Branches:

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 2020—7 december 2020
Please note! The part of the exhibition located in St Michael’s Castle dedicated to the 18th-century painting will be closed earlier - the last day of the exhibition is the 16th of November.
The part of the exhibition in St Michael’s Castle dedicated to the art of Ancient Russia and drawing of the 18th - first half of the 19th century will continue its work up to the 7th of December.

Throughout the history of the Russian Museum the most important role in the forming of its collection belongs to the donors. Among them are artists, collectors and other people who care about art and its preservation. Since the 1980s, the Russian Museum has gratefully acknowledged the contribution of donors in new acquisitions exhibitions, annual reports, and publications. However, the museum has never shown to the viewers the artworks donated from the moment of its foundation till the end of the twentieth century, though they formed the core and glory of the collection of the first museum of national art in Russia.

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 (M. K. Tenisheva, D. N. Tolstoy, V. N. Argutinsky-Dolgorukov and many others), artists (I. E. Repin, V. A. Serov, I. I. Shishkin, and others). The artworks will be shown in chronological order of their creation (from ancient icons to works of the twentieth century) in four palaces of the museum: in the St Michael's Castle, Marble Palace, Benois Wing of the Mikhailovsky Palace and in Stroganov Palace.



St Michael’s Castle presents works of Ancient Russian art and examples of paintings, drawings and watercolors of the 18th - the first half of the 19th centuries, presented to the Russian Museum from the moment of its foundation. Exposition of the Ancient Russian art includes unique pieces of icon painting and church embroidery of the 15th-17th centuries created by the masters of various centers.
The main part of the exhibit in the section of the painting of the 18th - the first half of the 19th century consists of masterpieces by Dmitry Levitsky and Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ermolay Yesakov and Grigory Chernetsov, Orest Kiprensky, Alexey Venetsianov, Grigory Gagarin and Nikolay Maykov, as well as prominent masters of "Rossica": Jean-Louis VoilleGeorge Dawe, Jean-Laurent Mosnier, Henri-François Riesener and other painters.

The section devoted to the drawings and watercolors of the 18th - the first half of the 19th century presents works from the collection of Princess Maria Tenisheva. These works became the basis for the collection of graphics of the Russian Museum (works by Orest Kiprensky, Maxim Vorobiev, Alexey VenetsianovKarl Bryullov, as well as foreign masters who worked in Russia). This section also includes watercolors and drawings by Alexander Ivanov, Karl Bryullov, Grigory Gagarin, Vasily Shebuyev, and other masters from members of the imperial family and other donors.

General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank

Exhibitions
Fyodor Dostoevsky in the Fine Arts from the State Russian Museum Collection. On the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

Fyodor Dostoevsky in the Fine Arts from the State Russian Museum Collection. On the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

14 october—15 november 2021

The exhibition was prepared for the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous and frequently cited Russian writers - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881).
His training at the Engineering School (in the 1840s), located in the Mikhailovsky (Engineering) Castle (now a branch of the Russian Museum), is an excellent occasion for the Russian Museum to pay tribute to the memory of one of the authors of the Petersburg myth by presenting an exposition of works from the museum collection in honor of this anniversary.

Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow

Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow

16 july—4 october 2021

The exhibition at the Russian Museum brings together the works of Italian and Russian futurists, which allow a viewer to witness the originality of each of the two national versions of this large-scale creative movement. The fundamental works of Italian futurism are shown in dialogue with the iconic works of Russian masters. This will provide an opportunity to see their similarities and differences and deeper perceive the era of avant-garde experiments that swept across Europe.

Also in the Russian Museum
The Russian Museum recommends
Collection highlights
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.

Start

Virtual tours
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.)

Details

Online Shop
Online Shop

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

Go to store

Mobile Apps
Mobile Apps

Google PlayApp Store

Details