The exhibition devoted to the 150th birth anniversary of the eminent sculptor and teacher, the professor of the Emperor’s Academy of Art who on the border of the 19th and the 20th centuries was a dedicated continuer of realistic traditions and created a number of significant works in the sphere of monumental and indoor sculpture. Beklemishev received the fame and recognition for his monuments for the figures of Russian history and culture and for the portraits that are marked by the high skill of execution and by exactness and special conclusiveness in rendering of the model’s appearance and character. The exposition includes the works from the collections of the Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Scientific-Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, the State Central Museum of the Musical Culture named after M.Glinka, the National Pushkin Museum and the State Museum Reserve Pavlovsk.
Alongside with the portraits where the master commemorated his well-known contemporaries (A.Kuindzhi, A.Rizzoni, P.Suzor, I.Tsvetkov, M.Belyaev, M.Ippolitov-Ivanov, V.Fokina, V.Davydov and the others) for the first time there are presented the works devoted to religious hermits (St.Barbara, the Great Martyr; The Christian Woman of the First Ages) or to genre character images (Rural Love; How Fair, How Fresh Were the Roses…). The special section of the exhibition presents the photos of nowadays existing or lost monuments that are or were located in different towns of Russia and the portrait statues for the interiors of different voluntary organizations of St. Petersburg (among them there are the images of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, doctor D.Ott, scientist A.Veselovsky).
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.
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.
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.
Be informed about news, events and exhibitions of the Russian Museum
The State Russian Museum
The Russian Museum is the exclusive owner of all the interior images and pieces of art of the Russian Museum collection, as well as all the images and text information given on its official site. The usage of the texts and images provided on the site is only allowed with the permission of the Russian Museum.