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A Penny Saved Is a Penny Gained

Unknown artist. Merchant Counting Money. 1840s. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum.
1 march—15 may 2017

The exhibition presents the state payment signs of Russia (coins and paper money) belonging to the period from the time of Peter I to 1917. The exposition includes all major types of Russian cents and rubles of that period (till 1915 when the last imperial rubles were released).

All materials are be added with various painting, graphic and sculptural works which are related to the subject of exhibition (the portraits of the reformers of monetary system, images of banks, genre scenes, etc.) The exposition includes more than 170 coins, 50-80 paper payment signs, around 15 portraits and also different archival photos).

Also the exhibition includes a multimedia program dedicated to the history of coinage in Russia.

A. Pechenkin. A Village Girl and a Boy Praying before an Icon on the Road. 1836. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. State Bank-Bill to the value of 10 rubles. 1894. Print on paper. State Russian Museum. Kopek. Period of Ivan IV’s reign. Silver.  Head side. State Russian Museum. Kopek. Period of rule of Ivan IV’s reign. Silver.  Tail side. State Russian Museum. Kopek.1704. Copper. Moscow. Tail side. State Russian Museum Kopek.1704. Copper. Moscow. Head side. State Russian Museum Rouble. 1704 (date is marked with Slavic letters). Silver. Moscow. Carver Feodor Alekseev (Podorui). Head side. State Russian Museum Rouble. 1704 (date is marked with Slavic letters). Silver. Moscow.  Carver Feodor Alekseev (Podorui). Tail side. State Russian Museum

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Andrei Tarkovsky. Artist of Space

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 cinema, Tarkovsky gained international recognition during his lifetime. He is considered the creator of a new language in cinematic art, having introduced new aesthetics and philosophy to it and influenced its further development.

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Mikhail Shvartsman. To the 90th Anniversary

Mikhail Shvartsman. To the 90th Anniversary

26 july—4 september 2017

Mikhail Shvartsman (1926-1997) is one of the few Russian artists of the after-war period who are claimed equal to the masters of the avant-garde epoch. His fame created around him a myth that prostrates far beyond his actual biography and academic art historic research.

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