“The Collective of Masters of Analytical Art. The School of Filonov” existed from the summer of 1925 until the master’s death in December 1941. The school’s work was based on ...
The exhibition From Orest Kiprensky to Pavel Fedotov, introduces viewers to some of the finest e...
This grandiose exhibition of the celebrated painter Vasily Surikov (1848–1916) is timed to coincide with the 175th anniversary of his b...
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.
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.
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.
12 November 2004—14 February 2005
The World of Paper Money exhibition is the first ever exhibition in the Russian Museum devoted to the history of currency in Russia.
29 October 2004—25 March 2005
The exhibition introduces works by Russian and European artists who worked in Russia.
14 October 2004—15 November 2004
The exhibition presents Waldemars Matvejs' paintings from the collection of the Latvian State Art Museum, modern prints made from the artist's negatives, works by his professors from the Petersburg Academy of Arts, members of the Union of Youth association, and documents from the manuscript department of the State Russian Museum, covering the master's life and work.
3 February 2016—31 May 2016
It is more than two centuries that the territory of the Crimean peninsula forms part of the historical and cultural heritage of Russia. The main interest to Crimea evolved in 1880-s with the works of Russian photographers.
23 December 2015—25 January 2016
Exhibition of Vladimir Pavlovich Makarov (1938-2014), dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of Russian monks on Mount Athos, is designed to acquaint visitors with the spiritual search and service monk Ephraim - known restorer and icon painter, an artist from 1992 to 2014. residing in Greece and to connect his life with the Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery.
3 September 2015—7 December 2015
The exhibition presents the oeuvre of Andrei Bodrov - the contemporary graphic artist from Saint-Petersburg. The artist's works of various genres and themes including the image of contemporary city, nature, the world of objects that surround us were shown earlier at the artist's personal exhibitions in Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Ufa, Rybinsk and other cities in Russia and overseas.
14 July—11 September 2023
The current exhibition showcases some 70 artworks by Ivan Godlevsky from the private collection of Vladimir Kaplunov. The artist’s graphic works are on show for the first time ever.
13 April—3 July 2023
Initiated to coincide with 152 years since the artist’s birth, this exhibition follows extensive research undertaken to elaborate on certain aspects of Leonid Sherwood’s artistic biography and reconstruct the history and destinies of many of his works.
2 March—12 June 2023
This exhibition spotlights the work of Malevich’s closest pupils and associates Ilya Chashnik (1902–1929) and Nikolai Suetin (1897–1954), and follows on the heels of the first two exhibitions of works from the Leporskaya archive, which featured previously unknown drawings by Kazimir Malevich and works by Leporskaya herself. It represents the final stage in the processing and study of the Russian Museum’s Leporskaya Archive.
21 November 2019—14 January 2020
The exhibition of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Nikolai Rybakov presents more than 70 works: paintings, graphic works, and enamels.
18 November 2019—24 November 2019
Bulat Galeyev. Space Sonata (Video version with a living actor), 1986
14 November 2019—7 January 2020
The exhibition presents the works by a famous St. Petersburg sculptor Dmitry Kaminker made in bronze, stone, wood, plaster or paper.
30 June—4 September 2023
Tea drinking as a symbol of cosiness, the family hearth and friendly communication has existed in Russia and Turkey for hundreds of years. Part of the tea traditions common to both countries is the custom of gathering together with family and friends at the tea table in the garden or outdoors in nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.
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