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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".

 

 


 

LET'S SUPPORT OUR ABRAMTSEVO OAK IN THE EUROPEAN TREE OF THE YEAR CONTEST

 

 

The Abramtsevo Oak gives inspiration to painters and poets.

The mighty oak grows in the reserved area of the Abramtsevo State Museum of History, Art and Literature in the Moscow Region. It is 248 years old. Within its lifetime the tree has seen many outstanding Russian people of art - painters, poets, actors. Gogol, Turgenev, Repin, Vasnetsov, Levitan, Surikov and Polenov walked under its large spreading crown. One of the most famous works by V.M. Vasnetsov “Oak Grove in Abramtsevo”, painted in 1883, is still housed at the Tretyakov State Gallery.

Voting takes place from 1 to 28 February 2019. When voting, always select two trees. Votes in the last week (from 22 to 28 February) are secret, meaning that preliminary vote counts will not be available on the web page.

The results will be announced at the Award Ceremony in Brussels, the 19th of March, where the winners will be awarded.

 

The voting

 


 

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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