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Dear guests! From May 1, 2019 the Museum works according to the spring-summer time schedule.

 

Dear Guests, now you can pay the Museum visit via bank transfer through Sberbank-online.

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

 

 


 

Exhibition “The Bogatyr From Abramtsevo. To the 150th Anniversary From the Birth Of Andrey Mamontov (1869-1981)”

 

 

Exhibition period: May 24 – June 16, 2019

Location: Polenov's Dacha

 

From May 24 to June 16, 2019 an exhibition devoted to the 150th anniversary from the birth of the second son of the Mamontovs' family Andrey, will be held in Polenov's Dacha of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. The name of the exhibition “The Bogatyr from Abramtsevo” is explained by the history of painting “The Bogatyrs” by Viktor Vasnetsov, on which he has worked in Abramtsevo. It is known that the young Andrey Mamontov (surnamed by his family as Dryusha) posed for the youngest bogatyr Alyosha Popovich.

Andrey Mamontov has lived a short life – 21 years. He was born a weakly and infirm child, and factually Elizaveta Grigorievna thanks to her everyday attendance saved him. Precisely because Andrey she had to stay in Italy with her children during winter periods of time. Very early the talent of the artist was developed and he enrolled for the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, the department of Architecture, which he graduated from 1890. He together with his mother Elizaveta and the artist Elena Polenova factually was one of founders of joinery and pottery workshops in Abramtsevo.

Viktor Vasnetsov invited Andrey Mamontov after graduating from the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture to participate in the painting of St. Vladimir's Cathedral and tasked him with ornaments. The result had exceeded all expectations: Viktor Vasnetsov said, that there were “a lot of beauty and originality” in the work of young artist. Unfortunately, these ornaments were the only serious work by Andrey Mamontov. He had caught a strong chill in a cold cathedral, resulting in the serious kidney disease. They could not save him. Andrey Mamontov was buried in Abramtsevo, in the Chapel, designed by Viktor Vasnetsov, near the Church of the Savior. The chapel was decorated by ornaments based on sketches by Andrey Mamontov.

Despite his short life, he left the rich heritage. These are his numerous sketches, teaching drawings, that helped us to make this individual exhibition. The most of his works were kept in the vaults and have never been exhibited, but the jubilee gives the opportunity to look in the unknown pages of history of the Mamontov's (Abramtsevo) artistic circle.

 

 


 

Exhibition “The Round Table. The Faculty of Stage Design of GITIS”

 

 

Exhibition period: April 26 – May 19, 2019

Location: Polenov's Dacha

 

An exhibition presents creative works of students of the faculty of stage design of the largest in Europe Institute – GITIS (the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts). This is one of the leading educational theatre institutions in Russia with the oldest traditions, which at this time introduces visitors to its young artists. Exhibition is held as a part of the Year of Theatre in Russia and is aimed to promote the theatre art.

The modern Russian theatre presents many innovative projects, that can surprise any audience, where even the productions of famous classical works can be distinguished by their incisiveness, courage and ultimatism. In this regard, students of GITIS present us the examples of works, art quality of which combines both tradition and creative freedom. Here you can see that the world of theatre is a special kind of art, which a theatre artist creates.

It is not surprise at all that Abramtsevo became the place of exposition of such-like experimental creativity of the young generation. Surely, Abramtsevo is rich with its theatrical traditions. Thanks to Sergey Aksakov the first anniversary celebration in honour of his friend, the great actor Mikhail Shchepkin once was held. Celebrated today the Year of Theatre is intended to continue the work, which was began by Sergey Aksakov in Russia, hereby more raising and ennobling the fine work of the artist. And in the Abramtsevo Artistic Circle and Russian Private Opera by Savva Mamontov a new school of theatrical decoration and costume was born; the scenic revolution has been planned, which the native theatre experienced in the 20th century. Theatrical projects fully revealed the creative and organizational abilities of Savva Mamontov. He especially supported and developed young stage talents. And thanks to the Mamontov's Circle a talent of Feodor Chaliapin blossomed.

 

 

 


 

Exhibition “Falling Stars. Tatiana Selvinskaya and Her Students”

 

 

Exhibition period: March 29 – April 21, 2019

Location: Polenov's Dacha

 

In the Year of the Theatre the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” prepares some exhibition projects, one of which is named “Falling Stars. Tatiana Selvinskaya and Her Students”. It will be open on the March 29 at 4.00 p.m.

At the International Ceremony named by Konstantin Stanislavskiy to Tatiana Selvinskaya a theatrical designer Yuriy Kharikov said: “... Two mysterious words – Tata Selvinskaya. This sounds like a name of star.... In essence, Tatiana Ilinichna Selvinskaya is such person. She could not only an enormous talent in our theatrical culture, but for many years brought up the whole cast of remarkable artists – stars of native artists”.

“Falling Stars” is the exhibition of works by Tatiana Selvinskaya and her students, mainly theatrical designers.

About Tatiana Selvinskaya: was born in 1927 in the family of poet Ilya Selvinskiy. The student of Robert Falk, Alexander Tishler, Mikhail Kurilko. In the world of thatre she is a legend. Designed about 200 performances “from Odessa to Magadan”. Among her capital works, there are “Attractions” (the Lencom Theatre, 1966), “The Wolves and the Sheep” (the Pyotr Fomenko's Workshop Theatre, 1992), “Guilty Without Guilt” and “Cute Liar” (Academoc Theatre named after Evgeniy Vakhtangov, 1993, 1994), “Rich Brides”, “Polianna”, “The Princess of the Dream” (RAMT, 1994, 1995, 1996), “Maria Stuart”, “Catherine the Great”, “Mistress into Maid” (Ermolova Moscow Theatre, 1996, 1998), “Lady Shakespeare” (Nikindom, the first professional theatre, 2011) and others. Created a whole scenography trend, also as known as “The Selvinkaya School”).

The project involves the students of Selvinskaya: K. Shimanovskaya, A. Melik-Sarkisyan, T. Spasolomkaya, I. Shumilov, E. Senatova, I. Balashevich, A. Pligin, O. Vakulin, G. Golovchenko, A. Kislitsina, N. Marchenko, V. Smelkov, I. Chetverkov, O. Malyagina, M. Zotova, L. Evmeshkina, E. Kornilova, L. Chertova, N. Vasilieva. They are all theatrical designers and simply talented people, who found their development in painting thanks to Selvinskaya.

This is not surprising – she herself is a passionate easel and an original painter. Abramtsevo spectator remembers the exhibition of her works “The Games Over the Years”, which was held a year ago. Power of colour, imaginative dissimilarity misled public: “Is it the painting of 2017? Pardon! Does it really to paint in 90?”

Our exhibition presents sketches, layouts, theatrical decorations and easel works of the artists. Participants of the projects are 19. Correctly – 20 together with her, Iconic.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Exhibition “Two Snow Maidens”

 

 

Exhibition period: December 21, 2018 – March 10, 2019

Location: Polenov's Dacha

 

The exhibition introduces visitors to the history of a fairy-tale “The Snow Maiden” by Alexander Ostrovskiy which was performed by Savva Mamontov and Konstantin Stanislavskiy. First performances in the New Year days in 1882, in Moscow house of Savva Mamontov were designed by Viktor Vasnetsov; later on the basis of Vasnetsov's artistic design the opera by Nikolay Rimskiy-Korsakov was staged on the Russian Private Opera. In home performances Viktor Vasnetsov played a role of Ded Moroz (Father Frost). In 1900 visitors saw the play directed by Konstantin Stanislavskiy on the stage of the Moscow Art Theatre. Designer of the performance was Viktor Simov, formely working in Mamontov's theatre. This brings together two performances in one exhibition space.

Exhibition presents sketches of costumes and decorations by Viktor Vasnetsov for the performance by Savva Mamontov from the collection of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”, sketches by Viktor Simov fot the performance by Konstantin Stanislavskiy and photos. Moreover, some costumes, in which such prominent actors as Olga Knipper-Chekhova, Maria Andreeva, Maria Lilina, Vasiliy Kachalov and others were dressed, have been remarkably preserved. Costumes, theatre requisite – paddles, smoothers, boxes, horns – were brought from the northern villages by Konstantin Stanislavskiy in the end of the 19th century. These items are provided by the Museum of the Moscow Art Theatre. Objects from the collection of the Moscow Museum of Hunting and Fishing, such as stuffed birds and animals, which Stanislavskiy used in his performance in order to show the world of nature in which the Snow Maiden lived, give more color to the exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Violin Musical Performance in Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve 'Abramtsevo”

 

 

 

December 13, 2018 Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” invited guests to visit the concert of violin music. Young musicians, students of string branch of Moscow regional musical college named after Sergey Prokophiev enjoyed the listeners. They performed works of Russian and foreign composers of the 19th-20th centuries.

Before the concert an exhibition tour “By pencil, by Ink, by sanguine...” was held in the department.

 

 


 

CHRISTMAS GATHERINGS AT ABRAMTSEVO

 

 

 

Winter holidays! These words bring a lot of happy emotions and magic feelings! The Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” invited the visitors to immerse in the atmosphere of Christmas and winter charm of the famous residence outside Moscow. For our young visitors the Museum held a very interesting program including Christmas carols, Christmas tree, Christmas crib and funny entertainments. In the end there was a tea party.

 

 


 

Musical Concert at the Museum

 

December 2, 2018 a concert for violin was held in Theatrical hall of the Manor house of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. Music by Piotr Chaikovskiy was performed by Arseniy Zakharov (violin) and Alexandra Pishchugina (piano).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Award Ceremony of All-Russian Contest of Journalists

 

November 28, 2018 the Award ceremony of All-Russian Contest of Journalists «Abramtsevo is in my heart!” was held in Theatrical hall of the Manor House of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. The contest was held jointly with Allaince of Heads of Regional media in Russia “ARS-PRESS” with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

It was coincided with the jubilee year - the 100th anniversary of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

"Night of Arts" at the Museum

 

 

 

November 4, 2018 the All-Russian action “Night of Arts” was held in Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. The program included curator tours, musical performances, reciting of poems and talks about modern ceramic art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Concert at the Museum

 

 

 

In the framework of action “Night of Arts” November 3, 2018 a concert of military army of the Central Military Band of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was held in Theatrical hall of the Manor House of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. The program included works of Sergey Rakhmaninov, Ludwig van Beethoven, Henry Persell and the others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Exhibition “Vrubel. Lermontov. Tarkhani”

 

 

Exhibition period: October 27 – December 15, 2018

Location: Polenov's Dacha

 

October 27, 2018 the opening of exhibition “Vrubel. Lermontov. Tarkhany” was held in the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. 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.

Lermontov was one of the most beloved poets of Mikhail Vrubel. The artist knew by heart many of Leromontov’s poems, including the poem “Demon”, and liked to recite them in his friendly environment.

In 1891 Mikhail Vrubel among the other artists took part in decoration of the jubilee collection of works by Lermontov. He created a whole series of illustrations, which are presented at our exhibition as fax copies of 1964.

In the 1880s Mikhail Vrubel began to illustrate works by Lermontov; and the watercolors “Kirebeevich” is presented at the exhibition.

Exposition includes about 70 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 December 15, 2018.

 

 


 

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

 

 

 

October 23, 2018 the presentation of the book “M. Mamontoff. The Forgotten Artist” was 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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