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2020
Alexander III. Collector and Patron

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

18 march—10 may 2020

February 26, 2020, marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander III, whose name was given to The State Russian Museum in April 1895. Special mention is made of Alexander III's merits in museum construction and art education, which was due to his undoubted passion for history and fine arts.

The Art of the Belskys

The Art of the Belskys

6 february—9 march 2020

Belsky brothers (Ivan (1719-1799), Alexey (1729-1796) and Efim (1730-1778)) were the greatest masters of the painting team of The Chancellery (later The Office) of buildings of Her Imperial Majesty. For more than half a century they performed the most responsible painting work commissioned by Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great.

Echo of Expressionism

Echo of Expressionism

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.

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.

2016
German Video Art in the Russian Museum

German Video Art in the Russian Museum

30 november 2016—26 december 2016

TEN
Niklas Goldbach, 2010

German Video Art in the Russian Museum

German Video Art in the Russian Museum

2 november 2016—28 november 2016

Reflections on the Birth of Venus (Reflexionen über die Geburt der Venus)
Ulrike Rosenbach, 1978

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

15 october 2016—11 december 2016

October 15 the exhibition “Family portrait” opens at the Murmansk Municipal Art Museum.

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).

MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN. SIDEWALKS OF PARIS

MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN. SIDEWALKS OF PARIS

29 may 2013—5 august 2013

For the last 12 years Mihail Chemiakin has photographed discarded paper, dead leaves, cigarette butts, spots of paint, cracks, plantain tree bark and spots on the wall in nocturnal Paris.

HAMBURG ARTISTS FROM COLLECTION OF MATIAS HANS

HAMBURG ARTISTS FROM COLLECTION OF MATIAS HANS

24 april 2013—22 july 2013

The exhibition brings together the works that are the part of private collection of Mathias Hans, the gallery owner from Hamburg.

BORN TO FLY... AND CRAWL

BORN TO FLY... AND CRAWL

18 april 2013—22 july 2013

The exhibition is devoted to the embodiment of images of representatives of the world of nature - birds and insects in the Russian art of the 18th - beginning of 21th centuries, including the works that are created by contemporary artists in non-traditional techniques. Exposition that includes about 200 work is supplemented with video supplement.

HOLIDAYS IN RUSSIA

HOLIDAYS IN RUSSIA

8 december 2011—12 march 2012

For the first time the exhibition presents the theme of holiday in the Russian art of the 18th - 20thcenturies so fully and widely. The exposition includes about 250 paintings, graphic works, the works of the applied and folk art from the collection of the Russian Museum.

COLLECTIONS OF MIKHAIL AND SERGEI BOTKIN. From the "Not for personal gain:" series. "Collections and Collectors from the Russian Museum"

COLLECTIONS OF MIKHAIL AND SERGEI BOTKIN. From the "Not for personal gain:" series. "Collections and Collectors from the Russian Museum"

1 december 2011—26 march 2012

The exhibition consists of two independent parts that sufficiently fully present the gatherings of Mikhail Botkin (1839-1914) and Sergey Botkin (1859-1910) who were the greatest collectors of art works in Russia in the second half of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century.

"FROM MOSCOW TO THE COUNTRY'S OUTSKIRTS ..."

"FROM MOSCOW TO THE COUNTRY'S OUTSKIRTS ..."

24 november 2011—9 february 2012

The exhibition is devoted to the Russian art of the 18th - beginning of the 21 centuries where the significant and versatile theme of outskirt received the various interpretation. The exposition includes about 100 paintings, graphic works, sculptures and applied art works from the collection of the Russian Museum.

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.

MIHAIL CHEMIAKIN. SKETCHES FOR THE "MAGIC NUT" BALLET

24 november 2005—13 december 2005

On the threshold of the New Year and Christmas, the State Russian Museum introduces the work by Mihail Chemiakin after Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann's tale.

A. KRASULIN. From the "Jubilees" series

10 november 2005—12 december 2005

The Russian Museum presents one-man show of a Moscow artist Andrei Krasulin who has dealt with easel, decorative and monumental sculpture, objects, painting and graphic art for more than thirty years.

GEORG MATTHES "artVideo-videoStills"

20 october 2005—21 november 2005

The Russian Museum introduces the oeuvre of a famous German journalist, caricaturist, producer, photographer and videoartist Georg Matthes.

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.

Sergey Esayan

17 september 2002—26 october 2002

The opening exhibition is one of the most significant exhibits which have been organized by Contemporary Art Department of the Russian museum lately.

Bernard Schulze

12 september 2002—26 october 2002

The exhibition presents more than 100 works of painting and installations of 1960-2000 created by a contemporary German artist Bernard Schulze.

Vadim Ovchinnikov. 1951-1996 Paintings, mail-art

6 september 2002—7 october 2002

Vadim Ovchinnikov is one of the most outstanding characters of underground of Leningrad, a member of TEII (Association of Experimental Fine Art) and of the Fund of Free culture, a memder and theorist of a group New artists.

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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