Cultural events in Russia and abroad
The Novgorod Regional Research Library is holding two exhibitions marking the centenary of the birth of writer Daniil Granin, laureate of the National Award, Hero of Socialist Labour, veteran of the Great Patriotic War, holder of many orders and medals, and writer of modern classics. Both exhibitions are dedicated to the writer’s life and oeuvre. They will be open until January 30, 2019.
A new exhibition “Christ in the Dungeon” was staged on January 16, 2019 in the Manege Central Exhibition Hall. The display presents religious wooden sculptures on loan from fourteen museums of Russia. Orthodox church wooden sculpture is a major phenomenon in Russian art. Along with icons and works of decorative and applied art, it was part of artistic ensembles of churches and chapels.