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Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. On the 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth
Benois Wing

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. On the 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

25 may—20 august 2018

Large-scale retrospective exhibition will present the artist’s milestone works, encompassing his entire career, from well-known mas...

Andrei Volkov. The Preservation of Time
Marble Palace

Andrei Volkov. The Preservation of Time

19 july—27 august 2018

Andrei Volkov is now one of the most radical abstract painters among Russian artists. His compositions, distinguished by the materiality of color, juxtapose ...

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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. To the History of Construction
Benois Wing

St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

22 august 2018—14 january 2019

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

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Works by Contemporary Chinese Artists from the Shanghai Art Fair
Stroganov Palace

Works by Contemporary Chinese Artists from the Shanghai Art Fair

22 august—1 october 2018

Works selected at the Shanghai Art Fair intended to represent the diversity of styles and perspectives in Chinese contemporary art

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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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Vladimir Konashevich
St Michael’s Castle

Vladimir Konashevich

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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Permanent exhibitions

Russian Art of the Second Half of the XIX Century

Russian Art of the Second Half of the XIX Century

Permanent exhibition

Even when it first opened back in 1898, the Russian Museum owned many canvases painted by such masters of the second half of the nineteenth century as Ivan Aivazovsky, Konstantin Makovsky, Ilya Repin, Vasily Polenov and Vasily Surikov. Although the selection of works before the revolution was often hampered by the conservative tastes of museum officialdom, the collection nevertheless grew in breadth thanks to the efforts of Alexander Benois, Albert Benois, Igor Grabar and Pyotr Neradovsky.

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Folk Art of the XVII-XXI Centuries

Folk Art of the XVII-XXI Centuries

Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition of Russian Folk art of XVII-XXIth centuries includes some 1,500 exhibits. Arranged chronologically, they show history of the development of Peasant art and of local centres of artistic crafts, all their main kinds and genres.

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Art of the XXth Century

Art of the XXth Century

Permanent exhibition

The collection of the museum comprises works of the representatives of large schools that existed in Soviet times (e.g., Leningrad school of landscape painting of the 1930s - 1950s). The art of socialist realism, showing high artistic merit, clarity of plot, a tendency for "grand style", is reflected in the paintings by A.A. Deyneka, A.N. Samokhvalov, A.A. Plastov, Yu.I. Pimenov and many other Soviet artists who continued to work during the Great Patriotic War and in the second half of the XX century.

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Art of the End of XIXth – Begining of XXth Century

Art of the End of XIXth – Begining of XXth Century

Permanent exhibition

Renovated exposition presents the creative oeuvre of such outstanding masters as M.Vrubel, V.Serov, K.Petrov-Vodkin, W.Kandinsky, K.Malevich and P.Filonov as well as the members of such art societies as "The World of Art", "Jack of Diamonds", "Donkey's Tail", "Blue Rose", "Union of Youth", "Four Arts", "Ost".

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Decorative and Applied Arts in Russia. ХХ century

Decorative and Applied Arts in Russia. ХХ century

Permanent exhibition

The permanent display «Decorative and Applied Arts in Russia. ХХ century» involves over four hundred items of porcelain, glass, majolica, as well as furniture pieces and textile from the Russian Museum collection. The pre-revolutionary period is shown with the works by Mikhail Vrubel, Valentin Serov, Victor Borisov-Musatov, Konstantin Somov, Alexander Golovin and the artists of Imperial Porcelain and Glass factories, «Abramtsevo group» of Savva Mamontov and «Talashkino workshop» of princess Tenisheva from near the town of Smolensk.

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Marble Palace
The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum

Permanent exhibition

Iconic works of international contemporary art of the post-war 20th century and early 21st century from the collection of Peter and Irene Ludwig

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The Rzhevsky Brothers Collection

The Rzhevsky Brothers Collection

Permanent exhibition

At the end of December 1998 the Russian Museum received a donation of art from local collectors, brothers Jacob and Joseph Rzhevsky. Their donation includes unique works of painting, graphic art, sculpture and applied art.

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Poet of the Silver age - Konstantin Romanov

Poet of the Silver age - Konstantin Romanov

Permanent exhibition

Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich was an accomplished Russian poet, who wrote under the cryptonym K. R. and was an excellent translator of Goethe, Schiller and Shakespeare’s works. He was the son of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich and grandson of emperor Nocholas I, and also a senator and a president of the Academy of Sciences. He inherited the Marble palace in 1888.

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Stroganov Palace
Mineral Study

Mineral Study

Permanent exhibition

On 26 May 2005 the Mineral Study in the Stroganov Palace was opened after restoration and recreation of interiors. The study was designed by Andrei Voronikhin in 1791-92. It was considered as one of the masterpieces of Russian architecture of the 18th century.

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Russian Empire Style. Applied Art of the Epoch of Alexander I (1801–1825)

Russian Empire Style. Applied Art of the Epoch of Alexander I (1801–1825)

Permanent exhibition

Empire style managed to reflect the art foundations of «Alexander’s times» brightly and consistently: its items, which differ in their sizes, materials and aims, form an extraordinary stylistic unity. Imperial Porcelain and Glass factories, which employed high-class artists and craftsmen, conducted and promoted Empire style.

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Sculpture Open Fund

Sculpture Open Fund

Permanent exhibition

On the 26th of May 2005 in St Michael's (Engineers) Castle a renovated open sculpture fund was opened. 134 artworks of the end of the 19th century — the beginning of 20th century were presented. The State Russian Museum was the first in the national museum practice to create public stocks in its palaces.

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Faces of Russia. Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum

Faces of Russia. Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum

Permanent exhibition

The new Faces of Russia. Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum permanent exhibition in the St. Michael’s (Engineer’s) Castle presents the evolution of the portrait in the Russian art from the so-called parsuna portraits of the beginning of the 18th century till the works of the Soviet time.

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St.Petersburg Society During the Romanov Era

St.Petersburg Society During the Romanov Era

Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition shows Russian art of the first half of the XIX-th century, the time when St.Petersburg established itself as complex and contradictory unit of the urban and social environment. It was during this period that concept «St.Petersburg Society» was formed, expressed in terms of people and social groups.

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Collection highlights
Collection highlights

The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.

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Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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