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The collection of drawings and watercolours made in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, some 100,000 works, is the largest and fullest in the world. In March 1898 the museum opened its first exhibition, showing drawings and water-colours presented by the Hermitage and the Academy of Arts.The collection was enlarged in the early 1910s by acquisitions from exhibitions, artists' studios and collectors. In the years following the revolution, works poured into the collection from palaces, mansions and leading collectors. Some 6,000 study drawings entered the museum from the Academy of Arts in the 1920s and early 1930s. The following years saw entire collections donated to the museum, as well as acquisitions of works made over various periods.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from 13 February to 12 June 2019.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from November 23, 2017 to March 26, 2018.
Multimedia program combines about 500 works of Russian artists who worked in Italy and of Italian masters who left their trace in Russian art, including those who contrib¬uted greatly to the architectural image of the Russian Museum palaces.
The Program includes works of artists from the collections of two museums - The Russian Museum and the Museum of Republic of Karelia, dedicated to "Kalevala". It includes annotations of the works and biographies of artists.
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Александр III и изобразительное искусство. Встреча с куратором выставки
П.Ю. Климов27 March 2020
"Выхолить русскую живопись, вычистить ее..."
И. А. Доронченков14 November 2019
Творчество И.Е. Репина: традиции и новаторство
С.В. Кривонденченков29 October 2019
Современное петербургское академическое изобразительное искусство. Традиции, состояние и тренды развития
С.М. Грачева07 October 2019
Lecture: "Konstantin Somov. To the 150th anniversary of the birth"
Е.В. Станкевич10 September 2019
Лекция "Акварели из бювара императрицы Александры Федоровны"
Н.Н. Соломатина16 April 2019
The exhibition “Nicolas I”. A meeting with the curator
Г. Н. Голдовский12 March 2019
Mikhail Sokolov. An Online lecture. The heritage of the artist in the collection of the Yaroslavl Art Museum28 February 2019
Лекция "Экспрессионизм: переход и погибель"
А.А. Курбановский29 November 2018
Russian Artists in China. Vera Kuznezova and Mikhail Kichigin. A Lecture from Yaroslavl18 October 2018
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Graphic art. A Lecture
Н.М. Козырева06 September 2018
Catherine the Great in Russia and Beyond. A Lecture
А.В. Прозорова27 February 2018
Léon Bakst. 1866-1924. A Lecture
Е.В. Станкевич19 April 2016
Peter the Great. His Time and Circle. A lecture
С.В. Моисеева16 February 2016
Лекция «Новые поступления в собрании Русского музея». Вторая часть
А. Б. Кибасов15 September 2015
Лекция «Новые поступления в собрании Русского музея». Первая часть
А.В. Прозорова08 September 2015
Лекция «Художники блокадного города»
С. С. Ершова28 April 2015