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Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. On the 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth
Benois Wing

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. On the 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

25 may—20 august 2018

Large-scale retrospective exhibition will present the artist’s milestone works, encompassing his entire career, from well-known mas...

Andrei Volkov. The Preservation of Time
Marble Palace

Andrei Volkov. The Preservation of Time

19 july—27 august 2018

Andrei Volkov is now one of the most radical abstract painters among Russian artists. His compositions, distinguished by the materiality of color, juxtapose ...

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A Masterpiece by Karl Bryullov. New attribution
Mikhailovsky Palace

A Masterpiece by Karl Bryullov. New attribution

9 august—1 october 2018

The exhibition in the Garden Vestibule presents the only portrait Karl Bryullov had ever painted of the members of the imperial family — the portrait...

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St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction
Benois Wing

St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

22 august 2018—14 january 2019

The exhibition, dedicated to the 200th anniverary of St. Isaac's Cathedral, reveals new facts on the history of its construction and decorati...

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Works by Contemporary Chinese Artists from the Shanghai Art Fair
Stroganov Palace

Works by Contemporary Chinese Artists from the Shanghai Art Fair

22 august—1 october 2018

Works selected at the Shanghai Art Fair intended to represent the diversity of styles and perspectives in Chinese contemporary art

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Nikolai Kulbin
St Michael’s Castle

Nikolai Kulbin

23 august—29 october 2018

The first retrospective exhibition of works by Nikolai Kulbin (1868–1917) discovers the artist as a landscape painter with an analytical mind and yet an unspoiled vision, a p...

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Vladimir Konashevich
St Michael’s Castle

Vladimir Konashevich

30 august—1 october 2018

An comprehensive exhibition of works by V. M. Konashevich (1888–1963), a brilliant book illustrator and easel graphic artist.

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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 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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