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 of everyday life. The core part of the exhibition is the production of the Decorative Institute which functioned in Petrograd-Leningrad in 1918-1926. The activity of the Decorative Institute was characterized by a complex attitude to the making of the art pieces and organizing of the surrounding space. Varieties of artistic experiments had their source in the Decorative Institute and further were developed in the advertisement, poster and propaganda art. After the closing of the Institute in 1926 many of these initiatives were never brought to life.
The collection of the Russian Museum includes over 30 objects of applied art connected with the history of the Decorative Institute. Also, there is a fine collection of the sketches for the city decoration, models for monumental sculpture and one of the best porcelain collections. Among the authors of these art pieces are such artists as Rudolf Frentz, Nathan Altman, Josif Shkolnik, Nikolai Lapshin, Mikhail Veksler, Lyubov Mileeva, Arthur Kletenberg, Evsey Vitenberg and many other representatives of the avant-garde.
The exhibition will comprise over 200 objects from the Russian museum collection, most of which will be on display for the first time.
The exhibition is supported by Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation (Germany)
The exhibition is opening at 4 PM.
1 December 2023—13 May 2024
This grandiose exhibition of the celebrated painter Vasily Surikov (1848–1916) is timed to coincide with the 175th anniversary of his birth. The exhibition presents over 120 paintings and graphic works by Surikov from the museums in St Petersburg, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk, including the famous historical paintings Yermak Conquering Siberia, Taking a Snow Town, Suvorov Crossing the Alps, Stepan Razin, Boyarynya Morozova (Tretyakov Gallery) and Menshikov in Beryozovo (Tretyakov Gallery), portraits, paintings on religious subjects, watercolours and fine examples of book illustrations.
16 October 2023—9 January 2024
The exhibition celebrating 120 years since Ermolayev’s birth features his 1930s works, in which he immortalized the streets of his native Volodarsky (now Nevsky) district and the daily life and recreational activities of the people of Leningrad’s outskirts.
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
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