THE STROGANOVS: PALACES AND COLLECTIONS OF THE RUSSIAN ARISTOCRATIC FAMILY
From February 17 to September 30, 2000
On the exhibition are demonstrated about 200 works of art as well as historical documents that present various art collections of the Stroganovs family. The exposition includes icons of the so called Stroganovs School and the unique Tsarevich Dmitry ?? of the 17th century as well as paintings of the 18th - 19th centuries from the Russian Museum collection. Among them are the Portrait of Count A. Stroganov by A. Varnek, Portrait of Duchess E. Saltykova, nee Countess Stroganova by K. Bryllov.
From April 14 to September 14, 2000
KANDINSKY, SCHOENBERG AND RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE
From March 8 to September, 2000
Vienna, Arnold Schonberg Fund Hall
The exhibition presents works by wonderful Austrian composer and artist Arnold Schonberg in context of connections with Russian artists work such as V. Kandinsky, K. Malevich, P. Filonov, N. Kul'bin, M. Matyushin and other masters of Russian Avant-garde. The exposition includes more than 50 paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Russian Museum collection as well as manuscripts, letters and other materials from the museum archive.
FOR THE SAKE OF LIFE ON EARTH
From 28 April 2000
Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow
The exhibition contains over 170 works of painting, sculpture and graphic art from the collection of the Russian Museum.
This is the first time that the Russian Museum has offered the people of Moscow such a broad retrospective of works created during and after the Second World War. The exhibits trace the events of the Nazi invasion of Russia and the ultimate victory in 1945. Among works on display are a graphic series by Pakhomov, the Leningrad under Siege sculptural chronicle, Burnt by the Fire of War (a series of canvases by Korzhev), Simun's sculptural composition The Road of Life and paintings by Ugarov, Moiseyenko, Mylnikov and Yeremin.
The show also includes a portrait gallery of the participants, from the common soldier up to the marshals of the Soviet Union. The creators of some of these portraits - Neprintsev, Anikushin and Tsvetkov - themselves saw action in the war. War-time drawings and posters constitute a special section at the exhibition.
THE ART AND THE HOLY SACRAMENT
Chef-d'oevres of The State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg
From April 9 to June 25, 2000
KAZIMIR MALEVICH'S LATE PERIOD.
From February 20 to May 21, 2000
The first monographic exhibition of Kazimir Malevich's later oeuvre (1920s--1935). The show is based on the recent academic discoveries of the Russian Museum, permitting many of the artist's works to be redated. The exhibition consists of paintings, graphic art and two architectons and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.
Painting of the Romanticism epoch
From March 28 to the end of April, 2000
The House of Nashokin gallery. Moscow
In the exposition were presented both well known artworks by the best masters of national painting school and those that have never been exhibited in Moscow museums and were rarely shown in the Russian museum itself.
Art of the first half of the 19th century still preserves subtle fascination and attractiveness. Concept of Romanticism and romantic arouse true interest and define the character of perceiving art of the whole epoch that was full of variety of stylistic searches and contradiction.
Almost all the outstanding masters of the first half of the 19th century studied in the Emperors' Academy of Art where they were trained on the classical aesthetics' principles. But many of them realized in their life and art different artistic lines. They have gone down in history of Russian art as Romanticism artists - these are Orest Kiprensky, Karl Bryllov, Silvestr Schedrin and Maxim Vorobyov. Other artists - like Alexei Yegorov, Fyodor Bruni - still followed academic art though the whole row of their works could be regarded in the course of Romanticism tendencies. More than 50 canvases exhibited in the House of Nashokin gallery showed to audience the works of Russian painters in the new light.
Mysterious treasures of Russian art. Russian museum of St.Petersburg in San Marino
The exhibition was outstanding by its scope and the level of the works presented. It was devoted to acquaint the Western audience with all the basic development stages of the Russian fine art from icons to avant-garde of the beginning of the century as well as the masterpieces of the 20th century.
From September 11th, 1999 to January 2000
Exposition halls of Santa Chiara monastery, San Marino
The exposition contained the works by A.Venezianov, G.Semiradski, P.Fedotov, I.Aivazovski, I.Kramskoi, I.Levitan, M.Vrubel', N.Goncharova, M.Larionov, A.Lentulov. Together with the painting works a great collection of decorative and applied art as well as folk art was presented.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
From May 15th to August 15th 1999
On the exhibition were demonstrated more than 60 paintings as well as collages and objects that presented the works of
Russian avant-garde artists. Sizeable part of the exposition was occupied with the famous suprematism founder K. Malevich's
works. Next to them were shown the works by close to his circle cubists-futurists L. Popova, N. Udaltsova, I. Puni. Here
were also presented the works by P. Filonov, A. Rodchenko, V. Kandinsky, M. Larionov, N. Goncharova etc.
Kasimir Malevich and the Museum of Artistic Culture
The Barbican Gallery, London
From April 29th to June 27th 1999
For the first time the collection of works by Russian avant-garde masters was introduced to Western audience. In 1920ies it was a part of the Museum of Artistic Culture large collection. In the exposition were presented the works by P. Filonov, K. Malevich, V. Kandinsky, M. Larionov, N. Goncharova, P. Konchalovsky, I. Mashkov, R. Falk, A. Kuprin, V. Tatlin etc. In total there were exhibited 65 paintings and 50 drawings from the Russian Museum funds.