From 4 to 25 November 2018, in the Moscow Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, within the XVII Church-Public Exhibition-Forum “Orthodox Russia - for the Day of National Unity”, the exposition “Treasures of Russian Museums” is unprecedented in scale.
Never before in the history of Russia, works of art from different parts of our vast country were shown in a single assembly: from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, from Khanty-Mansiysk to Feodosia and, of course, from Central Russia and the Volga region. Under the roof of the Manezh collected about 280 of the most significant exhibits from 50 museums in Russia.
The exhibition is striking not only geography, but also temporary coverage. Here works of several centuries: from the icons of the Rurik era to the twentieth century.
Indeed, the art collections of regional Russian museums are unique. Formed by the efforts of several generations of collectors, museum workers, artists and their heirs, they overcome stereotypical ideas about provincial museums.
The curatorial group of the project, which included art critics of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State ROSIZO Museum and Exhibition Center and experts of the Patriarchal Council on Culture, presented the history of Russian art in all its diversity, starting with icons and parsuns of the 17th century and ending as famous to the general public, the paintings of great artists, such as K. P. Bryullov, A. G. Venetsianov, O. A. Kiprensky, V. A. Tropinin, I. K. Aivazovsky, I. I. Levitas, who practically did not leave the limits of regional museums , Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, BM Kustodiev, I. Mashkov, AA Deineka, and many others.
The exhibition will be a significant event for the life of the capital. Art critics and art lovers are already showing interest in it.
The exposition for all age groups will be organized a rich excursion and educational program prepared by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the historical park "Russia - My Story", the State Tretyakov Gallery and GMMC "ROSIZO". A richly illustrated catalog is also published.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition is scheduled with the participation of President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.