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Nicholas I
St Michael’s Castle

Nicholas I

13 february—13 june 2019

The exhibition from the cycle “The Romanovs Family Saga” covers the personality and state affairs of Emperor Nicholas I, as reflected in the works of painting, graphics, numismatics and ...

Fyodor Konyukhov
St Michael’s Castle

Fyodor Konyukhov

28 march—13 june 2019

An exhibition of paintings and graphic works by a famous traveler revealing his extraordinary vision.

Three Petersburg Collections
Benois Wing

Three Petersburg Collections

11 april—10 june 2019

The exhibition will present paintings, graphics, sculpture, theatrical-decorative and applied arts, and numismatics from three private collections in St. Petersburg: th...

Pyotr Fomin. Nikita Fomin. In the Land of Pskov
Marble Palace

Pyotr Fomin. Nikita Fomin. In the Land of Pskov

18 april—10 june 2019

The exhibition presents a hundred paintings by Pyotr Fomin and Nikita Fomin, united by the love for the native landscape, for the hills and trees of ...

Oleg Voukolov
Marble Palace

Oleg Voukolov

25 april—10 june 2019

The exhibition of paintings and graphic works by the Russian artist, now living and working in France, in which the main characters are... pillows.

Bone carver Yakov Seryakov. To the 200th anniversary of birth
St Michael’s Castle

Bone carver Yakov Seryakov. To the 200th anniversary of birth

6 june—2 september 2019

An exhibition of the talented Russian master of bone carving, the author of numerous portraits, provides a comprehensive overview of the ...

Angels of the 21st Century
Benois Wing

Angels of the 21st Century

13 june—19 august 2019

The exhibition will trace the pictorial and semantic metamorphosis of the image of angel in fine arts from modernism, symbolism, and avant-garde to the art of our contemp...

/ / / International Eco Festival "Oxygen" in the Summer Garden
Opening hours
The Summer Garden

Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Mikhailovsky Palace, Benois Wing are open until 8:p.m.
Tuesday The Museum is closed
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ticket offices close 30 minutes earlier

Getting here

Санкт-Петербург. Инженерная ул., 4.

Метро: «Невский проспект», «Гостиный двор», «Чернышевская»

Events

International Eco Festival "Oxygen" in the Summer Garden

17 august 2017—29 august 2017

August 17-29, the Summer Garden 
Benjamin von Wong «Mermaids hate plastic» and «Shark Shepherd» projects

Benjamin is the Canadian photo artist, the master of the visual forms whose works are sometimes treated as the PhotoShop installations.

In fact, there is nothing but his professionalism, hard work, a lot of time spent for preparations, a great team of professionals and, most importantly, the idea that the author wants to inform spectators about, even though it requires everything mentioned above.

Some volunteers helped to make MERMAIDS HATE PLASTIC. All of them took part in collecting 10,000 plastic bottles, which Benjamin used to create his unique ocean. 

He inhabited it with imaginary creatures: the mermaids, whose beautiful form very much contrasts with the plastic underwater world that they have to "live in". The author demonstrates how disastrous the garbage and the wastes poured into the ocean may turn out to be for the underwater world inhabited by such miraculous creatures.

Another topic touched upon by Benjamin was relationships between the human and the animal worlds. Shark Shepherd was shot in Fiji.

Apart from usual difficulties of the underwater shooting such as limited oxygen, specific equipment and a diver team, Benjamin had only two hours a day for filming: it was possible only from 11 am till 1 pm while sharks were active, and the daylight was visible. In the end, breathtaking photos were taken: models were very near to the sharks, and this fact destroys stereotypes about their danger for humans. "Often sharks are pictured dangerous not taking into account that people kill millions of sharks for soup", says Benjamin. "I wanted to make a photo series, which could break stereotypes about sharks and show that we can live in harmony with this predatory fish".

August 17-29, the Summer Garden, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Garden is closed on Tuesday
The entrance is free

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