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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 and applied arts 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.

The exposition includes unique materials related to the history of the discovery of the sixth continent: drawings and watercolors made by P. N. Mikhailov - participant of the round-the-world voyage of sloops "Mirny" and "Vostok" in 1819-1821, and also geographic maps from the collection of the Russian State Archive of the Navy (RGAVMF).

A significant section of the exhibition is represented by the works devoted to the study of the Russian Arctic and polar regions (sheets from the album of lithographs for "Baer's Journey to Novaya Zemlya in 1837", works dedicated to the feat of the steamship "Chelyuskin" crew, and to the legendary drift on the ice floe by members of the Papanin expedition). The exposition will also include portraits of famous sailors and polar explorers, images of Indigenous Peoples of the North and unique pieces of Chukotka bone carving, landscapes and animalistic compositions, as well as medals and commemorative signs related to the history of travels to the two poles of the globe.

The exhibition is supported by PAO NOVATEK.

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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—31 march 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.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july—7 december 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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