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Artists of the Society of Russian Sculptors
St Michael’s Castle

Artists of the Society of Russian Sculptors

10 august—20 november 2017

The artists' union “Society of Russian Sculptors” (ORS – Obschestvo Russkih Skulptorov) was created in 1925 in the course of revolutionary ev...

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Art into Life. 1918–1925
Benois Wing

Art into Life. 1918–1925

17 august—20 november 2017

The exhibition will present the propaganda art of the first years after the 1917 Revolution. The agitation art of this time was truly mass and embracing different aspects o...

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Children of the Soviet State
Marble Palace

Children of the Soviet State

7 september—20 november 2017

The works by painters, graphic artists, sculptors and masters of the applied arts, created in 1920-1980-s, provide a vivid image of the Soviet State smallest citizens’ ...

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Posters of the Revolutionary Era
Marble Palace

Posters of the Revolutionary Era

13 september—6 november 2017

The genre of political poster in the Russian art formed and developed in the first years after the Revolution of 1917. The exhibition at the Marble palace dedicated...

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Dreams of Universal Flowering
Benois Wing

Dreams of Universal Flowering

14 september—20 november 2017

The exhibition at the Russian Museum is aimed to present for the first time the complicated and multifaceted situation of the first decades of XX century. The exhibiti...

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Andrei Tarkovsky. Artist of Space
Stroganov Palace

Andrei Tarkovsky. Artist of Space

20 september—20 november 2017

The exhibition is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986), famous Russian filmmaker and film director. A renowned master of cinem...

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Permanent and temporary exhibitions
Ancient Art of XIV-XVII Centuries

Ancient Art of XIV-XVII Centuries

Permanent exhibition

Collection of the Old Russian painting of the Russian Museum is one of the largest and most significant in Russia. It includes around six thousand icons. The permanent exhibition housed in the first four halls of Mikhailovsky Palace represents a part of this collection, the most valuable works of XII-XVII centuries created in the major art centers of Old Russia: Novgorod, Pskov, Vladimir, Suzdal, Moscow, and Yaroslavl.

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Russian Art of the XVIII Century

Russian Art of the XVIII Century

Permanent exhibition

The exposition of Russian art of XVIII century is chronologically organized and presents the main stages and trends of Russian art of this time. One part of the display is dedicated to the time of Peter I and focuses mainly on the names of Ivan Nikitin and Andrei Matveyev, the greatest portraitists and leaders of the secular Russian art of this time. Genre of portrait of the middle and second part of XVIII century is presented by such artists as Ivan Vishyakov, Alexey Antropov, Ivan Argunov, Fyodor Rokotov.

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Russian Art of the First Half of the XIX Century

Russian Art of the First Half of the XIX Century

Permanent exhibition

The exhibition shows masterpieces representing the variety of trends in the Russian art of the time (classicism, romantism and beginning in the second third of the XIX century realism). The works by academic school masters are also widely represented: the canvases by Karl Brullov (the famous «The Last Days of Pompeii», religious compositions and portraits of the artist’s contemporaries), historical paintings by Grigory Ugryumov, Alexander Ivanov, Alexey Egorov, Fyodor Bruni.

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Collections
Art of Old Russia

Art of Old Russia

Among the museum collections of Russian icon painting, the icon collection of the Russian Museum, alongside the Tretyakov Gallery and the Moscow Museum of History, has pride of place. The collection numbers more than five thousand icons from the twelfth to the early twentieth centuries. The collection of Old Russian art and craft work, sculpture and applied art stands on a par with the collections of the largest museums in Russia. It is one of the most important collections, providing a view of the development of Russian decorative and applied art over the centuries — from the ninth to the seventeenth.

Opening hours
Mikhailovsky Palace

Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Mikhailovsky Palace, Benois Wing are open until 8:p.m.
Tuesday The Museum is closed
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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