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Mikhail Makhayev’s St Petersburg
St Michael’s Castle

Mikhail Makhayev’s St Petersburg

14 october 2022—20 february 2023

The sketches and drawings of Mikhail Makhayev (1717–1770), the great Russian 18th-century veduta master, are the only way we have of appreciating St Petersb...

Images of Military Life in Russian Art from the 16th to the 20th Centuries
Benois Wing

Images of Military Life in Russian Art from the 16th to the 20th Centuries

20 october 2022—9 may 2023

Images of Military Life is an extensive exhibition featuring icons, paintings, sculptures, and applied and decorative artwor...

Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life
Benois Wing

Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life

16 december 2022—12 june 2023

The Russian Museum exhibition project Artists on War and Peace can be seen as a diptych comprised of two exhibitions: Images of Military Life in Russian Art...

Images of St George the Victorious in Old Rus. In Memory of Tatyana Vilinbakhova
Mikhailovsky Palace

Images of St George the Victorious in Old Rus. In Memory of Tatyana Vilinbakhova

22 december 2022—20 february 2023

The exhibition spotlights old Russian icons, wooden sculptures, personal sacred objects and jewellery created in vario...

Drawings and Watercolours of the 18th century
St Michael’s Castle

Drawings and Watercolours of the 18th century

23 december 2022—27 march 2023

This exhibition offers visitors the rare opportunity to appreciate the more interesting and notable specimens of 18th century drawing and watercolour f...

Konstantin Bogayevsky
Stroganov Palace

Konstantin Bogayevsky

10 february—22 may 2023

This exhibition celebrates 150 years since the birth of Konstantin Fyodorovich Bogayevsky (1872–1943), one of the most prominent artists of Russia’s Silver Age. A pupi...

Natalia Zemlyanaya. World Creation. Painting and Graphic Art
Marble Palace

Natalia Zemlyanaya. World Creation. Painting and Graphic Art

16 february—10 april 2023

St Petersburg artist Natalia Zemlyanaya’s solo exhibition features approximately 80 of her paintings and pastels from the 1990s and 2000s.

Exhibitions

Ancient Art of XIV-XVII Centuries

Ancient Art of XIV-XVII Centuries

Permanent exhibition

Collection of the Old Russian painting of the Russian Museum is one of the largest and most significant in Russia. It includes around six thousand icons. The permanent exhibition housed in the first four halls of Mikhailovsky Palace represents a part of this collection, the most valuable works of XII-XVII centuries created in the major art centers of Old Russia: Novgorod, Pskov, Vladimir, Suzdal, Moscow, and Yaroslavl.

Russian Art of the XVIII Century

Russian Art of the XVIII Century

Permanent exhibition

The exposition of Russian art of XVIII century is chronologically organized and presents the main stages and trends of Russian art of this time. One part of the display is dedicated to the time of Peter I and focuses mainly on the names of Ivan Nikitin and Andrei Matveyev, the greatest portraitists and leaders of the secular Russian art of this time. Genre of portrait of the middle and second part of XVIII century is presented by such artists as Ivan Vishyakov, Alexey Antropov, Ivan Argunov, Fyodor Rokotov.

Russian Art of the First Half of the XIX Century

Russian Art of the First Half of the XIX Century

Permanent exhibition

The exhibition shows masterpieces representing the variety of trends in the Russian art of the time (classicism, romantism and beginning in the second third of the XIX century realism). The works by academic school masters are also widely represented: the canvases by Karl Brullov (the famous «The Last Days of Pompeii», religious compositions and portraits of the artist’s contemporaries), historical paintings by Grigory Ugryumov, Alexander Ivanov, Alexey Egorov, Fyodor Bruni.

New Acquisitions. 1998-2014

New Acquisitions. 1998-2014

22 july 2015—31 october 2015

The exhibition includes the pieces of art that fulfilled the collection of the State Russian museum in 1998 (the last exhibition of the new acquisitions) - 2014. In this period the museum was able to purchase more than 2 000 objects of different genres and trends among which there are plenty of masterpieces. At the same time the main source of fulfilling the collection were the numerous and lavish gifts which presented to the museum over 12 000 pieces of art.

The People's War is On. 1941-1945

The People's War is On. 1941-1945

23 april 2015—6 july 2015

The main purpose of the exhibition devoted to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War is to show the facts of war through the eyes of its witnesses and participants in painting, graphic works and sculpture that had been created during those years.

Serov. The Non-portraitist. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

Serov. The Non-portraitist. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

5 march 2015—8 june 2015

The State Russian Museum holds a wonderful collection of portraits by Valentin Serov (1865-1911), many of which became classic of the Russian art at the turn of XXth century.

Mineral Study

Mineral Study

Permanent exhibition

On 26 May 2005 the Mineral Study in the Stroganov Palace was opened after restoration and recreation of interiors. The study was designed by Andrei Voronikhin in 1791-92. It was considered as one of the masterpieces of Russian architecture of the 18th century.

Konstantin Bogayevsky

Konstantin Bogayevsky

10 february—22 may 2023

This exhibition celebrates 150 years since the birth of Konstantin Fyodorovich Bogayevsky (1872–1943), one of the most prominent artists of Russia’s Silver Age. A pupil of Ivan Aivazovsky, Ivan Shishkin and Arkhip Kuindzhi, Bogayevsky graduated from the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1897, commencing his career at a crucial juncture in the history of Russian art.

Leonid Kolibaba. Sculpture and Drawings

Leonid Kolibaba. Sculpture and Drawings

16 september 2022—23 january 2023

This exhibition will acquaint visitors with the work of Leonid Kolibaba, a renowned St. Petersburg-based sculptor, graphic artist and educator, and member of the Ozerki Artists’ Village informal art group.

Ostroumova-Lebedeva, Artist and Art Collector

Ostroumova-Lebedeva, Artist and Art Collector

25 august 2016—7 november 2016

The exhibition forms part of the project dedicated to the private art collections that arrived to the Russian museum in various periods and constitute its treasury.
In 1916 the museum acquired the first nine works by Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva, whose oeuvre reflects the revival and flourishing of etching in the early XX century Russian art.

Sylvester Schedrin and School of Posillipo. To the 225th Anniversary of the Artist

Sylvester Schedrin and School of Posillipo. To the 225th Anniversary of the Artist

11 august 2016—7 november 2016

Silvester Schedrin (1791–1830) is a prominent master of Russian landscape of romanticism epoch. He was one of the first masters who started making landscapes directly from nature, reflecting the vision of the air and light and the idea of the unity of man and nature.

Stepan Erzia. 1876-1959

Stepan Erzia. 1876-1959

15 june 2016—8 august 2016

Erzia is a pseudonym of the prominent Russian sculptor of the first half of XX century Stepan Dmitrievich Nefyodov, taken from the name of his native ethnic group, the Erzya Mordvins.

Natalia Zemlyanaya. World Creation. Painting and Graphic Art

Natalia Zemlyanaya. World Creation. Painting and Graphic Art

16 february—10 april 2023

St Petersburg artist Natalia Zemlyanaya’s solo exhibition features approximately 80 of her paintings and pastels from the 1990s and 2000s.

Evgeny Romashko

Evgeny Romashko

25 november 2022—30 january 2023

This exhibition of works by People’s Artist of the Russian Federation and Head of the Academic Painting Faculty of the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Art and Industry Evgeny Romashko is timed to coincide with the artist’s 60th birthday. Approximately 70 works of his from over the years will be displayed.

Igor Tcholaria. Taming the Chaos

Igor Tcholaria. Taming the Chaos

23 september 2022—13 november 2022

Taming the Chaos, a solo exhibition of the work of Igor Tcholaria, numbers some 60 paintings, graphic artworks and sculptures. Igor Tcholaria was born in Abkhazia, which stretches along the coast of the Black Sea. He received his basic grounding in art at the Sukhumi Art School, and subsequently continued his education in Leningrad, at the Vera Mukhina School and the Academy of Arts.

"Byzantine Routes" Photo Exhibition

"Byzantine Routes" Photo Exhibition

3 october 2014—2 november 2014

On the 4th of October 2014 "Byzantine routes" photo exhibition was opened in Coffee House by the АСЕВ Association and the "Metropoli" Cultural Foundation with the support of the State Russian Museum.

Russia through the train window

Russia through the train window

9 june 2014—28 june 2014

The exhibition «Russia through the Train Window» is a joint project by JSC Russian Railways and the Russian photographer Anton Lange. The aim is to show modern-day Russia through the camera lens of a photographer traveling by rail across this vast country.

Alexander Benois di Stetto. Genevan Period

Alexander Benois di Stetto. Genevan Period

11 september 2006—5 october 2006

The Russian Museum presents the exhibition of the works by Alexander Benois di Stetto.

Modern exhibition of Cabin of Peter the Great

Modern exhibition of Cabin of Peter the Great

Permanent exhibition

Modern exhibition of the museum comprises items dating back to Peter I’s time, including memorial paraphernalia, such as: red broadcloth uniform, an oriental cane, a model of Peter I’s hand based on an imprint made at Lipetsk foundry in 1707, a wherry, and Peter’s armchair.

Mikhailovsky Garden

CLOSE TO NOT. VLADIMIR TARASOV AND SARAH FLOHR. SOUND INSTALLATION

16 june 2005—24 july 2005

The installation of the Lithuanian musician Vladimir Tarasov and the American artist Sarah Flohr will be shown in the Mikhailovsky Garden of the State Russian Museum on 16 June.

The “Inner Book” of the G. A. V. Traugot Brothers

The “Inner Book” of the G. A. V. Traugot Brothers

14 january 2022—12 february 2022

The creative tandem of brothers Alexander and Valery Traugot does not need a special introduction. It became a truly significant phenomenon in the artistic life of post-war Leningrad, and a huge number of book illustrations signed with the memorable triple initial “G.A.V.” together represents one of the brightest pages in the history of the Soviet post-war art of the book.

The high technology interactive exposition "Our Romantic Emperor"

The high technology interactive exposition "Our Romantic Emperor"

25 march 2017—31 december 2017

The high technology interactive exposition "Our Romantic Emperor" located on three floors of the Western Pavilion of St. Michael's Castle is devoted to Paul I, the author and owner of the ensemble of St. Michael's Castle.

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