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Ruth Baumgarte. His Land. 1997. Oil on canvas. 120 x 150 cm
5 september—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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Russian Daily Life in the Sculpture of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Russian Daily Life in the Sculpture of the 19th and 20th Centuries

22 november 2018—21 january 2019

The exhibition presents a “cross-section of Russian life” in genre scuplture from the mid-19th century to the present day.

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Timur Novikov (1958–2002). On the 60th anniversary of the artist’s birth

Timur Novikov (1958–2002). On the 60th anniversary of the artist’s birth

24 september—12 november 2018

The exhibition of seven works from the collection of the Russian Museum is a tribute to the memory of Timur Novikov, an outstanding artist and cultural figure of the late 20th century.

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