The Mikhailovsky Castle exhibits a series of genuine decorative park sculpture of the beginning of the 18th century from the Summer Garden, purchased at the direction of Peter I in Venice and Rome. Made of Carrara marble, these works of Italian masters had been decorating the Summer Garden for almost three centuries, until in 2009 they were moved from the open air to the halls of the Mikhailovsky Castle in order to be preserved. In the alleys of the Summer Garden exact copies made of modern materials were placed instead.
The exposition demonstrates the core of the Peter's collection for the first time in many years. Among the sculptures are embodiments of various allegories: the military victories, the founding of St. Petersburg, the virtues of the monarch, along with the images of ancient gods, nymphs, characters of ancient myths and fortune tellers – sibyls, as well as marble portraits of heroes and famous historical figures.
The exposition retains the main idea of the original set of the Petrine era: the sculptures are united in series and pairs, replicating their historical arrangement in the Summer Garden, which allows presenting the thoughtful selection of works in the collection, the semantic interconnectedness of their subject matters. The exhibition includes various types of plastic images - busts, life-size round sculptures, as well as famous sculptural groups, among which is one of the most valuable works of the collection - "Cupid and Psyche" - a wonderful work by the master from the school of Lorenzo Bernini, the great Italian sculptor and architect.
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—19 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.
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