Cultural events in Russia and the world
On November 20, 2018 the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is presenting the exhibition “Picasso & Khokhlova”, which is co-organized by the National Picasso Museum in Paris and the Almine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso Foundation for Art (FABA) in Madrid. In the spotlight is Olga Khokhlova, Picasso’s first wife. Paintings by the artist, photos, letters, and personal items from Picasso’s family archives shed light on the love story of the Spanish artist and Russian dancer. Along with famous pieces, the exhibition will showcase art works that have never before gone on display in Russia.
The exhibition “Neapolitan Composers at the Court of Catherine II. Giovanni Paisiello (1741-1816) and Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801)” is mounted at the Hermitage Theatre Foyer (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg). The exhibition is timed to coincide with St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum and Days of Russia in Italy 2018.
On November 19, 2018 the Novgorod Regional Library Art Department is opening “The Eternal Flame” photo exhibition. On display are works of Alexander Ivanovich Orlov, famous Novgorod journalist, member of “Novgorod Society of Antiquity Lovers”. The exhibition highlights a high price paid for the Victory. It presents emotional human stories about searching for relatives, discoveries of “Dolina” expedition, to name just a few. All photographs feature author’s detailed commentary. The photo exhibition will run until February 25, 2019.
The exhibition “Pilgrimage of Russian Art. From Dionysius to Malevich” is opening on November 19, 2018 in the Vatican Museums (Braccio di Carlo Magno in the gallery of Bernini's colonnade in St. Peter’s Basilica). The exhibition is presenting masterpieces from the Tretyakov gallery and other Russian Museums.
The National Library of Russia Maps Department (St. Petersburg) has prepared the final part of the exhibition “Maps and Plans of Wars of the Russian Empire in the 18th century”: The Russo-Turkish Wars (1686–1700, 1735-1739, 1768-1774, 1787-1791), which is a part of “Russia on Maps” electronic project
The A. S. Pushkin Saratov Regional Library for Children and Young Adults has acquired a travelling exhibition “Murzilka” Artists”, which marks 95th anniversary of this famous and beloved magazine for children. The exhibition, which is a gift of “Murzilka” magazine editorial staff, opened on November 13 in the library’s conference hall.
A new exhibition “Revived from Ashes. Masterpieces of Pompeii and Herculaneum” from the collections of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli) and the Archaeological Park of Pompeii (Parco Archeologico di Pompei), Italy was mounted on November 17 in the Roman Courtyard of the New Hermitage (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg). The exhibition will be open until March 24, 2019.