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Nikolai Akimov Centenary exhibition

13 april 2001—7 may 2001
This exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of famous Russian theatrical designer and director Nikolai Akimov (1901-1968). It includes works from his family archives and the collections of the Russian Museum, St Petersburg Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art, Union of Artists of Russia, St Petersburg Theatrical Library and the St Petersburg Academic Theatre of Comedy, which Nikolai Akimov headed for twenty-five years. Nikolai Akimov received his professional artistic training at the legendary New Art Studio (1916-18) and VKhUTEMAS (1922). In 1923, he began designing for theatres and the Academia publishing house. Akimov held his first one-man show in 1927 and made his debut as a theatrical producer in 1932. Three years later, he was appointed head of the Leningrad Theatre of Comedy. The exhibition includes set and costume designs, portraits, posters and works of book graphic art.
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Alexander Tyshler. The Theater in Easel Paintings

Alexander Tyshler. The Theater in Easel Paintings

28 november 2019—24 february 2020

The exhibition held in the year of the theater in Russia is dedicated to the wonderful, mysterious and strange world of images of Alexander Tyshler (1898–1980). The Russian Museum has an extensive collection of paintings and graphic works by Tyshler, which were donated to the museum by the master and his wife and also by G.M. Levitin, a close friend of many Russian theater scenic artists.

Boris Lurie. American Nonconformist

Boris Lurie. American Nonconformist

29 august—11 november 2019

Leningrad-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps, member of New York avant-garde scene of the 1950s and 1960s, Boris Lurie touches upon the most sensitive, problematic and hot issues, such as consumer society, Nazi crimes against humanity, and the reflection of sexuality in mass consciousness.

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