Dear guests! In the May holidays, May 1, 6-9, 2017 the Museum-Reserve "Abramtsevo" works as usual. All expositions are open.



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Dear guests! Please note that in winter season from October 1, 2016 on Mondays and Tuesdays the Museum park is open.

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


Exhibition “Elena Prorokova. When Animation Was a Cartoon”



Exhibition period: April 29 – May 28, 2017

Location: Polenov's Dacha


Exhibition “Elena Prorokova. When animation was a cartoon” is the beginning of a new section “Our close neighbors”. Art designer and animation director Elena Prorokova spends every summer in her summerhouse at Abramtsevo. She takes a very active part in life of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. So, in 2015 together with her husband she made all artistic part of the project “Boris Prorokov. Flowers and Years”, which was devoted to the memory of the artist-warrior and graphic artist Boris Ivanovich Prorokov. Nobody’s left untouched: the Prorokovs have been able to organize the space in such a manner that it sharply hit on an indifference and apathy of everyone.

This exhibition is about animation. Looking through her working materials, Elena Prorokova understood: nothing ended, life of the cinema goes on, so let it sounds in a slightly unusual format of the museum exhibition. And … the idea of the project “When animation was a cartoon” was born.

In the 1980s Elena Prorokova shot “the female” movies (it is a credo of artist, although her colleagues consider works by Prorokova as “the male, strong” ones). In the end of the 1980s everything has changed. “New time – new songs”. Strict situation with studio: the state budget could not almost finance cinema production, searches of sponsors began, and everybody was striving to become a businessman and to make the commercial cinema. Elena Prorokova tried to save the studio from being totally crushed, she was an initiator of new projects and at the same time was shooting a new film “The Way Out” (the working version is “The Stream of Consciousness”). The artist remembered her childhood and thought about future. The present was too onerous. Now it is behind.

Elena Prorokova has worked at the “Soyuzmultfilm” film studio 29 years (1974-2003). As the director, Elena Prorokova made such animation films as “THE PREIST HAD A DOG” (1982), “ABOUT THE RIVER” (1983), “THE FOWLER” (1984), “THE TALE ABOUT THE STUPID HUSBAND” (1986), “FROM NINE TO SIX” (1987), “MIKKO - PAVLOVAS SON” (1989), “WELCOME TO THE XXITH CENTURY” (1993), “THE WAY OUT” (1982). As the art designer she has worked at the films “THE INHERITANCE OF THE MAGICIAN BAKHRAM” (1975), “THE LAST PETAL” (1977), “THE GATHERING OF MICE” (1978), “BRAVE NAZAR” (1981), “THE BUTTERFLY AND THE TIGER” (1978), “AT THE BACK SCHOOL-DESK” (1978), “RODAMUS QWERCKS DELUSION” (1983), “IVANUSHKO” (1991).

The exhibition presents sketches, storyboards, “the parts of technological chain”, search of character types, redrawings on celluloid, generally, all “kitchen” of working artistic process. Absolutely unique material, a kind of ‘vanishing scenery’ is possible to see there. Here is time and experience of that animation cinema that was a cartoon.

Of course, the work of our exhibition will be accompanied by the showing of cartoons.

The exhibition runs till May 28, 2017.



Day for the Remembrance of Savva Mamontov




April 6, 2017 is the commemoration day of the 99th anniversary of passing of the outstanding person, the founder of Abramtsevo Artistic circle and the owner of Abramtsevo estate Savva Mamontov. On that occasion the divine service took place in Abramtsevo Church of the Savior that was held by the archiepriest Boris Mozhaev.

Savva Mamontov (1841-1918) is a unique phenomenon in Russian history – industrialist, an eminent railway person, philanthropist… Viktor Vasnetsov wrote: “The God has endowed him liberally with many talents to develop the creativity in others”, people felt “an electrical stream that inspired everybody”.




Exhibition “Savva Mamontov. The Road. Nyandoma” at “Nyan’s House”


The local history center “Nyan’s House” opened the exhibition “Mamontov. The Road. Nyandoma”, devoted to the history of the Mamontovs family.

The member of guardian council of the local history center E.N. Simonova brought wide format images from the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”, opening an opportunity to enter a vanished world of happy residents of the famous estate. These photos tell a little known history of “the girl with peaches” Vera Mamontova, her brothers and the sister… Life of this family could be particularly interesting to the local citizens among of which there the name “mamons” is still existing, and in memory of their ancestors who built the railway road of Savva Mamontov. Moreover, Nyandoma town was founded due to the creation of the railway road built up by Savva Mamontov.









Exhibition “Vera Mamontova. Girl with Peaches”



Exhibition period: March 5 – May 10, 2017

Location: Cultural and educational center “Dubrava” (16, Parkovaya str., micro district Semkhoz, Sergiev Posad district)


March 5, 2017 the cultural and educational center “Dubrava” opened the exhibition “Vera Mamontova. Girl with Peaches”.

The exhibition presents photos from the collection of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. There you will see the first years of Vera’s life, moments of Manor’s life, her close circle – relatives, friends and famous artists.

The exhibition coincided with the 130th anniversary of the portrait “Girl with Peaches”. Entrance is free.







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