December 23 – March 10, 2020 the Presidential Library is hosting the exhibition “Cimmeria by Maximilian Voloshin. 1920". Exhibits from the collection of the Voloshin House-Museum (House of the Poet) in Koktebel, which celebrated its 45th anniversary this year, are presented in St. Petersburg for the first time.
The exposition became one of the final events of this year, dedicated to the centenary of the end of the Civil War in Crimea and the exodus of the Russian Army and Black Sea Fleet from Crimea. The materials of the exhibition present visitors an important period in the life and career of Maximilian Voloshin, a prominent representative of the Silver Age, cultural figure, poet, translator and artist.
The events of 1917, stirring up Russia, also affected Maximilian Voloshin. His poetic creativity sounded in a new way, the talent of a publicist and lecturer was revealed. During the Civil War in Crimea, the poet tried to protect human lives and cultural values. Voloshin became an employee of the Feodosia section of the Crimean department for the protection of monuments of art and antiquity and a member of the All-Russian Union of Art Workers, advocated the creation of a People's University in the region. It was thanks to him that a number of monuments of the peninsula were preserved, including the House of the Poet.
The exhibition in the Presidential Library features over a hundred exhibits from the collection of the M. A. Voloshin House-Museum: paintings, photographs and archival documents, books and personal belongings of the poet including one of the most famous works of the artist - the painting "Koktebel" (the second name is "Heavenly Well"), which the author himself placed in the center of the Workshop - the focus of the House of the Poet.
Exhibition “Cimmeria by Maximilian Voloshin. 1920” has been organized by the Historical-Cultural, Memorial Museum-Reserve “Cimmeria by M. A. Voloshin” and the Presidential Library with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea. The general sponsor is VTB Bank, the partner is the M. Gorky Scientific Library of St. Petersburg State University.
To visit the exposition, please, first register by phone (812) 334-25-14 or send an email to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org.