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BOGORODSKAYA TOY OF THE XIX – XX CENTURIES

13 August 2008—20 October 2008

Circa 200 exhibits from XIX to XXI century from the Russian Museum Collection, Museum of Bogorodskaya factory of art carving, museum of Bogorodskaya artistic and industrial school and private collection are presented on the ‘Bogorodskaya Toy’ exhibition.

From the XIX century the Bogorodskaya toy and sculpture were presented on the exhibitions constantly and from that period of time they became popular. The toy mainly had a secular character. The Bogorodskaya toy was close to aesthetics of cheap popular prints, lithography and folk art theatre. Figures of hard-working men and good-natured bears in fairy tails carved from wood reflect nation’s character and soul. Simple movement mechanisms increase the special liveliness.

The events in social life, replacement of tsar’s persons and wars enlarged the tiny peace of Bogorodskaya toy by various characters for all tastes.

In spite of commercial demand, that doesn’t coincided with the creative criterions of folk art, now the uniqueness of trade of Bogorodskoye are kept mainly in renowned carved traditional toys.

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“He Conquered Both Time and Space...” 225th Anniversary of Alexander Pushkin’s Birth

“He Conquered Both Time and Space...” 225th Anniversary of Alexander Pushkin’s Birth

7 June—9 December 2024

This is the first ever large-scale exhibition held in the Russian Museum to address the genius of Russian and world culture, whose anniversary will be an international event. The museum rich depositories enable to characterize the oeuvre of the great writer most fully and diversely and to reconstruct the cultural and historical background, which witnessed the formation and heyday of Pushkin’s unique talent.

Military Parades: Porcelain and Watercolour

Military Parades: Porcelain and Watercolour

15 December 2023—13 May 2024

The exhibition is dedicated to a hundred-year-old tradition of producing decorative “military plates” depicting imperial army uniforms. Besides plates, the exhibition includes drawings and lithographs that served as sources or preliminary studies for paintings by such famous artists of the “uniform” genre.

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