On the evening of 11 September in the exhibition hall of the Russian Orthodox religious and cultural center on the Quai Branly in Paris held a solemn opening of the exhibition on the Russian North, the website of the Korsun diocese. “Pilgrimage of the soul. Unknown Russia” is the name of the exhibition, which is an exhibition of paintings, unique vintage Russian folk costume and folk art from the collection of honored artist of Russia, academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, art historian and collector of Russian art Ivan Glazunov.
This evening in the exhibition halls gathered famous French cultural figures, representatives of administration of the Central 7th arrondissement, guide the Spiritual and cultural center, public figures, representatives of Russian emigration, the clergy of the Parisian churches of the diocese of Korsun, journalists, Parisians and guests of the French capital, interested in Russian culture and history, friends and fans of Ivan Glazunov.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition started with an opening address Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in France Alexey Yuryevich Meshkov, which, among other things, noted the high level of organization and expressed confidence that the exhibition will arouse considerable interest among the French public. Then with a salutatory word to participants addressed the Bishop Nestor of Korsun. The Archbishop thanked the couple Glazunov provided a unique opportunity to introduce visitors Center receding into the past facets of Russian culture and history. Then the word was given to artist and collector of Russian art Ivan Ilyich Glazunov, who thanked the host country for the reception of the exhibition, told about the theme of the exhibition, as well as how going collection, part of which is now exhibited in the halls.
The organizers of the exhibition make myself a collector of I. I. Glazunov, Korsun diocese and the Association of “Culture”.
The exhibition will take visitors till the 7th of October (daily from 14.00 to 19.00, except Monday).