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Seafarer and Carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian Artistic Culture

Alexander von Kotzebue. The feat of Peter the Great in the storm. 1832. Oil on canvas. Russian museum. Fragment.
9 June 2022—8 August 2022

Peter I (1672–1725) is one of the brightest figures in Russian history, the founder of the Russian Empire, who significantly strengthened Russia's position in the international arena and expanded the country's borders. The activities of Peter the Great, the state transformations he carried out, and his very personality during the lifetime became the subject of artistic reflection, finding expression in the works of painting, graphics, and sculpture. Outstanding Russian painters, sculptors, draftsmen, engravers, masters of applied arts repeatedly addressed to the image of Peter and his deeds (I. K. Aivazovsky, M. M. Antokolsky, A. N. Benois, K. P. Bryullov, I. E. Repin , V. I. Surikov, V. A. Serov and many others).

The exhibition dedicated to the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great is a tribute to the memory of the emperor. It will allow to see how the image of Peter and the events associated with his biography were embodied in the Russian fine art during two centuries. The exposition will include about 150 works of the 18th - early 20th centuries from the collection of the Russian Museum, the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Historical Museum and from private collections.

The exhibition will possibly be extended. Information will be updated on the website and social media.

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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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