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Ruth Baumgarte

Ruth Baumgarte. His Land. 1997. Oil on canvas. 120 x 150 cm
5 september 2018—22 october 2018
The exhibition of works by renowned German artist Ruth Baumgarte (1923–2013) marking the 95th anniversary of the artist’s birth presents Baumgarte’s African series created over many decades of her travels across the continent. 

Ruth Baumgarte grew up in a theatrical family with a long history; she received professional art education and, in her early years, used to work primarily as an illustrator. In the 1950s, she first visited Africa and began to explore the continent. At that time, Africa was a terra incognita, an exotic land for a European person. From the early 1980s on, Baumgarte began to come to Africa on a regular basis, staying in rural South Eastern areas for several months at a time. 

Her trips gave her an opportunity to learn how people lived on the continent and to see how Africa changed. Baumgarte’s works are not a mere admiration of beautiful landscapes, but a glimpse into the emotional life of local people,  their relationships and everyday life in a situation of constant social and political turmoil. 

Ruth Baumgarte. Burning Sky. 1998. Oil on canvas. 118 x 140 cm Ruth Baumgarte. African Vision. 1999. Oil on canvas. 120 x 140 cm Ruth Baumgarte. Red Flowers Africa I. 1988.  89 x 66 cm Ruth Baumgarte. Misunderstanding. 1993. Oil on cardboard. 137 x 98 cm

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The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

16 december 2020—30 march 2021

The exhibition features posters from the collection of the Russian Museum, relating to education in Russia in the first third of the twentieth century. The exposition includes about 120 works of agitation art of the widest thematic range - from narrow advertising in bookstores, publishing houses and libraries to large-scale propaganda of reading, getting knowledge and education.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july—30 november 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.

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