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The Art of the Belskys

The Art of the Belskys
6 february—9 march 2020

In the history of Russian painting of the XVIII century, the work of the Belsky brothers takes a special place. Artists Ivan (1719-1799), Alexey (1729-1796) and Efim (1730-1778) Belsky 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. With equal success, Belskys created huge palace ceiling paintings and small images, worked in the field of the wall and easel painting. In addition, Ivan Belsky almost thirty years was an "inspector of mosaic art". From the entire family of painters Belskys, the dynasty was continued only by the eldest son of Ivan Ivanovich - Mikhail Ivanovich Belsky (1753-1794).

The exhibition is dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Belsky, the 290th anniversary of the birth of Alexei and Efim Bielsky and the 225th anniversary of the death of Mikhail Belsky. The exhibition will feature about 40 paintings and graphic works from the collections of The State Russian Museum, The State Hermitage Museum and The State Tretyakov Gallery.

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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.

To the shores of Antarctica and Arctica. To the 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery

To the shores of Antarctica and Arctica. To the 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery

19 december 2019—2 march 2020

January 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery by Russian navigators F. F. Bellingshausen and M. P. Lazarev. The exhibition timed to coincide with the Year of Antarctica in Russia presents about 100 works of painting, graphics, sculpture, numismatics, decorative-applied and folk art from the collection of The State Russian Museum. The core of the exhibition is formed by sections devoted to the discovery of Antarctica and the exploration of the Arctic by Russian travelers, sailors, and scientists.

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