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.
14 october 2021—22 november 2021
The exhibition was prepared for the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous and frequently cited Russian writers - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881).
His training at the Engineering School (in the 1840s), located in the Mikhailovsky (Engineering) Castle (now a branch of the Russian Museum), is an excellent occasion for the Russian Museum to pay tribute to the memory of one of the authors of the Petersburg myth by presenting an exposition of works from the museum collection in honor of this anniversary.
9 september 2021—6 december 2021
Count Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov (1823-1911), traveling with his family in Italy in 1839-1841, captured the image of this country in numerous drawings, which were considered the works of an unknown master until recently. At the exhibition in the halls of the palace that belonged to the Stroganovs, the Russian Museum will show 60 wonderful drawings from its collection for the first time and comment in a multimedia show how their research was carried out, which made it possible to prove the authorship of Count Pavel Stroganov.
22 july 2021—20 september 2021
Amerling was one of the best masters of children’s portrait of his time. The portrait of the little Count Sheremetev discovered in the State Russian Museum is the only work of the master in Russia so far. The exhibition will feature portraits of Nikolai Sheremetev made by various artists in various techniques - painting, miniature, sculpture, original and printed graphics from the collection of the State Russian Museum, the Ostankino Estate Museum (Moscow), the State Historical Museum, and the collection of T. A. Udras (Moscow).
2 november 2020—14 december 2020
The exhibition completes the contest organized in cooperation with the Professional Photocenter Foto-One. Photographers were offered to show their view on St. Petersburg without any limitations in technique, genre, or style. The professional jury chose 97 works inspired by this unique city. Each and every photographer participating in the exhibition has his own, real and magical image of St. Petersburg.
29 july 2020—7 december 2020
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.
29 july 2020—30 november 2020
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19 july 2007—24 september 2007
The State Russian Museum presents the exhibition dedicated to the development of the art of easel lithography in Russia which is one of the most popular techniques of printed graphics.
12 july 2007—31 august 2007
Retrospective exhibition of Vladimir Yankilevsky?s work organized by the Ekaterina Cultural Foundation and the Russian Museum incorporates the works by the artist from the largest national and foreign museums and private collections.
6 july 2007—27 august 2007
The exhibition presents both the works of one of the most outstanding 20th century artist and Isaac and Lyudmila Kushnir?s art collection.
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.
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.
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.
15 october 2004—15 november 2004
This is the first ever exhibition of the famous American photographer Roger Ballen in Russia.
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.
29 september 2000—17 october 2000
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.
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.
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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