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Photographic Postcards

Anna Bocharova. Demidov Bridge. 2006
16 may 2018—25 june 2018
The history of postcards dates back to the 1860s when it became possible and soon widely popular to mail a card without an envelope. In the late 19th century, photo studios began to appear, producing, among other things, images for postcards. 

It became popular among European travelers to send short notes illustrated by landmark views. This trend reached Russia as well. In the mid-1890s, Saint Petersburg stores began to sell postcards with city views. During the Soviet period, such postcards were no less widespread. In Leningrad, they were manufactured by the state photographic enterprise Lenfotokhudozhnik. 

In 2016, creative association Stereoskop revived the tradition of printing postcards with the views of St. Petersburg, having invited well-known local photographers to take part in the project Photographic Postcards. Each participant printed six photographs about the size of a postcard. Then, a drawing by artist Alexander Florensky was silk-printed on the reverse side of the original hand-crafted silver gelatin print. The series is a limited edition, with just 21 made with each photograph. 

Each photographic postcard presents an original perspective on the iconic landmarks of St. Petersburg: from splendid panoramas and famous monuments to the rustling leaves of the Summer Garden and arrogant silence of contemporary buildings and industrial zones. 

Participants: Elena Agafonova, Anna Bocharova, Oleg Vereshchagin, Vasily Vorontsov, Dmitry Goryachev, Lyudmila Grigorieva, Sergey Gurin, Natalia Zakharova, Alexei Zelensky, Dmitry Konradt, Grigory Kravchenko, Nadezhda Kuznetsova, Igor Lebedev, Petr Lebedev, Yuri Molodkovets, Dmitry Popov, Alexey Savkin, Vitaly Smirnov, Maria Snigirevskaya, Andrei Strelnikov, Lyudmila Tabolina, Alexander Filippov, Natalia Chebotareva, Andrei Chezhin, Alexander Chernogrivov, Sergey Shcherbakov. 

Alexander Chernogrivov. Lomonosov Bridge. 2007 Dmitry Goryachev. St. Michael's Castle. 2016 Yuri Molodkovets. Angel. 2003 Alexander Florensky. Address side.

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Alexander Tyshler. The Theater in Easel Paintings

Alexander Tyshler. The Theater in Easel Paintings

28 november 2019—16 march 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 2019—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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