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Art into Life. 1918–1925
Benois Wing

Art into Life. 1918–1925

17 august—27 november 2017

The exhibition will present the propaganda art of the first years after the 1917 Revolution. The agitation art of this time was truly mass and embracing different aspects o...

Moscow during the Reigns of Catherine II and Paul I in the Paintings of Gérard de la Barthe
St Michael’s Castle

Moscow during the Reigns of Catherine II and Paul I in the Paintings of Gérard de la Barthe

23 november 2017—12 february 2018

Gérard de la Barthe, French painter and watercolorist, worked in Russia between 1787 and 1810. In the late ...

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Susan Swartz: Personal Path
Marble Palace

Susan Swartz: Personal Path

29 november 2017—28 january 2018

The first exhibition of works by contemporary American artist Susan Swartz in Russia amasses around 100 paintings of various years from the collections of foreign museum...

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Edward Bekkerman. Heaven
Stroganov Palace

Edward Bekkerman. Heaven

30 november 2017—12 february 2018

American artist Edward Bekkerman focuses on the unseen universe all around us, inhabited by angels and overrun with fantastic flowers. He renders symbolistic subjects in th...

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Andrey Bliok
Marble Palace

Andrey Bliok

6 december 2017—5 march 2018

A solo exhibition of 80 painting and 20 graphic works by Andrey N. Bliok, bearer of the honorary title People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. Bliok’s oeuvre takes its origin from t...

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Artemy Ober. 1843–1917. To the 100th Anniversary of His Death
St Michael’s Castle

Artemy Ober. 1843–1917. To the 100th Anniversary of His Death

7 december 2017—26 march 2018

The first monographic exhibition of one of the major Russian sculptors of animals of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Artemy Ober,...

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Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome
Benois Wing

Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome

20 december 2017—2 april 2018

Henryk Siemiradzki (1843–1902), graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, is one of the most prominent masters of the late 19th ce...

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/ / / 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

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Санкт-Петербург. Инженерная ул., 4.

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

Events

International Eco Festival "Oxygen" in the Summer Garden

17 august—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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