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 is an extensive exhibition featuring icons, paintings, sculptures, and applied and decorative artwor...
The exhibition spotlights old Russian icons, wooden sculptures, personal sacred objects and jewellery created in vario...
St Petersburg artist Natalia Zemlyanaya’s solo exhibition features approximately 80 of her paintings and pastels from the 1990s and 2000s.
25 november 2022—30 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 Romashko is timed to coincide with the artist’s 60th birthday. Approximately 70 works of his from over the years will be displayed.
16 september 2022—23 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 the Ozerki Artists’ Village informal art group.
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 familiar with. It will also open up a new perspective on well-known Russian works of art. What kinds of chairs exist? What are they made of? What do people do while seated? What poses do they adopt? What does an empty chair mean? A synthesis of painting, graphic art, sculpture, applied art, and design, the Russian Museum’s exhibition stimulates ideas on these questions and more.
6 october 2022—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 yet his work has received very little scholarly attention and is practically unknown to many art lovers. This exhibition, including approximately 30 sculptures and 40 drawings, invites the audience to rediscover a forgotten master and explore the many facets of his talent.
23 september 2022—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.
1 september 2022—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.
12 november 2020—10 may 2021
Please note: the exhibition will be closed from 22 March due to technical reasons. It will reopen from 10 April. The last day of the exhibition is 10 May.
The exhibition displays the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) - a world-famous artist, one of the leading masters of Russian art of the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition will feature about 80 paintings from the Russian Museum collection, as well as several graphic works.
20 august 2020—15 january 2021
On the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, the Russian Museum shows the work by Alexander Nikolaevich Samokhvalov "A meeting of friends" (1945). Despite the fact that the artist's heritage has been studied almost completely, this painting was a real discovery for researchers of his work. The exhibition for the first time will present the history of creation, restoration and attribution of the painting "A meeting of friends".
29 july 2020—11 january 2021
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.
14 november 2019—7 january 2020
The exhibition presents the works by a famous St. Petersburg sculptor Dmitry Kaminker made in bronze, stone, wood, plaster or paper.
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-known works, as well as memorial items related to the life and work of the artist.
27 september 2019—1 march 2020
An exhibition held at the Malaga Branch of the Russian Museum presents more than seventy paintings by Nicholas Roerich, dedicated to the influence of culture on religion and vice-versa, and reflecting the spiritual quest of the artist.
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.
18 november 2019—24 november 2019
Bulat Galeyev. Space Sonata (Video version with a living actor), 1986
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.
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.
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.
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).
15 november 2017—11 december 2017
Ange Leccia and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
18 october 2017—13 november 2017
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.
30 november 2016—26 december 2016
Niklas Goldbach, 2010
2 november 2016—28 november 2016
Reflections on the Birth of Venus (Reflexionen über die Geburt der Venus)
Ulrike Rosenbach, 1978
15 october 2016—11 december 2016
October 15 the exhibition “Family portrait” opens at the Murmansk Municipal Art Museum.
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.
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.
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.
29 october 2014—24 november 2014
The exhibition presents the works by Rasim Babayev - the artist who belongs to the group of outstanding Azerbaijanian artists.
3 october 2014—2 november 2014
On the 4th of October 2014 "Byzantine routes" photo exhibition was opened in Coffee House by the АСЕВ Association and the "Metropoli" Cultural Foundation with the support of the State Russian Museum.
24 september 2014—10 november 2014
The 1960s and 1970s were a period in Russian art when those who could not accept the system of the Academy of Arts sought their own paths of progression and figures of authority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25 november 2010—28 november 2010
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.
17 september 2009—2 november 2009
The 96 originals of the SANKI-photos are presented at the exhibition of Valentin Samarin.
10 september 2009—7 october 2009
20 august 2009—14 october 2009
The Steppe Story exhibition of Zorikto Dorzhiev opens in the Marble Palace on 20 August.
14 november 2008—12 december 2008
Exposition opens the series of exhibitions in the project dedicated to Russian private collections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
25 october 2006—20 november 2006
The Russian Museum presents the one-man show of the artist Andrei Lanskoy.
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.
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.
14 october 2004—15 november 2004
The exhibition introduces the No Comment project by Petersburg photographer Alla Esipovich, known by her work in SPb Sobaka.ru magazine (Portraits rubric), as well as by her publications in ELLE and Petersburg in Nevsky magazines.
14 october 2004—15 november 2004
The exhibition presents Waldemars Matvejs' paintings from the collection of the Latvian State Art Museum, modern prints made from the artist's negatives, works by his professors from the Petersburg Academy of Arts, members of the Union of Youth association, and documents from the manuscript department of the State Russian Museum, covering the master's life and work.
13 october 2004—13 november 2004
Sheila Isham: 50 Years of Creating On October 13, the Russian Museum opens a retrospective on the life and work of acclaimed American artist, Sheila Isham, in the Engineering Castle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 october 2002—18 october 2002
A Czech designer Boguslav Horak is one of the prominent representatives of new European design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 october 2000—15 october 2000
29 november 1999—15 december 1999
The exhibition was organized with the Ludwig Museum cooperation.
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.
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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