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Poetry of water (Modern Art of Finland, Estonia and Russia)

7 august 2003—29 september 2003
The exhibition includes works of artists, for whom water is a most important source of inspiration. Finnish photographer Jaakko Heikkila depicts the Baltic seacoast, sculptor Anni Laakso tells how glacier melts, while for sculptor Eero Hiironen move of water and water nature is an inexhaustible source for oeuvre. Works of Finnish and American photographer Aarno Rafael Minkkinen are full of surreal mergence of human body and waterscape, painter Jaakko Niemela has built a house of wire on an imaginary shore, whereas in works of painter Kristiina Uusitalo water surface and maze form a meditative altogether. Estonian artist Jan Toomik has depicted himself as an element of a landscape with frozen water. In the context of the exhibition "Poetry of Water" a separate exhibition "Underwater World" will take place. It is organized by the State Russian Museum and the Art centre for children and youth of Hyvinkaa city. The exhibition includes paintings and drawings created by children from all over the world - Russia, Finland, Argentine, India, Japan, China, Cuba, Kuwait, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, and Hungary. The works for the exhibition have been chosen from the international Collection of children works of art of the Art centre for children and youth of Hyvinkaa city. The Underwater world tells about myths and stories connected with plants, sea creatures, and underwater world. Exhibition room represents one space structured for the exhibition thematic. The exhibition immerse visitors in the underwater world, introduces sea nature, role of water in human life - fishing, fishing industry, sea voyages and life on a sea coast. The exhibition is held with the assistance of the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Enlightenment of Finland, as well as "Helsingin Vesi" and "Kemira Kemuoter"
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The Artistic Legacy of the Klodt Family

The Artistic Legacy of the Klodt Family

23 december 2020—12 april 2021

Pyotr Klodt (Peter Jakob Clodt von Jurgensburg, 1805–1867) – was a renowned animalist sculptor, author of a famous group of equestrian statues, the Horse Tamers, installed at the Anichkov Bridge. Pyotr Klodt started an artistic dynasty, which creative heritage now presented in a large exhibition for the first time.

Alexander Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

Alexander Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

9 december 2020—10 may 2021

The name of Alexander Benois, a prominent member of the "Mir iskusstva" (World of Art) artistic movement, is closely associated with the "Silver Age" of Russian culture. A highly educated man, a gifted artist who showed his talent in many ways and in various spheres of cultural and humanitarian activities.

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