RUSSIAN CULTURE NEWS
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Edition N 198                                            February 5, 2002
Number of subscribers 1722                   issued from October 1997.
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1. Life in Photographic Frames
2. Sinai Icons of the 6-7th Century
3. Main Moscow Architects - D.N.Chechulin and A.V.Vlasov
4. The Treasures of Small Towns of Russia
5. Works by "Amaravella" artists
6. On the Occasion of the Decade of Changing of Name of Saint Petersburg
7. The Exhibition of Work by Microminiature-Painter A.I.Konenko


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Life in Photographic Frames
The State Historical Museum invites you to visit the exhibition "Life in
Frames". The peak of photo art in the second half of the 19th - beginning of
the 20th century gave birth to a new and special tendency in decorative
art - photographic frames design. Photographic pictures were penetrating to
interior more actively and sometimes they became the principle part of
interior decoration. The exhibition represents Morozov's private collection
of photographic frames. Among the exhibits there are works by V.Sokolov,
Levitan's learner (he worked in the earlies 1900th in Sergiev Posad),
A.Zinoviev (he was the head of Talashkinsky Art Studios in 1905-1907) and
others modern art masters. The frames are exhibited together with
photographs from the State Historical Museum. The exhibition is to last till
2 April.

The State Historical Museum
Addres: Moscow, 1/2, Red Square
Direction: metro stations 'Okhotny Ryad', 'Teatralnaya', 'Ploshchad
Revolutsii'
Phones: (095) 292-4019, 292-3731
URL: http://www.shm.ru
E-mail: shm@shm.ru


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Sinai Icons of the 6-7th Century
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts invites you to the exhibition "The 6-7th
Century Mount Sinai Icons From the Collection of Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko
Museum of Fine Arts, Kiev". The exhibition will last till 3 March, 2002. The
three represented icons are from the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Mount
Sinai. This Monastery in the course of time became a real treasury of
Christian art works. The 6th century icons are the most ancient examples of
icon art we have for the present moment. They were painted with molten wax
paintings on a wooden base primed with plaster. The usage of this technology
helped them remain in such a good condition.

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Addres: Moscow, 12, Ulitsa Volkchonka
Direction: metro station 'Kropotinskaya'
Phones: (095) 203-9578, 203-7998, 203-7412
URL: www.museum.ru/gmii
E-mail: finearts@gmii.museum.ru


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Main Moscow Architects - D.N.Chechulin and A.V.Vlasov
The Museum of Architecture invites you to visit two memorial exhibitions
devoted to the two main Moscow architects. "ARCHITECT CHECHULIN (On the
occasion of the centenary of the birth). The Design of the House of
Aeroflot". Dmitry Nikolaevich Chechulin belongs to the first generation of
the Soviet architects, he graduated from an architectural institute after
the revolution in 1917. Chechulin by his character was a remarkable
organizer and could sensibly interpret traditions but was not an innovator,
and in his architectural work he inclined to large-scale ensembles. And this
feature of his work made him a key figure in Moscow town-planning in
1930-40s. "ARCHITECT VLASOV (On the occasion of the centenary of the birth).
The Design of Komvuz". Alexander Vasilievich Vlasov was born in a family of
a forestry specialist. All his life he was fond of nature and dreamt to
create a work on decorative dendrology. In his work as an architect he was
notable for his ability to make buildings and ensemble blend with land and
nature surroundings. By the time he graduated from the institute, among his
colleagues he became remarkable as wonderful painter and art expert.

The State Reseach Museum of Architecture named after A.B.Schusev
Addres: Moscow, 5, Vozdvizshenka str.
Phones: (095) 290-0551, 291-2109, 291-3649
URL: www.muar.ru
E-mail: muar@isa.ru, SCHUSEV@MUAR.RU


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The Treasures of Small Towns of Russia
The Exhibition Hall of the All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature
Named After M.I.Rudomino represents the exhibition "Treasure of Small Towns
of Russia". Works of decorative arts and crafts from towns Puchezh, Shuya,
Yuzha, Pestiaki, Rodniki, Palekh are displayed on the exhibition. Also there
are works by pupils of children's centers of creative work. This exhibition
unites the towns - winners of the competition "The Strategy of Social and
Cultural Development" within the Program "Small Towns".

All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature Named After M.I.Rudomino
Addres: Moscow, 1, Nikoloyamskaja street
Phones: (095) 915-3517


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Works by "Amaravella" artists
The Theatre Gallery on Malaya Ordynka represents the exhibition
"Amaravella" - "Svet Nesuschaya", which displays the works of P.P.Fateev,
B.A.Smirnov-Rusetsky, A.P.Sardan, V.T.Chernovolenko. "Amaravella" group was
established by Petr Petrovich Fateev and Boris Alekseevich Smirnov-Rusetsky
in October, 1922. The main idea of "Amaravella" creative investigations was
man's liberation from the chains of the Earth's attraction and the cosmos
take-over through the inner evolution. Ideological and artistic credo of
"Amaravella" group was formed completely after the meeting N.K.Roerich and
E.I.Roerich. After dramatic events in political life of Russia in 1930-40s
when lives of all the members of the group were radically changed,
exhibition activity of "Amaravella" could be recommenced only in the 1960s.
At the present moment works by "Amaravella" artists are deposited in some
private collections, in the Museum of Cosmonautics, in the Museum of Art of
the Eastern People and also in many other museums of Russia. The exhibition
is to last till 28 February.

Theatrical gallery on Malaya Ordynka
Addres: Moscow, 9/1, Malaya Ordynka
Direction: "Tretiakovskaya" metro station
Phones: 951-1140, 953-1245


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On the Occasion of the Decade of Changing of Name of Saint Petersburg
The Rumiantsev Mansion invites you to the exhibition "Saint Petersburg on
the border of millenium. On the occasion of the decade of changing of name
of Saint Petersburg". In 1991 there was signed a decree about the returning
a historical name of Leningrad. Since that time 10 years have passed. And
the exhibition is devoted to that period of life of the city. The main part
of the exposition contains of original historical documents and photographs
from the collection of the State Museum of History of Saint Petersburg.
These are city playbills and posters, advertisements, food stubs and
price-lists, vouchers, etc. The exhibition and presentation are to be on 5
February at 4 p.m. in the Rumiantsev Mansion.

The Rumiantsev Palace. Exhibition "Leningrad during the reat Patriotic War"
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, 44, English Embankment
Direction: "Nevski prospekt" metro station
Phones: (812) 210-9065, 311-7544


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The Exhibition of Work by Microminiature-Painter A.I.Konenko
The exhibition "Wonders Under Microscope" by world famous
microminiature-painter A.I.Konenko has opened in the Art Museum of Altai
Region. The exhibits - heeled flea, 12 camels in an eye of a needle, three
small cars on a poppy seed, masterpieces of paintings as small as a pin
head - are amazing you by their proportions and professional work of the
artist. There are also more than 25 miniature books (the size of one of them
is less then 1 mm).

State Art Museum of Altai Region
Addres: Altai area, 88, Lenina pr., Barnaul
Phones: (3852) 22-3904
E-mail: muzei@ab.ru
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