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ZHOSTOVO ART

31 may 2007—30 july 2007
The Zhostovo Art exhibition is opening in the Stroganov Palace of the Russian Museum on the 31st of May. Nearly 150 artworks of the applied art from the collections of the State Russian Museum, the State Hermitage, the Peterhof State Museum-Preserve and the Alexander Pushkin Museum, Memorial Apartment are displayed at the exhibition. Painted Zhostovo trays have been famous and popular in Russia for a century and a half. Bouquets and flower garlands against a black lacquered background are considered to be one of the most striking symbols of modern folk art. The first large-scale exhibition of Zhostovo paintwork took place in the Russian Museum in 1976. Thirty years later viewers may get acquainted with the history and the present of this unique center of folk art. One may see the true value of the national art property — the lacquer Zhostovo art. Trays of the Vishnyakovs workshops and papier-mache subjects are not the only exhibits. The exhibition for the first time displays trays of the Tsyganovs, Matveyevs and Sorokins workshops. The artists dated their new works for the 180th anniversary of the craft. These works form the modern part of the exhibition.
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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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St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

27 september—12 november 2018

Historic events, everyday life of the city, and St. Petersburg places of interest depicted in photographs and postcards of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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