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A Masterpiece by Karl Bryullov. New attribution
Mikhailovsky Palace

A Masterpiece by Karl Bryullov. New attribution

9 august—1 october 2018

The exhibition in the Garden Vestibule presents the only portrait Karl Bryullov had ever painted of the members of the imperial family — the portrait...

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St. Isaac's Cathedral: A History
Benois Wing

St. Isaac's Cathedral: A History

22 august—7 october 2018

The exhibition, dedicated to the 200th anniverary of St. Isaac's Cathedral, reveals new facts on the history of its construction and decoration. It presents dra...

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Nikolai Kulbin
St Michael’s Castle

Nikolai Kulbin

23 august—29 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...

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Konashevich: Known and Unknown
St Michael’s Castle

Konashevich: Known and Unknown

30 august—1 october 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...

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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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In Search of a Сontemporary Style. Leningrad from the Mid-1950s to the Mid-1960s

In Search of a Сontemporary Style. Leningrad from the Mid-1950s to the Mid-1960s

28 february—16 april 2018

The exhibition aims to trace the process of formation of a conventional visual language of the “thaw” period, known as Contemporary Style. Comprising of more than 200 works of decorative and applied arts, graphic art, painting, and sculpture, it provides comprehensive insight into a particular facet of Soviet Modernism.

Alexei and Andreas Jawlensky. Color Adventures

Alexei and Andreas Jawlensky. Color Adventures

22 february—10 april 2018

Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941) was a contemporary, associate and friend of Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Munter, Paul Klee and many other famous artists, and yet a talented and original painter himself. The work of his son Andreas is less widely known, but nevertheless notable. The exhibition includes more than 100 paintings, documentary and archive materials.

The Tour. Ludwig Museum — The Collection of Russian Museum at MAMM

The Tour. Ludwig Museum — The Collection of Russian Museum at MAMM

19 february—1 may 2018

A part of the collection of works by modern artists, donated by well-known German collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig to the Russian Museum in 1994, will be open to the Moscow public  in a temporary exhibition at the Multimedia Art Museum.

Red: Painting, Folk Art, and  Decorative and Applied Art from the collection of the Russian Museum

Red: Painting, Folk Art, and Decorative and Applied Art from the collection of the Russian Museum

8 september 2017—26 august 2017

On September 8, 2017, the exhibition “Red: Painting, Folk Art, and Decorative and Applied Art from the collection of the Russian Museum” will open at the Murmansk Regional Art Museum.

Children of the Soviet State

Children of the Soviet State

7 september 2017—20 november 2017

The works by painters, graphic artists, sculptors and masters of the applied arts, created in 1920-1980-s, provide a vivid image of the Soviet State smallest citizens’ life. Through the images of children of the Soviet State these art pieces reflect the pages of Soviet history – both heroic and  tragic.

Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich

29 august 2017—26 november 2017

On August 29, the exhibition “Nicholas Roerich” will open at the Yaroslavl Art Museum. The display will include 50 painting and graphic works from the collection of the Russian Museum.

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.

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.

PAPER SCULPTURE

PAPER SCULPTURE

18 june 2014—1 september 2014

The new exhibition of the Russian Museum will bring together over 100 sculptural works created from paper.

Russia through the train window

Russia through the train window

9 june 2014—28 june 2014

The exhibition «Russia through the Train Window» is a joint project by JSC Russian Railways and the Russian photographer Anton Lange. The aim is to show modern-day Russia through the camera lens of a photographer traveling by rail across this vast country.

The Flowers & Still Lifes of Alexander Benois Stetto

The Flowers & Still Lifes of Alexander Benois Stetto

6 june 2014—22 june 2014

The name of Alexander Benois di Stetto (1896-1979), a member of the famous artistic dynasty of Benois - Serebryakov - Lanceray, was not widely known among the general public until quite recently. Eight years ago the Russian Museum initiated the Alexander Benois di Stetto: Return to Russia exhibition project, which contributed to the remembrance of this spectacular representative of Benois family and his impact to Russian and European art and culture at the turn of the 20th century.

2013
SUSTAINING AND CREATING

SUSTAINING AND CREATING

16 october 2013—25 november 2013

SUSTAINING AND CREATING exhibition is the result of successful realization of the program of support for the young artists Unusual Art that gives an incredible chances for the development of artist with limited physical opportunities in the age from 16 to 25 and allows them to receive the national recognition in the very beginning of their career.

JOHANNES SWEINSSON KJARVAL1885-1972

JOHANNES SWEINSSON KJARVAL1885-1972

26 september 2013—4 november 2013

This retrospective exhibition presents key-works from the creative oeuvre of Kjarval (his full name was Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval), who was one of the pioneers of Icelandic visual art.

FILIPP MALYAVIN. 1869-1940

FILIPP MALYAVIN. 1869-1940

19 september 2013—4 november 2013

It is the first so large scale solo exhibition of one of the most significant Russian artists of the beginning of the 20th 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.

Tatiana Zubkova. The Winners of the First Museum Photobiennale of the State Russian Museum

Tatiana Zubkova. The Winners of the First Museum Photobiennale of the State Russian Museum

1 november 2010—29 november 2010

On the exhibition from the series “Winners of the First Photobiennale of the Russian Museum” there are presented the works by Tatiana Zubkova – the photographer of the Ballet Theatre of Yury Grigorovich, Music and Youth theatres of the “Premiere” Art Association and Krasnodar Academic Drama Theatre.

Andrei Shapran. The Winners of the First Museum Photobiennale of the State Russian Museum

7 october 2010—25 october 2010

In 2009 the Russian Museum for the first time initiated the large scaled The First Russian Museum Photobiennale exhibition project.

KAMIKAZE. TANATOS BANIONIS

4 september 2010—26 september 2010

The main idea of the “Divine Wind” exhibition by the “Tanatos Banionis” project is the reflection of the phenomenon of the Japanese kamikaze flyers on the language of tattoo.

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.

GUNTER SACHS

13 october 2005—28 november 2005

Gunter Sachs is a legendary personality, a constant fixture on the pages on popular magazines and newspapers, on our television.

VALENTIN LEVITIN

29 september 2005—1 november 2005

Valentin Levitin and Jeanne Brovina exhibition was opened in Benois Wing. The exposition includes 30 paintings, 30 graphic works, 15 mosaics and 2 sculptures. The majority of works comes from the artist's family collection.

Braco Dimitrijevic. Triptychos Post Historicus 2005

22 september 2005—24 october 2005

The Russian Museum for the first time presents the project by Braco Dimitrijevic, the world-famous Croatian conceptual artist.

Edward Steinberg

7 july 2004—23 august 2004

Edward Steinberg was born in Moscow to the family of the poet, translator, and artist A. A. Steinberg, who was arrested shortly after in the wave of Stalin's repressions.

Valentina Povarova. From the 'Jubilees-2004' series

1 july 2004—1 august 2004

This first Valentina Povarova's retrospective exhibition in the Russian Museum introduces the Petersburg artist's oeuvre.

Victor Pivovarov. The Steps of a Mechanic

21 june 2004—8 august 2004

The personal exhibition of one of the founders of the Moscow conceptualism - Victor Pivovarov - "The Steps of a Mechanic" is a conceptual project of 8 parts.

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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