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Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries
Marble Palace

Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries

18 august 2022—9 january 2023

This exhibition will introduce viewers to the furniture preserved in the Russian Museum, a collection the public is not very fam...

Leonid Kolibaba. Sculpture and Drawings
Stroganov Palace

Leonid Kolibaba. Sculpture and Drawings

16 september 2022—16 january 2023

This exhibition will acquaint visitors with the work of Leonid Kolibaba, a renowned St. Petersburg-based sculptor, graphic artist and educator, and member of...

Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings
St Michael’s Castle

Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings

6 october—12 december 2022

Naum Mogilevsky was one of the most outstanding artists of the circle that gravitated around the great sculptor and artistic mentor Alexander Matveyev. And ...

Mikhail Makhayev’s St Petersburg
St Michael’s Castle

Mikhail Makhayev’s St Petersburg

14 october 2022—16 january 2023

The sketches and drawings of Mikhail Makhayev (1717–1770), the great Russian 18th-century veduta master, are the only way we have of appreciating St Petersb...

Images of Military Life in Russian Art from the 16th to the 20th Centuries
Benois Wing

Images of Military Life in Russian Art from the 16th to the 20th Centuries

20 october 2022—16 january 2023

Images of Military Life is an extensive exhibition featuring icons, paintings, sculptures, and applied and decorative artwor...

Evgeny Romashko
Marble Palace

Evgeny Romashko

25 november 2022—16 january 2023

This exhibition of works by People’s Artist of the Russian Federation and Head of the Academic Painting Faculty of the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Art and Industry Evgeny Roma...

Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life
Benois Wing

Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life

16 december 2022—6 march 2023

The Russian Museum exhibition project Artists on War and Peace can be seen as a diptych comprised of two exhibitions: Images of Military Life in Russian Art...

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2022
Igor Tcholaria. Taming the Chaos

Igor Tcholaria. Taming the Chaos

23 september—13 november 2022

Taming the Chaos, a solo exhibition of the work of Igor Tcholaria, numbers some 60 paintings, graphic artworks and sculptures. Igor Tcholaria was born in Abkhazia, which stretches along the coast of the Black Sea. He received his basic grounding in art at the Sukhumi Art School, and subsequently continued his education in Leningrad, at the Vera Mukhina School and the Academy of Arts.

Portrait of a Young Man in a Green Caftan by Ivan Nikitin

Portrait of a Young Man in a Green Caftan by Ivan Nikitin

1 september—14 november 2022

When in 1897 the Emperor Alexander III Russian Museum received the painting Portrait of a Young Man in a Green Caftan (late 1720s – before August 8, 1732) as a donation from the art collection of Prince Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, it was deemed to be an early 18th-century painting by an anonymous artist. The remarkable portrait was later thought to have possibly come from the hand of Ivan Nikitin, but sufficient evidence to prove that came to light only as recently as the mid-2010s, in the findings of a multidisciplinary study and thorough restoration.

The Language of Animation in Contemporary Russian Art

The Language of Animation in Contemporary Russian Art

1 july—29 august 2022

The language of animation ever more often is replacing the language of traditional figurative art. The exhibition showcases works by Russian artists from the end of the 20th century to the present day in three independent projects: Mechanicus, Animators, and Man the Circuit.

2021
Fyodor Dostoevsky in the Fine Arts from the State Russian Museum Collection. On the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

Fyodor Dostoevsky in the Fine Arts from the State Russian Museum Collection. On the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

14 october 2021—22 november 2021

The exhibition was prepared for the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous and frequently cited Russian writers - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881).
His training at the Engineering School (in the 1840s), located in the Mikhailovsky (Engineering) Castle (now a branch of the Russian Museum), is an excellent occasion for the Russian Museum to pay tribute to the memory of one of the authors of the Petersburg myth by presenting an exposition of works from the museum collection in honor of this anniversary.

Pavel Stroganov: Italian Journey

Pavel Stroganov: Italian Journey

9 september 2021—6 december 2021

Count Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov (1823-1911), traveling with his family in Italy in 1839-1841, captured the image of this country in numerous drawings, which were considered the works of an unknown master until recently. At the exhibition in the halls of the palace that belonged to the Stroganovs, the Russian Museum will show 60 wonderful drawings from its collection for the first time and comment in a multimedia show how their research was carried out, which made it possible to prove the authorship of Count Pavel Stroganov.

Portraits of Count Nikolai Sheremetev: New Revelations

Portraits of Count Nikolai Sheremetev: New Revelations

22 july 2021—20 september 2021

Amerling was one of the best masters of children’s portrait of his time. The portrait of the little Count Sheremetev discovered in the State Russian Museum is the only work of the master in Russia so far. The exhibition will feature portraits of Nikolai Sheremetev made by various artists in various techniques - painting, miniature, sculpture, original and printed graphics from the collection of the State Russian Museum, the Ostankino Estate Museum (Moscow), the State Historical Museum, and the collection of T. A. Udras (Moscow).

2020
A Photographic Perspective on St. Petersburg

A Photographic Perspective on St. Petersburg

2 november 2020—14 december 2020

The exhibition completes the contest organized in cooperation with the Professional Photocenter Foto-One. Photographers were offered to show their view on St. Petersburg without any limitations in technique, genre, or style. The professional jury chose 97 works inspired by this unique city. Each and every photographer participating in the exhibition has his own, real and magical image of St. Petersburg.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july 2020—7 december 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july 2020—30 november 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

2019
The Autumn of Russia’s Middle Ages

The Autumn of Russia’s Middle Ages

21 february 2019—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 collection of the Russian Museum, giving a comprehensive account of the ways and features of the development of art of this time.


Mechanical Ballet. Video Art at the Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

Mechanical Ballet. Video Art at the Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

18 november 2019—24 november 2019

Bulat Galeyev. Space Sonata (Video version with a living actor), 1986

Mikhail Nesterov. Holy Russia. Restoration

Mikhail Nesterov. Holy Russia. Restoration

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.

2018
Dreams, Hope and Love in Russian Painting of the 19th – Early 20th Centuries: Works from the State Russian Museum Collection

Dreams, Hope and Love in Russian Painting of the 19th – Early 20th Centuries: Works from the State Russian Museum Collection

7 october 2018—24 december 2018

An exhibition at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum presents 40 masterworks on hope, love, and dreams harbored by the finest Russian artists of the 19th and early 20th century, drawn from the collection of the State Russian Museum. 

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

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

27 september 2018—12 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.

Boris Kustodiev. Portrait of Fyodor Shalyapin

Boris Kustodiev. Portrait of Fyodor Shalyapin

26 september 2018—21 october 2018

The one-painting exhibition at the Chelyabinsk State Art Museum presents a masterpiece by Boris Kustodiev — Portrait of Fyodor Shalyapin (1922).

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

29 september 2016—31 october 2016

«Berlin Exercises in Nine Pieces» (Berlin-Übungen in neun Stücken)
Rebecca Horn, 1974-1975

Wassily Kandinsky and Russia

Wassily Kandinsky and Russia

22 september 2016—4 december 2016

The oeuvre of Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), world-renown Russian artist is for the first time presented with special emphasis made on the national origins of his early figurative works and abstract paintings of 1910-s. The exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the artist comprises graphic and painterly works.

Reflection.  Watercolors and drawings of Andrey Esionov

Reflection. Watercolors and drawings of Andrey Esionov

14 september 2016—15 november 2016

Russian Museum invites to the personal exhibition of painter and graphic artist Andrey Esionov. That is his first exhibition in St Petersburg, but there already were several exhibitions in Europe and in Moscow – at the Academy of Arts and Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

2015
Dronov and Korneev

Dronov and Korneev

12 november 2015—24 december 2015

The exhibition in the Russian Museum is not the first joint project of Mikhail Dronov and Victor Korneev - well-known contemporary sculptors from Moscow.

 Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov. In dialogue with Avant-garde. On the 75th Anniversary of the Artist

Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov. In dialogue with Avant-garde. On the 75th Anniversary of the Artist

23 october 2015—16 november 2015

The exhibition presents the oeuvre of the prominent Russian artist, one of the founders of the Moscow conceptualism, in aspect of the dialogue of this master with the Russian avant-garde.

Nikolai Romadin

Nikolai Romadin

15 october 2015—30 november 2015

The retrospective exhibition of one of the most prominent artists of the Soviet realistic landscape presents to the public around 70 works from the collection of the Russian Museum, the artist's family and private collections.

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).

RELIEF IN RUSSIA of the 18th - early 21th.centuries

RELIEF IN RUSSIA of the 18th - early 21th.centuries

18 september 2013—25 november 2013

This is the first special exhibition devoted to the history of relief in Russian art of the 18th - beginning of the 21centuries.

ARKADY PLASTOV. FATE AND SOIL

ARKADY PLASTOV. FATE AND SOIL

4 september 2013—28 october 2013

The exhibition is held in the year of 120th birth anniversary of Arkady Plastov (1893-1972).

THE RUSSIAN MOMENT. A WEEK OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST.PETERSBURG

2 september 2013—9 september 2013

RIA-NOVOSTI in collaboration with Committee for Culture of Saint-Petersburg, the State Hermitage, the State Russian Museum, the Anna Ahmatova Museum at the Fountain House presents the Week of Photography in St. Petersburg

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.

Drawing and Watercolor. 20th Century

15 october 2008—8 december 2008

The ‘Drawings and Watercolours in Russia. XX Century’ exhibition completes the ‘Three Centuries of Russian Drawing’ lasting many years project.

COLLECTION OF COPIES OF ANCIENT MOSAICS FROM RAVENNA

24 september 2008—3 november 2008

The ‘Collection of Copies of Ancient Mosaics from Ravenna (Italy)’ exhibition will be open in the Russian Museum.

SIBERIAN MYTH. VOICES OF TERRITORIES

11 september 2008—10 november 2008

‘The Siberian Myth. Voices of Territories’ exhibition in the rooms of the Russian Museum demonstrates the artworks by masters from various regions of Siberia: Omsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaisk, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Ulan-Ude, Khanty-Mansyisk, created in the XX – XXI centuries.

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.

Kira Suvorova Sculpture. Graphic Art. Painting. From the Jubilees Series

14 september 2006—16 october 2006

Russian Museum offers an exhibition of a Petersburg sculptor Kira I. Suvorova: 18 works of sculpture, 14 works of graphic art and 3 paintings from the Russian Museum collection and the artist's collection.

Alexander Benois di Stetto. Genevan Period

Alexander Benois di Stetto. Genevan Period

11 september 2006—5 october 2006

The Russian Museum presents the exhibition of the works by Alexander Benois di Stetto.

2005

"THE MIRACLE MAN WAS OF LARGE STATURE". Dedicated to the 100-th anniversary of Daniel Harms

22 december 2005—30 january 2005

The project is dedicated to the centenary of Daniil Kharms' birth. He was one of the most renowned writers of the 20th century.

Family Relics and Contributions of the Stroganovs to Russian Churches. Opening of the permanent exposition

16 december 2005—31 december 2005

The unique works of applied art, icon painting and embroideries from the funds of the Russian Museum are shown in the rooms of the first floor, facing the Nevsky prospect.

ANDY WARHOL. ARTIST OF MODERN LIFE

9 december 2005—28 february 2005

The State Russian Museum introduces the oeuvre of Andy Warhol. This is one of the biggest and most significant projects ever realised in Russia.

2004

Andrei Yakovlev. Painting from the collection of the Russian Museum

17 november 2004—17 december 2004

The exhibition marks the seventieth anniversary of the birth of Andrei Yakovlev, honoured artist of Russia and winner of the Repin Prize.

Olga Chernysheva. The Happiness Zone

15 november 2004—6 december 2004

The Zone of Happiness exhibition shows four Olga Chernysheva's videofilms (The Unknown, Self-Studying, Dionysius Steamer, Train), as well as a series of drawings and watercolours created by the artist on the basis of her video- and photo-works.

Roger Ballen Photography

15 october 2004—15 november 2004

This is the first ever exhibition of the famous American photographer Roger Ballen in Russia.

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.

Vasily Sadovnikov (1800 - 1879) Bicentenary exhibition

29 november 2000—19 february 2001

Vasily Sadovnikov (1800-1879) was a leading Russian master of perspective painting. The artist was famous for his views of the Imperial Russian capital. His cityscapes combined topographic exactness with the poetry of the age of Pushkin. This is the first ever monographic show of Vasily Sadovnikov, comprising over one hundred works - landscapes, interiors and genre scenes - from the collection of the Russian Museum. Many of his works are exhibited here for the first time.

A donation to The Russian Museum

21 october 2000—21 february 2001

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900)

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900)

14 september 2000—31 january 2001

On 14 September 2000, the State Russian Museum opened an exhibition of the works of the outstanding artist Hovhannes (Ivan) Aivazovsky.

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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