The work of Leonid Vladimirovich Sherwood, a notable Russian and Soviet sculptor who was active in the first half of the 20th century, has only been featured in a solo exhibition once, at the State Russian Museum in 1952, two years prior to his death. The time seems ripe for a new exhibition focused exclusively on Sherwood’s art. Some of the highlights of his pre-1917 work are the inspired sculpted portrait of Alexander Pushkin (1902), a design for Gleb Uspensky’s gravestone (1909), and a memorial to Navy Admiral Stepan Makarov in Kronstadt. Sherwood contributed to Soviet monumental propaganda with his homages to writers Alexander Radishchev and Alexander Herzen while continuing his work in portraiture and memorial statuary, sculpting busts of Anatoly Lunacharsky, Pyotr Voikov, and Joseph Stalin. Sherwood’s monumental statue The Sentry became a signature symbol of Socialist Realism in sculpture.
In this exhibition, artworks from the holdings of the Russian Museum are joined by borrowings from other museums and private collections, and augmented with abundant documentary material and photographs of Leonid Sherwood’s monumental sculptures, including some that have been irretrievably lost. 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.
9 june 2022—9 august 2022
The exhibition “30 paintings from the life of Peter the Great” is taking place on the Field of Mars in Saint Petersburg. The project is a reconstruction of an exhibit that was held 150 years ago at the same location and is dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the first Russian emperor. Fourteen original paintings from the 1872 exhibition were discovered in the State Russian Museum’s funds. They were digitally restored and will be exhibited in the form of outstanding quality canvas prints. The honour to fill the gaps and create modern interpretations of the same historical subjects was granted to the students, alumni and professors of Saint-Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts.
27 september 2019—1 march 2020
An exhibition held at the Malaga Branch of the Russian Museum presents more than seventy paintings by Nicholas Roerich, dedicated to the influence of culture on religion and vice-versa, and reflecting the spiritual quest of the artist.
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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