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Sport in Soviet Porcelain, Graphic Arts, and Sculpture
Benois Wing

Sport in Soviet Porcelain, Graphic Arts, and Sculpture

25 april—30 july 2018

The exhibition includes around 350 ceramic works devoted to the topics of sport and healthy lifestyle and made in the Soviet Union/Russia betwee...

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Ernst Barlach – Käthe Kollwitz: Beyond the Borders of Existence. In Dialogue with their Russian Contemporaries
Marble Palace
Photographic Postcards
Stroganov Palace

Photographic Postcards

16 may—25 june 2018

Landmark postcards made in collaboration between contemporary St. Petersburg photographers and graphic artist Alexander Florensky present an original perspective on iconic pl...

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15th-Century Russian Icons from the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection
Mikhailovsky Palace

15th-Century Russian Icons from the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection

23 may—25 june 2018

The exhibition will present three Russian icons dating back to the late 15th and early 16th centuries from the Intesa Sanpaolo collectio...

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Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. On the 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth
Benois Wing

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. On the 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

25 may—20 august 2018

Large-scale retrospective exhibition will present the artist’s milestone works, encompassing his entire career, from well-known mas...

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Alexander Sementsov. Pain Syndrome
St Michael’s Castle

Alexander Sementsov. Pain Syndrome

28 june—12 august 2018

The exhibition “Alexander Sementsov. Pain Syndrome” presents a series of works dedicated to the War in Abkhazia (1992–1993), executed by the artist in St...

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Vladimir Lyubarov. The Land of Peremilovo. Oil Paintings of Russian Origin

Vladimir Lyubarov. The Land of Peremilovo. Oil Paintings of Russian Origin

18 april—17 june 2018

In Lyubarov’s work, subtle psychologism and attention to detail are artfully combined with the ingenuous expressiveness of naïve art and high professionalism of a skillful painter.  

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

18 april—14 may 2018

Cloudscape
Lorna Simpson
2004

Sculptor's Book

Sculptor's Book

12 april—14 june 2018

The exhibition investigates the ways sculptors tackle book as a cultural phenomenon. The viewers will see not only traditional sculpture, but also installations and objects. The exhibition includes 60 works by 40 artists.

Inside the Marble Palace  (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

14 september 2017—16 october 2017

Diamond Sea
Doug Aitken
1997

Dreams of Universal Flowering

Dreams of Universal Flowering

14 september 2017—20 november 2017

The exhibition at the Russian Museum is aimed to present for the first time the complicated and multifaceted situation of the first decades of XX century. The exhibition will comprise around 100 artworks accompanied by the historical documents and literary materials by the poets and writers of that period.

Posters of the Revolutionary Era

Posters of the Revolutionary Era

13 september 2017—6 november 2017

The genre of political poster in the Russian art formed and developed in the first years after the Revolution of 1917. The exhibition at the Marble palace dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Revolution presents a large-scale and impressing outlook of the birth and formation of the Soviet poster as a specific art genre on the example of the art works from the collection of the Russian Museum.

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.

Masterpieces of the Russian Museum

Masterpieces of the Russian Museum

24 september 2015—20 december 2015

The exhibition is held in the Kaliningrad State Artgallery

Three of Great Russian Portraitists: Rokotov, Levitsky, Borovikovsky

Three of Great Russian Portraitists: Rokotov, Levitsky, Borovikovsky

19 september 2015—20 december 2015

The exhibition is held in The Yaroslavl Art Museum

Georgiy (Gaga) Kovenchuk. 1933-2015

Georgiy (Gaga) Kovenchuk. 1933-2015

17 september 2015—12 october 2015

Gaga Kovenchuk - Georgy Vasilievich Kovenchuk (1933-2015) was born in Leningrad. Kovenchuk graduated from the graphic faculty of the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin (Alexei Pahomov's studio). His grandfather, Nicolai Kulbin was a prominent figure in art world, a theoretician of the Russian avant-garde. Kovenchuk's life is organically interlinked with artistic life of St. Petersburg with many connecting lines.

VALENTIN SIDOROV. MY QUIET COUNTRY...

VALENTIN SIDOROV. MY QUIET COUNTRY...

3 september 2014—3 november 2014

The exhibition presents the main steps of creative biography of Valentin Sidorov (born 1928) - the People's artist of USSR, the People's artist of Ukraine, full member of the Russian Academy of arts, head of management board of the Union of Artists of Russia and member of the Union of Writers of Russia.

FAMILY PORTRAIT

FAMILY PORTRAIT

13 august 2014—27 october 2014

The exhibition includes over 200 paintings, graphic works and sculptures from the Russian Museum collection, private collections and artists' studios.

LATIF KAZBEKOV. WATERCOLOR.

LATIF KAZBEKOV. WATERCOLOR.

7 august 2014—15 september 2014

The exhibition presents works of Latif Kazbekov - famous contemporary artist from St. Petersburg.

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

NIKOLAY FESHIN (1881-1955)

NIKOLAY FESHIN (1881-1955)

29 february 2012—9 may 2012

The exhibition presents the creative oeuvre of the world famous Russian artist who emigrated in 1923 and later lived and worked in the United States of America.

MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN. ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE POEMS AND SONGS OF VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY

MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN. ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE POEMS AND SONGS OF VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY

9 february 2012—14 may 2012

The exhibition is the result of co-operation of the Russian Museum and Vita Nova Publishing House.

ALEKSEY MOROZOV

ALEKSEY MOROZOV

15 december 2011—18 january 2012

The solo exhibition of contemporary Russian artist Aleksey Morozov presents over 48 sculptures, paintings and graphic works that formed the Antologia new author's project.

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.

2006

German Egoshin. Painting from the Collection of the Russian Museum and the Artist´s Studio

2 november 2006—20 november 2006

The second exhibition of paintings by famous St Petersburg artist German Egoshin in the Russian Museum is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the master´s birth.

Ladislas Kijno

26 october 2006—27 november 2006

The Russian Museum presents the one-man show of Ladislas Kijno, one of the most unusual and resourceful representatives of the generation of artists, whom traditionally call 'the artists of the fifties'.

Andrei Lanskoy

25 october 2006—20 november 2006

The Russian Museum presents the one-man show of the artist Andrei Lanskoy.

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.

Gilles Bensimon. Top-models epoch (The Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum)

9 october 2003—23 october 2003

The exhibition showcases works of the famous photographer, the discoverer of top-models, a significant figure of the early 90s, a publisher and ideologist of the American magazine ELLE, Gilles Bensimon.

Irina Zatulovskaya. Experience

2 october 2003—23 october 2003

The exhibition include Irina Zatulovskaya's paintings on wood and sheet iron, as well as objects, frescoes, and drawings. The Moscow artist Irina Zatulovskaya is known as a rare colourist, who listens to her own taste rather than to fashion and who has her own way, and her own life in art.

Olga Tobreluts. Emperor and Galilean

2 october 2003—23 october 2003

The exhibition shows 54 Olga Tobreluts' works concerned with the drama "Emperor and Galilean" by a great Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen, on the occasion to the bicentennial of the writer.

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.

Igor Ivanov. Dolls

29 september 2000—17 october 2000

Propaganda and dreams Photography of the 1930s in the USSR and the USA

21 september 2000—16 october 2000

Both for the Soviet Union and the United States, the 1930s were the years of the formation of the image of the two superpowers. In the cultural life of both countries, visual arts and mainly photography were the focus of attention.

Xenia Hausner: heart matters

14 september 2000—17 october 2000

The exhibition of works by Xenia Hausner was the fourth show dedicated to works by contemporary Austrian artists at the Russian Museum.

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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