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Supported by:
  • Joint-stock Financial Corporation SISTEMA
  • OJSC Mobile Telesystems
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. The exposition brings together the works of such famous artists as Ilya Repin, Karl Brullov, Vasiliy Surikov, Alexey Venetsianov, Ivan Kramskoy and the others. The exposition consists from two sections. The first one that is placed in the Ceremonial halls, includes the portraits of tsars and emperors of the dynasty of Romanov. The second one in the former Konstantin’s sleeping rooms is arranged according to the social and historic principle. The portraits of the state figures are superseded by the images of representatives of aristocratic families, priests, writers, artists, composers. Alongside with them there are presented the portraits of a common people: the inhabitants of cities and villages, workers and the peasants, representatives of the Soviet intelligence, leaders and commanders. The special hall is devoted to the persons who are commemorated in the photographs.
The exhibition is organized with the financial support of Sistema Finance Investments, OJSC Mobile TeleSystems

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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—7 december 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.

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

12 march—14 september 2020

February 26, 2020, marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander III, whose name was given to The State Russian Museum in April 1895. Special mention is made of Alexander III's merits in museum construction and art education, which was due to his undoubted passion for history and fine arts.

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