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Moscow during the Reigns of Catherine II and Paul I in the Paintings of Gérard de la Barthe
St Michael’s Castle

Moscow during the Reigns of Catherine II and Paul I in the Paintings of Gérard de la Barthe

23 november 2017—26 march 2018

Gérard de la Barthe, French painter and watercolorist, worked in Russia between 1787 and 1810. In the late ...

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Andrey Bliok
Marble Palace

Andrey Bliok

6 december 2017—26 march 2018

A solo exhibition of 80 painting and 20 graphic works by Andrey N. Bliok, bearer of the honorary title People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. Bliok’s oeuvre takes its origin from t...

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Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome
Benois Wing

Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome

20 december 2017—2 april 2018

Henryk Siemiradzki (1843–1902), graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, is one of the most prominent masters of the late 19th ce...

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Folk Art of the Nizhny Novgorod Region
Benois Wing

Folk Art of the Nizhny Novgorod Region

21 december 2017—26 march 2018

The exhibition amasses impressive handiwork by artisans of the Niznny Novgorod Region, including unique pieces of Khokhloma and Gorodets painting, metalware, ...

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Catherine the Great in Russia and Beyond
St Michael’s Castle

Catherine the Great in Russia and Beyond

15 february—28 may 2018

The exhibition including over 500 objects offers a perspective on how Russian internal and geopolitical transformations, in which Empress Catherine II playe...

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Alexei and Andreas Jawlensky. Color Adventures
St Michael’s Castle

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 famo...

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In Search of a Modern Style. Leningrad from the Mid-1950s to the Mid-1960s
Marble Palace

In Search of a Modern 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 Moder...

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Museum for children


The Russian Museum is the leading center of museum pedagogy in the country, which systematically carrying out the work with children and teenagers from 4 to 17 years. It is the sole museum in Russia, which has the license for educational activity.

Working with children in the Russian Museum:

  • Russian Centre of Museum Pedagogy and Children's Creativity works with the children, youth audiences, teachers of preschool educational institutions, university students and museum staff. In 2015, Children's Art Foundation celebrated its 55th anniversary, and the Russian Centre of museum pedagogy and children's creativity celebrated the 25th anniversary. Every year about 400 schoolchildrens and 200 childrens from kindergartens are engaged in studios, clubs and creative groups of the Center.

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  • Museum art therapy - a method of psychological-pedagogical work, which use the possibilitys of fine arts and museum's environment in order to achieve positive changes in the emotional, intellectual and personal development of man. Since the early 1990s this method is developed by specialists of the Russian Museum .

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