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BOGORODSKAYA TOY OF THE XIX – XX CENTURIES

13 august 2008—20 october 2008

Circa 200 exhibits from XIX to XXI century from the Russian Museum Collection, Museum of Bogorodskaya factory of art carving, museum of Bogorodskaya artistic and industrial school and private collection are presented on the ‘Bogorodskaya Toy’ exhibition.

From the XIX century the Bogorodskaya toy and sculpture were presented on the exhibitions constantly and from that period of time they became popular. The toy mainly had a secular character. The Bogorodskaya toy was close to aesthetics of cheap popular prints, lithography and folk art theatre. Figures of hard-working men and good-natured bears in fairy tails carved from wood reflect nation’s character and soul. Simple movement mechanisms increase the special liveliness.

The events in social life, replacement of tsar’s persons and wars enlarged the tiny peace of Bogorodskaya toy by various characters for all tastes.

In spite of commercial demand, that doesn’t coincided with the creative criterions of folk art, now the uniqueness of trade of Bogorodskoye are kept mainly in renowned carved traditional toys.

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Solomon Yudovin. Siege Graphics from the Russian Museum Collection and Collection of Evgeny Gerasimov

Solomon Yudovin. Siege Graphics from the Russian Museum Collection and Collection of Evgeny Gerasimov

24 january—13 may 2019

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad. The artist witnessed and experienced the siege, one of the most tragic events of the Second World War, firsthand.

Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

21 november 2018—14 january 2019

The exhibition will present over 80 works by Lazar Khidekel — a prominent figure of the Russian avant-garde — from the collection of the architect's family.

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