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Issue #216 (28.02.2003)
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Golden Warrior. Riches of Saksky Barrows
In the Main Foyer of the Armory there will be exhibition "Golden Warrior. Riches of Saksky Borrows". On display there are unique golden goods of the epoch of early nomads. They were found in Kazakhstan during archaeological dig. At the exhibition one can also see traditional jewelry of Kazakh masters taken from the funds of the Museum of Center of Culture of Kazakh Republic and of the Museum of Gold, Precious Metals of Kazakh Republic.
New Exposition Opened
In State Historical Museum the beginning of 2003 was marked by opening of new permanent exposition. On display there are monuments of history and culture of the 15-17th centuries. Materials, successively presented at the exhibition open the following subjects: culture of ancient Russia, cities and countryside, crafts and trade, Siberia, state government, Russian Orthodox Church, Russian culture and foreign policy of the 16-17th centuries.
The State Historical Museum
Moscow 1/2, Red Square
(095) 292-4019, 292-3731
Golden Map of Russia. Art of Vladimir Region
State Tretyakov Gallery, State Vladimiro-Suzdal Historical-Architectural and Arts Museum and Reserve present the 19th exhibition within the frameworks of the project "Golden Map of Russia" - "Art of Vladimir Region". At the exhibition you can see paintings, art glass works and lacquered miniatures of the 18-20th centuries.
The State Tretyakov Gallery
Moscow 10, Lavrushinskii Peryulok
(095) 951-1362, 238-1378

Water-Colours and Drawings of Artur Fonvizin
State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Private Collections present exhibition "Water-Colours and Drawing of Artur Fonvozin". Exhibits are taken from the collection of Pushkin Museum and artist's family. Artur Fonvizin (1882-1973) - painter, graphic artist, illustrator, portraitist, master of water-colours. Circus, theatre, female portrait - these themes play major part in the creative heritage of the artist.
Private Collections Museum
Moscow 14, Volhonka str.
(095) 203-9578, 203-1546

Way to Museum. Story of Collection
State Central Theatre Museum named after A.Bakhrushin invites you to visit the exhibition "Golden Cockerel" (Latest Receipts from France, gift from Alexander, Vasily Polenov's grandson). On display there are pieces of decorations, scenic costumes, theatre drawings of K.Korovin, stage properties of opera "Golden Cockerel", archives of G.Raisov, an opera singer and impresario.
A.A.Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum
(095) 953-4470, 953-3977

Seasons of Saint Petersburg Photos in Moscow
Moscow House of Photography and Institute of History of Material Culture of Russian Academy of Science are glad to present the exhibition "Saint Petersburg and Its Surroundings in Photographs of the 19th Century". The exhibition is carried out within the frameworks of the programme "Seasons of Saint Petersburg Photographs in Moscow". The programme consists of the three extensive exhibitions; it will acquaint Moscow with unknown old and new Saint Petersburg.
Grotesque in the Hermitage
Exhibition of works of applied art and weapons of the 16-17th centuries is held in the State Hermitage. The exhibition is dedicated to popular ornamental motive of the Renaissance - grotesque. Grotesque is a kind of free and amusing painting, it had been used by ancient people for decoration of piers where nothing but hovering items could match the area to be drawn on it. That's why various absurd and odd monsters born by nature and fantasies of ancient artists had been painted on the walls.
The State Hermitage
Saint-Peterburg 34-36, Dvortsovaya Nabarezhnaya
(812) 311-3601, 110-9604, 110-9601
Interior Exhibition "On the Threshold"
In White Hall of Russian Ethnography Museum there is exhibition "On the Threshold", which was included into the programme of the international festival "Interior Evolution" in Saint Petersburg. The exhibition is dedicated to doors and windows. One can see traditional methods of doors and windows decorations of people of European Russia, the Caucasus Region, Middle Asia, Siberia.
Russian Museum of Ethnography
Saint-Peterburg 4/1, Ulitsa Inzhenernaya
(812) 313-4421
Pastel Festival "Europastel"
State Museum of History of Saint-Petersburg invites you to visit pastel festival "Europastel". State Museum of History of Saint-Petersburg, the State Hermitage, Russian Academy of Art take part in exhibition part of the programme. Participation of such institutions lets us become acquaintance with works by contemporary pastel masters from different countries of the world and also let us see the outlook to pastel technique development in Europe and in Russia.
Petropavlovskaya Fortress - The State Museum of the History of St. Peterburg
Saint-Peterburg 3, Peter and Paul fortress
(812) 238-4540, 238-4511
Saint Petersburg in Anna Akhmatova's Period
Anna Akhmatova Museum in Fountain House present the exhibition telling us about Saint Petersburg in Anna Akhmatova's Epoch. On display there are paintings, drawings, autographs, memorial things, photos and books from the Museum's collection.
Museum of Anna Akhmatova in Fountain House
Saint-Peterburg 34, Fontanka emb.; 53, Liteyny Prospect
(812) 272-2211
Fyodor Oleynik. Dreams of Pavlovsk
The exhibition "Fyodor Oleynik. Dreams of Pavlovsk" was opened on 4 February in Rossi Library of Great Pavlovsky Palace. The exhibition acquaints us with a man whose name is not well known for public but whose contribution to Pavlovsk's lot can hardly be overestimated. After the war of 1941-1945 Fyodor Oleynik was chief architect of Great Pavlovsky Palace restoration. He had left enormous creative heritage which will be widely available for the first time.
State Museum and Estate "Pavlovsk"
Leningrad region 20, Revolutsii Ulitsa, Pavlovsk town
(812) 470-6536
Children's Album
State Museum and Reserve "Oranienbaum" invites you to visit the exhibition "Chldren's Album" which is held in Bolshoy Palace. The exhibition is like a kind of association game which is based on impressions from the music of "Children's Album" composed by Petr Chaikovsky about children and for children. The album consists of 24 original and bright piano pieces.
The State Museum and Reserve "Oranienbaum"
Leningrad region 48, Palace Pr., Lomonosov town (Oranienbaum)
(812) 422-3753, 423-1637

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