Ilya Repin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth
Benois Wing

Ilya Repin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

3 october 2019—9 march 2020

The exhibition will feature more than 250 paintings and graphic works by Ilya Repin: recognized masterpieces by the master and his little-kn...


Valaam: 200 years in Russian Painting
St Michael’s Castle

Valaam: 200 years in Russian Painting

15 november 2019—13 january 2020

The exhibition for the first time unites the valuable collection of paintings of the New Valaam Monastery (Finland) and works from the Valaam Monastery...

Alexander Tyshler. The Theater in Easel Paintings
Stroganov Palace

Alexander Tyshler. The Theater in Easel Paintings

28 november 2019—16 march 2020

The exhibition held in the year of the theater in Russia is dedicated to the wonderful, mysterious and strange world of images of Alexander Tyshler ...

To the shores of Antarctica and Arctica. To the 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery
St Michael’s Castle

To the shores of Antarctica and Arctica. To the 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery

19 december 2019—2 march 2020

January 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery by Russian navigators F. F. Bellingshausen a...

Echo of Expressionism
Marble Palace

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 artwork...

The Art of the Belskys
St Michael’s Castle

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 ...


Plastic Mass

Plastic Mass

22 august 2019—28 october 2019

The exhibition will present the diversity of Russian sculpture of the late XX — early XXI century made from polymers and plastics.

Konstantin Somov. On the 150th Anniversary of Birth

Konstantin Somov. On the 150th Anniversary of Birth

8 august 2019—17 november 2019

The exhibition is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Konstantin Andreevich Somov, one of the greatest masters of Russian art of the first half of the twentieth century, a prominent representative of the artistic movement "World of Art" ("Mir Iskusstva").

The Union of Youth

The Union of Youth

4 july 2019—2 september 2019

The exhibition of the first avant-garde association of Russia will present about 200 items: paintings, graphics, scenographic projects, as well as posters and archival materials.

Zinaida Serebriakova

Zinaida Serebriakova

5 september 2018—16 december 2018

An exhibition at the Yaroslavl Art Museum made up of 34 painting and graphic works from the collection of the Russian Museum provides an overview of Zinaida Serebriakova’s life and work.

Ruth Baumgarte

Ruth Baumgarte

5 september 2018—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 turmoil.

Konashevich: Known and Unknown

Konashevich: Known and Unknown

30 august 2018—3 december 2018

An comprehensive exhibition of works by V. M. Konashevich (1888–1963), a brilliant book illustrator and easel graphic artist.

Georgy Shishkin

Georgy Shishkin

28 june 2017—31 july 2017

The personal exhibition of Georgy Shishkin comprises his major artistic cycles among which are “Russian dreams” – which was first presented in 1990s in Paris, Cannes, Monaco and other cities and brought the artist wide popularity; paintings dedicated to the Ballets Russes and Sergei Diaghilev; works consecrated to the Russian history and portraits of the prominent actors, ballet dancers: Jean Marais, Gérard  Depardieu, Inna Churikova, Milorad Mišković etc.

Leonid Krivitsky

Leonid Krivitsky

31 may 2017—31 july 2017

Exhibition in St. Michael's Castle will include around 50 graphic works, paintings and sculptures from the collection of the artist’s family.

Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

25 may 2017—26 june 2017

Hunt Slonem is one of the most remarkable representatives of American neo-expressionism.
The Russian Museum exhibition will present the art works from the major cycles: butterflies, birds, flowers, rabbits, performed in the stylistics that combines features of the pop-art and figurative expressionism.

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.

New Acquisitions. 1998-2014

New Acquisitions. 1998-2014

22 july 2015—31 october 2015

The exhibition includes the pieces of art that fulfilled the collection of the State Russian museum in 1998 (the last exhibition of the new acquisitions) - 2014. In this period the museum was able to purchase more than 2 000 objects of different genres and trends among which there are plenty of masterpieces. At the same time the main source of fulfilling the collection were the numerous and lavish gifts which presented to the museum over 12 000 pieces of art.

Georg Baselitz. How it began… Paintings and graphical works of the last twenty years

Georg Baselitz. How it began… Paintings and graphical works of the last twenty years

16 july 2015—19 october 2015

Georg Baselitz (was born in 1938 in Saxony) is one of the founders of the German Neo-expressionism. The exhibition presents paintings, drawings, watercolours of the last two decades. The major part of the works belongs to the collection of the Albertina Museum (Vienna, Austria) which made it possible for the Russian Museum to show the artist's works to the citizens of Saint-Petersburg who know his painting «Bottle and Eagle» (1977-1978) very well. This very work is a part of the collection of the Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum.

From Chagall to Malevich, the revolution of the avant-garde

From Chagall to Malevich, the revolution of the avant-garde

12 july 2015—6 september 2015

The Grimaldi Forum's big summer 2015 exhibition is part of the Principality of Monaco's Russia Year and one of that celebration's stand-out events.
The exhibition will bring together 150 major works by great artists who made up Russia's avant-garde art scene from 1905 to 1930, when various movements and schools developed, driven by the energy and wealth of creativity in the first part of the 20th century: Impressionism followed by Cubism, Futurism, Cubo-Futurism, Rayonism, Suprematism, Constructivism

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.



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.



4 september 2013—28 october 2013

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


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



18 october 2012—19 november 2012

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



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.



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).



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).



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.



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”.



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.



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.


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.


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.



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.



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.



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.


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.


"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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


'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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