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The Mariinsky Theatre. 1783 - 2003. The Theme With Variations

23 may 2003—27 june 2003
The exhibition is devoted to an oldest music theatre of the country. For more than two centuries it has been an academy of the national opera and Russian ballet. The show is organized by the State Russian Museum together with the State Academic Mariinsky Theatre and the St Petersburg Sate Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art. The exposition includes about 700 objects, among them - costumes of actors of the imperial theatre, sketches and models of scenery for performances. This performance-exhibition in the halls of the Marble Palace is designed as an interactive zone of theatrical backstage space - properties and machines for sound and lighting effects create the impression of going on preparation for a performance. The exposition tells about the Mariinsky theatre history from the very beginning till nowadays, unites the past and the present. Authentic theatrical relics are found near original elements of modern scenography, all arranged in historical order. Conductor's baton of Peter Tchaikovsky, shoes of Anna Pavlova, awards of Marius Petipa, sketches of scenery and costumes, belongings of conductors, producers, and artists who worked in the theatre at different periods of its history, as well as modern works of the theatre will reveal wonderful history of the legendary Mariinka.
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Posters of the Revolutionary Era

Posters of the Revolutionary Era

15 september—6 november 2017

The genre of political poster in the Russian art formed and developed in the first years after the Revolution of 1917. The exhibition at the Marble palace dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Revolution presents a large-scale and impressing outlook of the birth and formation of the Soviet poster as a specific art genre on the example of the art works from the collection of the Russian Museum.

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Children of the Soviet State

Children of the Soviet State

7 september—20 november 2017

The works by painters, graphic artists, sculptors and masters of the applied arts, created in 1920-1980-s, provide a vivid image of the Soviet State smallest citizens’ life. Through the images of children of the Soviet State these art pieces reflect the pages of Soviet history – both heroic and  tragic.

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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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Virtual tours

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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In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.

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