In the framework of the exhibition-forum “Orthodox Russia – Day of national unity” will present a unique exhibition “Treasures of museums of Russia”


From 4 to 25 November 2018 in the Central exhibition hall “Manezh” within the framework of the XVII Church and society exhibition-forum “Orthodox Russia ― Day of national unity” presents an unprecedented in its scale exhibition “Treasures of museums of Russia”. Under the roof of the Arena collected about 280 of the most important artifacts from 50 museums in Russia.

Never in the history of Russia in a single meeting was not shown by works of art from different corners of our vast country, from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, from Khanty-Mansiysk to Feodosiya and, of course, from Central Russia and the Volga region.

The exhibition affects not only geography, but also temporary coverage. Here the works of several centuries: from the icons of the era of the Rurik dynasty to the twentieth century.

In preparation for the opening was a lot of work. Only one of the total length of the routes for the collection of works from regional museums to 145 040 km. a Lot of paintings especially for the exhibition in the Arena was renovated.

The main theme of the exhibition was the indestructible unity of the cultural space of the country. Works are not just talking about the huge creative potential, but also represent a huge educational and artistic Foundation.

Art collections the regional museums, unique. Formed by the efforts of several generations of collectors, Museum professionals, artists, and their heirs, they overcome stereotypes of provincial museums.

Curatorial team of the project, which included critics of the State Tretyakov gallery, the State Museum and exhibition center “ROSIZO” and the experts of the Patriarchal Council for culture, presents the history of Russian art in all its diversity, starting with icons and Parsuna of the XVII century and ending as known to the General public, and practically left the limits of regional museums with paintings of great artists such as K. Briullov, A. Venetsianov, O. A. Kiprensky, V. A. Tropinin, I. K. Aivazovsky, I. Levitan, I. E. Repin, V. A. Serov, B. M. Kustodiev, I. I. Mashkov, A. A. Deyneka and many others.

The exhibition presents all genres of painting: portrait (noble, bourgeois, peasant), landscape from North to South of Russia, city landscape, historical paintings. The diversity of names and works demonstrating a unique picture of the development of Russian art.


The exhibition will be a significant event for the city. Now it has attracted the interest of critics and art lovers.

In the framework of the exhibition for all age groups will be organized excursions and a rich educational program prepared by the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, historic “Russia ― My story”, the State Tretyakov gallery and gmvts “ROSIZO”. Also published a richly illustrated catalogue.

In 2019-2020, the cycle of exhibitions is planned to continue. Presents the exhibition, dedicated to Russian and Western European art.

The opening ceremony is planned with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.

The exhibition was prepared by the Patriarchal Council for culture with the support of the Moscow Government and the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation.

Organizers: the project “Russia ― My story”, the State Tretyakov gallery, gmvts “ROSIZO”.

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