On the 26th of May 2005 in St Michael's (Engineers) Castle a renovated open sculpture fund was opened. 134 artworks of the end of the 19th century — the beginning of 20th century were presented. The State Russian Museum was the first in the national museum practice to create public stocks in its palaces. At the eve of 100th jubilee in 1998 such a fund at the Rossi Wing was opened where visitors had an opportunity to get acquainted with the keeping custody of sculpture masterpieces of the 18th — the beginning of the 20th century. Now in the connection with the removing of the majority of sculpture collection to St Michael's Castle, the open sculpture fund with the use of more comfortable for viewing showcases was established here again. The exposition is fitted with the informational computer program, which contains all the essential material on sculptures and historical persons fixed in portraits. Such kind of museum collection demonstration allows extending the limits of the main exposition, presenting monographic complex of the most prominent masters. Later on according to the restoration and the coping of the 2-d floor apartments of St Michael's Castle, open fund museum areas will be considerably enlarged. Collection of masterpieces of P.P.Trubetskoi (1866 — 1938) and A. S. Golubkina (1864 — 1927), animalistic plastic of Y.A.Lanceray, A. L. Ober, V. A. Vatagin and sculpture of Modern Epoch — M. L. Dillon's works are most fully presented in the open fund. One of the showcases is devoted to the portrait of the beginning of the 20th century and particularly the oeuvre of S.T.Kotenkov, L. V. Sherwood, B. D. Korolev, V. V. Kusnetsov. Sculpture works by B.M.Kustodiev and D. S. Stelletsky, which are not presented at the "main" exposition, deserve special attention.
General sponsor VTB Bank (PJSC)
13 april—3 july 2023
Initiated to coincide with 152 years since the artist’s birth, this exhibition follows extensive research undertaken to elaborate on certain aspects of Leonid Sherwood’s artistic biography and reconstruct the history and destinies of many of his works.
2 march—19 june 2023
This exhibition spotlights the work of Malevich’s closest pupils and associates Ilya Chashnik (1902–1929) and Nikolai Suetin (1897–1954), and follows on the heels of the first two exhibitions of works from the Leporskaya archive, which featured previously unknown drawings by Kazimir Malevich and works by Leporskaya herself. It represents the final stage in the processing and study of the Russian Museum’s Leporskaya Archive.
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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
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