Dear guests! Note, that during summer season on Tuesdays the Museum Park, Polenov’s Dacha (exhibition “Cimmeria of Maximilian Voloshin”) and Studio (Exhibition of works by Mikhail Vrubel) are open. On Mondays the Museum Park is open only.



Dear guests! From May 12, 2017 the Museum works according to the summer shedule: expositions are open from 10.00 till 18.00, on Saturdays - from 10.00 till 20.00, park is open till 21.00.


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".





Announcement! Plein-Air at Abramtsevo



July 22, 2017 an open-air event “Plein-Air 2017” will be held at the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”.

The event begins at 11:00 a.m. It will be interesting for everybody! We look forward you in our Museum!

Entrance price – 500 rubles.

July 22, 2017 visiting of the Museum-Reserve is possible only as a part of this event.



The Relic Returned to Abramtsevo


July 4, 2017 after many years of restoration the painting “Landscape”, believed to be in Gustave Courbet’s own hand, was delivered at Abramtsevo. This work belonged to the collection of the owner of Abramtsevo Artistic Circle Savva Mamontov.

Before the process of restoration the painting was on the verge of extinction. In view of the difficulty of restoration works and large size (178x227 cm), the painting was sent for restoration to the Igor Grabar All-Russia Art Research and Restoration Centre. The complex and painstaking work for it recovery took several years. True, after the tragic fire in Grabar centre in July 2010, all work started from scratch.

As the result after the 10th year restoration, the painting returns to Abramtsevo. Many thanks to wonderful masters of Grabar centre (restorer S.A. Levaev, manager N.S. Koshkina)!










Seminar of Literary Museums at Abramtsevo



June 19-20, 2017 a seminar of the directors of Russian literary museums named after N.V. Shalakhova “Literary and memorial museums in the 19th century. Traditions and novations” and the 12th conference of Association of Pushkin’s Museums were held at Abramtsevo .

The participants of the event had a trip to the historical sites of memory in Abramtsevo and its vicinities, were near Alyonushkin pond in Akhtyrka, where Viktor Vasnetsov made the studies to his famous painting. In addition the group toured the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”, and finally a musical evening with participation of the soloist of Bolshoi Theatre Marat Gali and the honored artist of Russia Olga Guryakova was held in theatre hall of Manor house.

Moreover, the conference featured presentations and a round table on theme “The authenticity of literary and memorial space: fact-myth-fact”. The participants of the seminar visited cultural and educational center “Dubrava” named after an archpriest Alexander Men, his Memorial Complex, an exhibition “The Son of Man”, office of Father Alexander in his house and the temple complex in honour of St. Sergius of Radonezh. In Sergiev Posad they took guided tour in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra and visited the burial grounds of Maxim Grek and Ivan Aksakov. Then the conference continued at the Museum-Reserve "Muranovo Estate named after F. Tyutchev”.






Exhibition “Cimmeria of Maximilian Voloshin”



Exhibition period: June 10 – July 2017

Location: Polenov's Dacha


Exhibition “Cimmeria of Maximilian Voloshin” in the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” is an unprecedented case for its force, beauty, surprise and sensation. 150 museum items from the collections of the Voloshin Museum (Koktebel) and the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” are exhibited in Polenov’s Dacha. These paintings have never left the Museum of the poet and Abramtsevo museum. It is well-known that the occasion for this project is the 140th anniversary from the birth of Maximilian Voloshin. This exhibition is organized by the Historical-cultural, memorial Museum-Reserve “Cimmeria of M.A. Voloshin”, the Voloshin Museum, Abramtsevo State Historical, Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Crimean Republican branch of All-Russian creative public organization “Union of Artists of Russia”. Sponsored by VTB Bank.

Maximilian Voloshin (May 28, 1877 – November 8, 1932) was a Russian poet of Ukrainian-German origin. He was one of the significant representatives of the Symbolist movement in Russian culture and literature. He became famous as a poet and a critic of literature and the arts, being published in many contemporary magazines of the early 20th century, including Vesy, Zolotoye runo ('The Golden Fleece'), and Apollon. He was known for his brilliant translations of a number of French poetic and prose works into Russian.

Voloshin glorifies Cimmeria. His fascinating watercolors show hills, valleys with stones and wormwood fields, lunar landscapes with rocks and view on Karadag. An influence of the East it is possible to guess in stylistics of colored drawings. And this guess will be right. Poems had become his life’s work. Painting has become the desire of his soul.

Cimmeria of Maximilian Voloshin is not only his favored Koktebel with a lot of odd tuffets and precious jems, but also with its beautiful, horrible or fabulous myths. Moreover, it is also the Scythians, the Hellenes and the Genoese, Goths and the Slavs, whose history developed on these shores.

His watercolors are different. Here you have a feeling that time has frozen. They are contemplative and meditative; they show the face of the Earth and the soul of artist at the same time.

The exhibition presents works by Voloshin as an artist for different times: etchings of the Paris period, early tempera and Gouache, watercolors dated the 1920s. The visitor could look at a chiton and a staff of master, handicraft art objects from the House of a Poet, such as shelves, a сupboard, a casket. A death mask of Maximilian Voloshin, made by V.E. Zhukov and S.D. Merkulov, is presented at the exhibition also.

The exhibition runs till the end of July, 2017.










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