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Dear guests! The Museum works according to the winter shedule: expositions are open from 10.00 am till 6.00 pm, on Mondays and Tuesdays the park is open only.

 

Dear guests! Note, that there are no banks, ATM or exchange offices on the territory of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. Please, take care of your cash money in advance.


 

Information about current exhibitions is in the section "Exhibitions".

 

 


 

Presentation of the Book “M. Mamontoff. The Forgotten Artist”

 

 

 

October 23, 2018 at 3.00 pm the presentation of the book “M. Mamontoff. The Forgotten Artist” will be held in Polenov's Dacha of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. It is written by the senior researcher of the Museum Andrey Gorodnyanskiy coauthored with Mikhail Nekrasov. It tells about a fate of an artist, his environment and creative life. Rare photos, archive documents, reproductions of his works are presented in the book.

 

 


 

The Day of Ivan Turgenev at the Museum

 

 

October 3, 2018 an event devoted to the 200th anniversary from the birth of the great Russian writer Ivan Turgenev took place in Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. The program included excursions, exhibition and literary performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Exhibition “Mikhail Mamontov. The Forgotten Artist”

 

 

Exhibition period: September 22 – October 21, 2018

Location: Polenov's Dacha

 

September 22, 2018 the exhibition “Mikhail Mamontov. The Forgotten Artist” was opened in Polenov's Dacha of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. Nephew of the owner of the Estate, brilliant Savva Mamontov, Mikhail Mamontov graduated Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, took lessons by such ace teachers and Alexander Kiselev and Vasiliy Polenov, was a close friend of Valentin Serov and Ilya Ostroukhov. In the 1900-1910s he was an active participant of art exhibitions “World of Art” and “Union of Russian Artists” in both capitals. Today his works are presented in many museums of Russia and Ukraine: in Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Vyatka, Abramtsevo, Rostov-on-Don, Odessa and Konotop, however his name was long-forgotten. Until recently there was no information about Mikhail Mamontov and his fate.

The research in Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, in the Department of Manuscripts of the State Tretyakov Gallery and in Central Archive of Federal Security Service gave an opportunity to learn about the life of this talented person and his tragic death. Exhibition presents 20 works by the artist from museum and private collections, most of which have never been exhibited. 9 (!) paintings and etudes were found in the family of descendants of a close friend of Mikhail Mamontov – Varvara Ziloti (Guchkova in marriage). One of these works (“Interior”) was found on a shelf of Moscow flat on a bad condition and it was restored. 2 picturesque paintings were found in St. Petersburg, in a family of grandnephew of the artist. Photos, archive documents, personal belongings of the artist (visiting card and several letters) are particularly valuable.

Presentation of an album “M. Mamontoff. The Forgotten Artist” will be held in one of working days of exhibition. The book is written by the senior researcher of the Museum Andrey Gorodnyanskiy coauthored with Mikhail Nekrasov. It tells about fate of artist, his environment and creative life. Rare photos, archive documents, reproductions of his works are presented in the book.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Exhibition "The Khotkovo School of Bone Carving"

 

 

Exhibition period: August 31 – September 30, 2018

Location: Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” (Kooperativnaya 23, Khotkovo, Sergiev Posad district, Moscow region)

 

August 31, 2018 an exhibition of bone carving works was opened in Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”.

A small town Khotkovo near Moscow is one of the youngest bone carving centres of Russia. This art craftwork was first appeared in Khotkovo in the end of the 1940s. The unique Abramtsevo art college trained artists and masters of bone carving from the first days. Nowdays it is known as Abramtsevo Artistic and Industrial College named after Viktor Vasnetsov. The artists, graduates of the College, use all known techniques of artistic processing of a bone brilliantly. And the best artists become teachers of the College. That is why the exhibition was named “The Khotkovo School of Bone Carving”.

At the exhibit it is possible to know almost everything about this amazing art. An exposition presents all areas and techniques of bone carving, such as openwork carving, the precious carving, entail carving, engraved carving, robust carving, light and translucent carving. Visitors can see works of today's carvers and teachers of Artistic College, masters of the Khotkovo manufacture of carved artistic items of the 1970-2000s from the collection of the Museum—Reserve “Abramtsevo”, and works of today's artists of the same manufacture from the collection of factory.

Our exhibition is coincided to the 100th anniversary of the Museum.

 

 

 

 

 


 

“Mikhail Vrubel. Mikhail Lermontov. Abramtsevo”

 

The opening of the exhibition “Vrubel. Lermontov. Abramtsevo” was held in the Museum-Reserve “Tarkhany”. This is a joint project of two museums - “Tarkhany” and “Abramtsevo”, presenting the creative intersections of two genius persons – an artist and a poet – Mikhail Vrubel and Mikhail Lermontov.

Exposition includes about 100 exhibits. From Abramtsevo there are some famous original sketches to the painting “The Demon Downcast” (1901), illustrations to Mikhail Lermontov's «The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov” by Mikhail Vrubel, photos of the participants of Abramtsevo (Mamontov's) artistic circle, in atmosphere of which a talent of Mikhail Vrubel was bloomed.

Some ceramic and sculptural illustrations by Vrubel to characters by Lermontov might seem surprising for visitors. This is a Sea King – the character from a poem “Gifts of Terek” and a Sea Princess from an eponymously-named work. There are some ceramic works by Vrubel from the collection of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” in the exhibition. These statues reflect the most important part of creativity of the artist – the ceramics, in which he put a great part of his soul and inspiration.

The exhibition runs till October 21, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 09:24