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The French in St. Petersburg

23 october 2003—15 january 2004
The exhibition showcases French artists' works connected with the history of St Petersburg, as well as things and documents that demonstrate real presence of France in the life of St Petersburg of 18-20th centuries. The exhibition introduces variety of materials from collections of 18 museums, archives, libraries, state, academic, research, and other institutions of St Petersburg and Paris. Painters, sculptors, architects, craftspeople, and workmen left their motherland, came to St Petersburg and brought fashion and tastes of their country with them. At first, they created works of art for the court and aristocracy, but later - for prosperous citizens as well. The exhibition comprises several thematic parts: "Town-planning", "Architecture, technical and engineering structures"; "Fine Art"; "Theatre, music, ballet"; "Science and Medicine"; "Education"; "Army and Navy"; "Relationships in the context of Russian-French alliance"; "French community"; "Sport", etc. The exhibition has been initiated by the French Embassy in Russia and was is dated for the tercentenary of St Petersburg.
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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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