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THE FAMILY GIFT. IJA VENKOVA. NIKOLAI KOCHUKOV

4 february 2010—4 march 2010
The exhibition of two plastic art masters from Leningrad - Saint-Petersburg Ija Venkova and Nikolai Kochukov contains mainly the artworks, that were gifted to the museum by Nikolai Kochukov and his daughter Ekaterina Kochukova. There are shown the sculptures of different periods, beginning from the 1950s. Number of them has a very important social significance, but the others present lyrical and philosophical images.
The creativity of Ija Venkova is the whole world seen by woman. All her artworks are filled with the woman love and tenderness: the early small figures made of porcelain, portraits of the contemporaries, figures, compositions, park sculpture. The talent of Nikolai Kochukov showed itself in his favorite genre - sculpture portrait. His portraits distinguish oneself with deep interest to the human's being, that was seen by the master as a big world. He was inspired by the heroic deeds, sport and labour achievements of the soviet people. At the exhibition there are shown the white marble portraits made in the last years ("Portrait of a Student", 2001, "Portrait of a Student-Girl", 2002), that were the painter's return to the classical style.
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Vladimir Vasilkovsky. To the 100th Birth Anniversary

Vladimir Vasilkovsky. To the 100th Birth Anniversary

17 june—23 august 2021

The exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the birth of Vladimir Sergeevich Vasilkovsky (1921-2002), an outstanding figure of St. Petersburg culture. He left an impressive mark in the urban environment: modern St. Petersburg cannot be imagined without the buildings and bridges designed by Vasilkovsky. One of the facets of the master's work will be shown in the exhibition - his graphics and ceramics.

The Leningrad Rock Club in Photographs. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Its Opening

The Leningrad Rock Club in Photographs. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Its Opening

28 december 2020—7 june 2021

The Leningrad Rock Club was established in early 1981 and has become a true center of attraction for musicians whose art did not fit into the Soviet cultural framework. The Leningrad Rock Club was a sign of the era of upcoming changes in the country and even now, after forty years, it is hardly needed to explain what was its role in the cultural and social life of Leningrad and, more broadly, the country.

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