Cultural events in Russia and abroad
On 20 March 2019, the exhibition “Pieter Brueghel the Younger. The Sermon of St John the Baptist. Conservation Completed” begins its run in the Menshikov Palace (St. Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum). The exhibition celebrates the completion of the restoration of this painting that has not been displayed for many years and is timed to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Nikolai Nikolayevich Nikulin, the long-time Keeper of Netherlandish and German painting in the State Hermitage.
The Mikhailovsky Palace, Hall No. 54 (The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg) presents a new exposition of historical paintings. Instead of the famous painting by I. Repin “Ceremonial Meeting of the State Council ...”, which is currently on display in the Tretyakov Gallery, visitors will have a chance to see pictures by artists of the 2nd half of the 19th century, which spotlight the history of pre-Petrine Russia. Earlier these works were rarely displayed as part of temporary exhibitions. Some milestones in the Russian history, depicted by P. Chistyakov, A. Litovchenko, A. Novoskoltsev, K. Makovsky and V. Vereshchagin are available for study within the museum’s permanent exposition.
A new exhibition “Izmailovo through the Eyes of an Artist” (Paintings by Viktor Matorin and Artistic Culture of Moscow of 17th-19th cc. Presented by Exhibits from the Museum-Reserve’s Collection) kicked off on March 6, 2019 in the Moscow State Integrated Museum-Reserve, the Palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, Small Exhibition Hall.
The Russian State Library’s Printed Music and Sound Recordings Department, Concert Hall (Moscow) presents an exhibition of printed music “Oh, Women, You are a Crown of Creation!”, which highlights the theme of spring, sun, love and beautiful women. On display are romances and plays from the collection of printed music and sound recordings, which have become a kind of a musical story about women’s life. The exhibition will be open until March 20.