents Waldemars Matvejs' paintings from the collection of the Latvian State Art Museum, modern prints made from the artist's negatives, works by his professors from the Petersburg Academy of Arts, members of the Union of Youth association, and documents from the manuscript department of the State Russian Museum, covering the master's life and work.

Sheila Isham

13 october 2004—13 november 2004

Sheila Isham: 50 Years of Creating On October 13, the Russian Museum opens a retrospective on the life and work of acclaimed American artist, Sheila Isham, in the Engineering Castle.

2003

Natalya Savinova. Ceramics (From 'Petersburg Ceramists' series)

5 november 2003—14 december 2003

The personal exhibition of Natalya Savinova showcases works, which has already became classic, from the State Russian Museum collection, as well as those created recently, which belong to the author and have never been shown to public.

Demian Herst. From the Cradle to the Grave

30 october 2003—1 december 2003

The first in Russia exhibition of works of the famous British artist, a mega-star of international art stage, Damien Herst, will showcase 100 graphic pictures and one large-scale sculpture.

Victor Ruzo. Life and Work (Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum)

10 october 2003—20 november 2003

The exhibition dated to the ninetieth birthday of the Swiss artist and philosopher Victor Ruzo introduces his works of different oeuvre periods, which depict his unique life story, a story of a peculiar oeuvre phenomenon.

2002

Hermann Pedit

31 october 2002—19 december 2002

An Austrian artist, Hermann Pedit (born in 1933) with an unusual creative development. He started painting under the direction of A.Kirchmeier, and after finishing Viennese Academy of Fine Art H.Pedit specialized as a sculptor by a most known Austrian master V.Wotruba; later he was given a purse of Wotruba.

Exhibition of digital technologies

28 october 2002—10 november 2002

Samsung Electronics is the world leader in manufacturing semi-conductors, household and digital appliances. It was among the companies that were the first to make a reality of a new life style.

The Garden of Boguslav Horak

17 october 2002—18 october 2002

A Czech designer Boguslav Horak is one of the prominent representatives of new European design.

2001

Mikhail Schwartzmann. Retrospective.

11 october 2001—18 november 2001

Mikhail Schwartzmann (1926-97) was born in Moscow but after his father-s imprisonment the family frequently moved from place to place.

Anna Staritskaya

4 october 2001—18 october 2001

Anna Staritskaya was born in Ukraine in 1908. At the age of 13 she started studying drawing at the Countess Sukhanova-Tolstaya Art School in Moscow.

Pavel Filonov

3 october 2001—20 november 2001

The exhibition comprises about three hundred canvases by the renowned master of the Russian avant-garde. Pavel Filonov (1882-1941) v painter, graphic artist, theatrical designer. Contributed to exhibitions from the 1990s.

2000

Marat Gelman gallery

19 october 2000—31 december 2000

The Marat Gelman Gallery shows the South Russian Wave, Poor Art and Nostalgia exhibitions within the framework of the Art Against Geography project.

Marguerite Anielle-Palen: myth, legend, fairytale

18 october 2000—12 november 2000

Marguerite Anielle-Palen was born into an Italian family in Switzerland. Most of her time she lives in Switzerland, sometimes staying in Paris and Italy.

Antonio Menegetty Ontoarte: for the rebirth in art

2 october 2000—15 october 2000

1999

'Coma'. Installation by V.Kustov

29 november 1999—15 december 1999

The exhibition was organized with the Ludwig Museum cooperation.

Exhibition of Li San Wong works

26 november 1999—31 december 1999

Li San Wong is the outstanding contemporary artist from Northern Korea who combines devices of the Far East traditional painting and Western art experience, in particular pop-art.

Franz Lefort - associate of Peter I

17 november 1999—30 november 1999

The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with Swiss Cultural Center. Its main exhibits were historical documents and engravings from the Navy Archive, Russian National Library and the State Russian Museum.

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