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Alexander Labas: Drawings and Watercolours from the Russian Museum Collection
Benois Wing

Alexander Labas: Drawings and Watercolours from the Russian Museum Collection

8 june—2 october 2023

Alexander Labas (1900–1983) was one of the founders of the Easel Painters’ Society (OST, 1925–1932), a gr...

Inspired by the Classics: Neoclassicism in Russia
Benois Wing

Inspired by the Classics: Neoclassicism in Russia

29 june—16 october 2023

This exhibition is dedicated to Russian Neoclassicism, an early 20th-century art trend that, alongside avant-garde, was influential in shaping Russia...

Timur Novikov’s Wedge. The New Academy of Fine Arts
St Michael’s Castle

Timur Novikov’s Wedge. The New Academy of Fine Arts

26 july—25 september 2023

This exhibition commemorates 65 years since the birth of Timur Novikov (1958–2002), artist and founder of two movements – New Artists in ...

Ancient Myth and the Modern World
Marble Palace

Ancient Myth and the Modern World

28 july—2 october 2023

The exhibition includes around 70 paintings and sculptures from the mid-20th century to the early 21st, taken from the Russian Museum collection and from artists’...

Stanislav Zhukovsky
Stroganov Palace

Stanislav Zhukovsky

25 august—23 october 2023

The name of Stanislav Zhukovsky (1875–1944) is inseparably connected with the flourishing of lyrical landscape in the Silver Age of Russian culture.

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Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings

Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings

6 october 2022—12 december 2022

Naum Mogilevsky was one of the most outstanding artists of the circle that gravitated around the great sculptor and artistic mentor Alexander Matveyev. And yet his work has received very little scholarly attention and is practically unknown to many art lovers. This exhibition, including approximately 30 sculptures and 40 drawings, invites the audience to rediscover a forgotten master and explore the many facets of his talent.

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.

Portrait of a Young Man in a Green Caftan by Ivan Nikitin

Portrait of a Young Man in a Green Caftan by Ivan Nikitin

1 september 2022—14 november 2022

When in 1897 the Emperor Alexander III Russian Museum received the painting Portrait of a Young Man in a Green Caftan (late 1720s – before August 8, 1732) as a donation from the art collection of Prince Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, it was deemed to be an early 18th-century painting by an anonymous artist. The remarkable portrait was later thought to have possibly come from the hand of Ivan Nikitin, but sufficient evidence to prove that came to light only as recently as the mid-2010s, in the findings of a multidisciplinary study and thorough restoration.

The Language of Animation in Contemporary Russian Art

The Language of Animation in Contemporary Russian Art

1 july 2022—29 august 2022

The language of animation ever more often is replacing the language of traditional figurative art. The exhibition showcases works by Russian artists from the end of the 20th century to the present day in three independent projects: Mechanicus, Animators, and Man the Circuit.

Boris Kustodiev and Mstislav Dobuzhinsky’s Paintings About Peter the Great for the Great City College House (1910–1911)

Boris Kustodiev and Mstislav Dobuzhinsky’s Paintings About Peter the Great for the Great City College House (1910–1911)

24 june 2022—22 august 2022

The exhibition dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the birth of the first Russian Emperor Peter the Great will feature works by B.M. Kustodiev and M.V. Dobuzhinsky, connected with the decoration of the Great City College House named after Peter the Great in St. Petersburg (1910-1911).

Russian Patchwork

Russian Patchwork

16 june 2022—22 august 2022

The main goal of the exhibition is to present the local features of patchwork in numerous centers of folk art in Russia and to show the original creative style of individual masters of the 20th century. The exhibition introduces the viewer to the truly folk patchwork, which was developed not in creative units and clubs, but in the villages and small towns of Russia.

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