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Stepan Erzia. 1876-1959

Self-portrait (Melancholy). 1908. Bronze. State Russian museum
15 june 2016—8 august 2016

Erzia is a pseudonym of the prominent Russian sculptor of the first half of XX century Stepan Dmitrievich Nefyodov, taken from the name of his native ethnic group, the Erzya Mordvins. The art of Erzia is known not only in Russia, but all over the world. In the period of 1907-1914 he lived and worked in Italy and France. His first personal exhibition took place in 1913 in Paris. From 1927 to 1950 Erzia resided in Argentina and then returned to the fatherland.

Erzia’s sculptures were always of a great interest to the public and evoked excitement and delight. The Russian museum possesses the largest and fullest collection of Erzia’s works, donated by the author to the state.

The exhibition in St Michael’s Castle comprises 31 works from the Russian museum and 6 sculptures from Mordovian republican Fine Arts Museum in Saransk.

Woman’s head. Norwegian woman. 1914. Colored plaster, wood. 1914. State Russian museum Beethoven. 1929. Quebracho. State Russian museum Portrait of sculptor Kun. 1928. Tinted marble. State Russian museum Youth. 1940. Wood. State Russian museum Stepan Erzia in his workshop in Batumi. 1922. Photography. State Russian museum

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Alexander III. Collector and Patron

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

18 march—10 may 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.

The Art of the Belskys

The Art of the Belskys

6 february—9 march 2020

Belsky brothers (Ivan (1719-1799), Alexey (1729-1796) and Efim (1730-1778)) were the greatest masters of the painting team of The Chancellery (later The Office) of buildings of Her Imperial Majesty. For more than half a century they performed the most responsible painting work commissioned by Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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