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Icon. Miracle of St. George and the Dragon. Second quarter of 15th c. Novgorod. Wood(two boards, two single-end dowels), tempera. 58.5х42х3
27 October 2011—5 February 2012

The exhibition devoted to the culture of Ancient Russia presents about 350 works of the 10th - 18th centuries from the collections of the 19 Russian museums, libraries and archives. The unique examples of icon-painting, jewelry art, needlework, applied arts, sculpture, the rare manuscripts, printed books and birch bark letters reveal the creative role of the Orthodoxy in the history of the Russian State. For the first time the masterpieces by the Russian masters are presented in the single expositional space that creates the impressionable, large-scaled and integrated picture of the Old Russian art from its sources till the epoch of Peter the Great. Among the most significant exhibits there are presented the fragment of the Ostromir Gospel that is the oldest surviving East Slavic Manuscript book, the Krater (chalice, intended for Eucharist vine) from Novgorod of the XI century, Icon of the Vladimir Mother of God of the time of Andrei Rublev, the Gospel of 1507, The Venerable Sergius of Radonezh shroud and the unique works of the European art.

The thematic sections of the exhibitions recreate the solemn and enlightened image of the Holy Russia and carry to modern viewer the eternal spiritual values and the ethical ideals of the Russian Orthodoxy culture.

The exhibition is organized on the initiative of Dmitry Medvedev, the President of the Russian Federation

Icon. Synaxis of Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Latter half of 13th c. Veliky Ustyug (?). Wood(four boards, two external dowels, two end dowels), pavoloka, tempera.165х118х3.3 Icon. Sts. John of the Ladder, George and Blaise.Latter half of 13th c. Novgorod. Wood (two boards, traces of the original end and external back dowels, later opposing dowels), pavoloka, tempera.108.7х67.5х3.4 Icon. Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica. Second quarter – mid 15th c. Pskov. Wood (pine, two boards, two full-length insert dowels), kovcheg, pavoloka, tempera. 87.8х66.8х3.6 Icon.St. Cyril of Belozersk, with his vita in twenty-one border scenes. Early 16th c. Dionysius and his workshop. Moscow. Wood (two pine boards, two opposing embedded dowels), kovcheg, pavolok. 150.5х116.7 Fragment of the Diadem. 12th c. Kiev. Gold, pearls, cloisonné.34x5.7x0.5 Icon. The Descent into Hell with Deesis and selected saints. Late 14th to mid-15th c. Pskov. Wood (two boards, two (later) full-length dowels), pavoloka , tempera 82х66х2.7

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The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

1 June—23 September 2024

This exhibition, unique in its scale, covers the period from the death of Peter the Great to the accession to the throne of his daughter Elizabeth Petrovna (1725–1742). The main events of the internal Russian life in the time of struggle for Peter the Great’s legacy shown on the material from the collections of 21 museums, including State Hermitage Museum, the State Historical Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of the History of St Petersburg, the Peterhof State Museum and Reserve, the Pavlovsk State Museum, the Arkhangelskoye State Museum and Reserve and others.

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

26 April—1 July 2024

Ivan Vishnyakov is one of the leading artist of the 18th century, portraitist, mural painter, restorer and teacher. However, not much of the artist’s vast legacy, the result of thirty years of untiring creative activity, has survived to the present day. All the more valuable are the ten surviving portraits in the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Vasily Tropinin and Moscow Artists of His Time, art museums in Tver and Rybinsk.

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