About the Work Of the Museum





Dear guests! From December 16, 2020 visits to the expositions of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve have resumed. The work of the expositions is organized by sessions with a limitation on the number of simultaneous visitors to the premises.

It is necessary to maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters, use personal protective equipment, choose contactless payment systems at the checkout. The entrance to the exposition is open from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, except Monday and Tuesday.

The last tour of the Main Manor House starts at 5.30 pm.

Tickets can be bought online:

Manor House

Single ticket (except for the Manor House)

Entrance ticket to the park

The park of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve is open for walks as usual. Entrance to the park is daily from 10.00 am to5.45 pm.

When visiting the park, you must maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters, use personal protective equipment, and choose contactless payment systems at the checkout.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones!




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

Detailed information can be found here.


It is also possible to pay for tickets at the ticket office with a card. Cards are also accepted at souvenir shops in the museum.


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".




Exhibition “The World of Childhood in Russian Fine Art”




Exhibition period: May 28 - July 18, 2021

Location: Polenov's Dacha of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”



An exhibition “The World of Childhood in Russian Fine Art” has opened at the Museum-Reserve. The exposition presents 32 works of painting and graphics of the 19th - early 20th centuries from the funds of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. They are organically complemented by works by Russian artists from the collection of the State Historical, Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”.

The exposition includes works by Vasily Tropinin, Ivan Khrutsky, Vasily Perov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Elena Polenova, Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky and many others. The exhibition is organized as part of an agreement between the two museums, signed in 2019 in St. Petersburg at the Sixth Forum of Russian and Belarusian Regions.

The true discovery of the personality of the child, the peculiarities of his psychology, took place in Russian culture only in the first half of the 19th century, in the era of romanticism. Artists working at that time in the genre of a child's portrait strove for naturalness and emancipation in the interpretation of images, with pleasure they emphasized the “childishness” in the appearance and behavior of their heroes. At the same time, a cult of the family and family virtues was developing in Russian society, and images of a mother surrounded by children became popular.

In the second half of the 19th century, under the influence of democratic tendencies, the children's theme in art acquired a social connotation. Children from the poorest classes became the main characters in the paintings of the artists of the 1860s and 80s. Artists often used the childish image in order to increase the incriminating power of their works.

In painting at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, artists often combine genres; in such works, children are both a symbol and a conductor of an enthusiastic and enchanted perception of life.

The ability to compare different points of view on the personality of the child and the theme of childhood is the main advantage of the exhibition.

The works presented on it are designed to remind the viewer that a child at all times is a significant symbol of the unbrokenness of being, and therefore the eternity of the world.















Exhibition “Everything Is In Open Work. Russian and Western European Lace Of the 19th-20th Centuries From the Collection Of Olga Zhuravleva”




Exhibition period: April 30 – May 30, 2021

Location: Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”



The exhibition will present Russian and Western European lace of the 19th-20th centuries from the collection of Olga Zhuravleva, and tell about the amazing form of decorative and applied art - lace-making, its history, cultural and social significance, symbolism, technologies and types of lace from the 19th century to the present days.

More than 100 items from the collection of the Moscow collector and researcher of ancient lace Olga Zhuravleva were included in the exhibition. Among them are luxurious lace bedspreads, capes, garments, valances, towels, lace samples of various, sometimes amazing, techniques of execution. The exhibition showcases lace from recognized historical lace centers in France, Belgium (Flanders), Italy and other European countries.






An exhibition of a Gift From "Our Heritage" Opened in Abramtsevo




On April 24, 2021 an exhibition of new acquisitions “A Gift to the Editorial Board of “Our Heritage” Magazine” was opened at Polenov’s Dacha of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve. The Museum Director Elena Voronina warmly welcomed the guests of the exhibition and expressed her gratitude to the magazine's staff, in particular, to the art director of the exhibition hall "Our Heritage" Elena Pashutina, who has been collecting a collection of works of art for 20 years. Part of the collection was transferred to the museum's fund collection, namely 259 works by masters of the past and contemporary artists, set designers, sculptors, photographers. The exhibition booklet was funded by Andrey Sakhno. This wonderful undertaking was marked with gratitude. On a snowy April day, artists and exhibitors came to Abramtsevo. A small celebration of great art took place.












Announcement! Exhibition from Abramtsevo in Pyatigorsk




Exhibition period: April 30 – June 27, 2021

Location: the Lermontov State Museum-Reserve



The exhibition “Mikhail Lermontov and the Moscow Literary Circle” is organized by the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve in the halls of the Lermontov State Museum-Reserve.

The materials of the exhibition tell about the birthday dinner in honor of Nikolay Gogol, which took place in the house of the historian Mikhail Pogodin May 9, 1840 (old style). Several of its participants recalled this event, as among the guests was a young poet, but already well-known among the Moscow literary elite – Mikhail Lermontov. Lermontov ended up at Pogodin’s house while passing through Moscow on his way to the Caucasus. The Chroniclers noted that Lermontov “made the most pleasant impression on everyone.” The next day, Gogol and Lermontov talked for more than two hours at an evening in the Sverbeevs’ house. Soon Gogol left Moscow abroad, and Lermontov - for the Caucasus, and they never met again. The exhibition features various “views” showing Moscow in the 1840s, as well as portraits of many of those present at the dinner. Basically, these are representatives of the Slavophiles and a close circle of friends: the owner of the house is the historian Mikhail Pogodin, writer Sergey Aksakov, philologist Konstantin Aksakov, philosopher Alexey Khomyakov, publicist Yury Samarin, actor Mikhail Shchepkin, playwright Mikhail Zagoskin and others.

The origin of the study of Russian national identity in the 1830-1840s is associated with the activities of the Slavophiles. Initially, they called their basic doctrine about the self-consciousness of the Russian people “truly Russian”, “Slavic-Christian”, “Moscow” according to the journal “Moskvityanin” published by them. A vivid characterization of the Slavophils was given by their ideological enemy, the Westernizer Alexander Herzen: “The Kireevskys, Khomyakov, Aksakov - did their job; whether they lived long or short, but, closing their eyes, they could say with full consciousness that they did what they wanted to do, and if they could not stop the courier three persons sent by Peter the First, and in which Biron was sitting and beating the driver, so that he galloped over the fields and crushed people, they stopped the enthusiastic public opinion and made all serious people ponder ... They are the beginning of the turning point in Russian thought.“

Nikolay Gogol was close to the Slavophiles. He became the protagonist of the meeting described above. Gogol, already a famous writer by this time, saw in Lermontov “signs of a primary talent.” He appreciated Lermontov's prose more than lyric poetry. “There is much more dignity in his prosaic works,” Gogol argued. Nobody has ever written in our country such correct, beautiful and fragrant prose. Here one can see more deepening into the reality of life; was preparing the future great painter of Russian life...” Nevertheless, he spoke highly of the poetry of Lermontov, considered him the greatest poet of the post-Pushkin era.

With Mikhail Lermontov, the Slavophiles, many of whom were encyclopedically educated and possessed outstanding talents and abilities, were brought together by literary creativity and a community of views on many issues. All of them were distinguished by a passionate love for the Motherland - “love for old Russian, Moscow, a living feeling of antiquity,” the assertion of the originality of Russian culture. The exhibition "Mikhail Lermontov and the Moscow Literary Circle" expands and enriches our understanding of the heroes of two remarkable museums - the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve and the Lermontov State Museum-Reserve.

The exhibition runs from April 30 to June 27, 2021.






Announcement! Exhibition of Works by Yevgeny Kolchenko “I Saw it!”




Exhibition period: May 8 – June 6, 2021

Location: Memorial complex to victims of repression (77, Bakinskaya street, Nazran, Republic of Ingushetia)rmontov State Museum-Reserve


May 8, 2021 an exhibition of works by Yevgeny Kolchenko “I saw it!” opens at the Memorial Complex to the Victims of Repression in Nazran. It will feature 25 paintings from the collection of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve.

The military cycle occupies a special place in the artist's work. This is a passionate appeal to contemporaries and descendants to understand what the Great Patriotic War meant for our Motherland, to realize what a deep and indelible mark it left in the history of the country, in the fate and soul of each of our contemporaries.

Having survived the war in adolescence, Yevgeny Kolchenko felt all his life “the burden of unpaid gratitude to those who fell, to those who survived in the trenches.” As a man of honor, a real Russian intellectual, he compared his every deed with the high note of the feat of his fathers and older brothers. And as a talented artist, he managed to convey the acuteness of this feeling by means of painting: this is what makes Kolchenko's military cycle a unique phenomenon.

The artist has always assigned composition a major role in art. It is natural that the works, united by the theme of war, are collected in an ensemble, where the pictures are the words of one song. He called the paintings of this series his “military paintings”, combining them into the cycle “I saw” or “Do the Russians want wars”. The title of the exhibition uses a line consonant with its theme from a poem by Ilya Selvinsky. In this cycle, the war is shown not in the dynamics of military or labor achievements, it is presented not as a battle cycle, but as a kind of guilty verdict to what is rightfully called madness.







Exhibition of Vadim and Olga the Vetlins "Different about Different"




Exhibition period: March 25 – April 25, 2021

Location: Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”



The exhibition gives an opportunity to look into the creative laboratory of artists and reflects the variety of their creative searches: in the choice of themes and subjects, in the development of figurative and abstract solutions, in admiring the nature and beauty of the objective world, the play of colors, forms and materials.

Vadim and Olga the Vetlins are members of the International Association of Artists at UNESCO. Since 1985, they have been regular participants in professional art exhibitions of various levels. However, the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve will host an exhibition of their works for the first time.













Exhibition of Painting and Graphics by Valery Babin




Exhibition period: March 25 – April 18, 2021

Location: Polenov's Dacha of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”



2021 marks the 230th anniversary of the birth of the remarkable Russian writer Sergey Aksakov. The Moscow artist Valery Babin's "From Childhood" exhibition is dedicated to Sergey Aksakov. It opened on March 27, 2021 in Polenov’s Dacha and became the first of the artistic events that the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve is preparing in the anniversary year of the writer.

Childhood Landscape is an idea of Valery Babin's Exhibition. According to the artist, the landscape of childhood is the basis of the spiritual world. “Our soul, as in a form, is molded into the landscape of our childhood. And the world, which we first saw with our children's eyes, which we were surprised and happy in a childish way, the world of children's fears and sorrows, left an indelible mark on our entire adult life ”(V. Babin).













Exhibition “Yours, E. Polenova”





Exhibition period: February 20 – March 21, 2021

Location: Polenov's Dacha of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”


Elena Polenova met the Mamontovs in 1882, when she moved to Moscow and found herself in the circle of young artists - students and friends of her brother Vasily Polenov. She often visited Abramtsevo, in case of her departure she wrote letters to Elizaveta Mamontova, which she signed: “Yours, E. Polenova”.

Possessing many-sided talents, the artist tried herself in different types of creativity: she painted landscapes in watercolors, was fond of illustrating the fairy tales, collected together with Elizaveta Mamontova antiques, thanks to which a museum of folk art was created in the estate.

Since 1885, Elena Polenova became the artistic director of the carpentry workshop. For 9 years she has developed over 100 art projects.

The exhibition shows the Abramtsevo period of the artist’s work - searches in comprehending the national landscape, reflecting the “poetic view of the Russian people on Russian nature”, ornamental compositions, products of the Abramtsevo joinery workshop, made according to her sketches.







Exhibition “Dedication”. To the 100th Anniversary Of the Birth of Yuri Tsypin




On February 5, an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Yuri Tsypin, an outstanding figure in art education in Russia, the director of the Abramtsevo Art and Industrial School from 1961 to 1987, opens in the department of Arts and Crafts of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve.

During the years of his directorship, Yuri Tsypin, together with a team of like-minded people, turned the Abramtsevo school into one of the largest secondary art educational institutions in the country. He managed to strengthen the connection with the tradition of the Abramtsevo art crafts and expand the scope of the school by opening new departments for training master artists. The main result of his work was several generations of talented graduates, artists of decorative and applied arts: ceramists, stone, bone, metal painters.

The exhibition features works of decorative and applied art from the collection of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve, the collection of the Abramtsevo Artistic and Industrial School (today College) named after Viktor Vasnetsov , works of graduates of the college, photographs from the family archive, provided by the widow of Yuri Tsypin Galina Omelchenko.







Opening of Exhibition of Works by Andrey and Irina Martz


An exhibition of works by artists Andrey and Irina Martz opened in the Polenov's dacha of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve on January 16, 2016. Unique sculpture by Andrey Martz of the last decades of the twentieth century and the Palestinian cycle of paintings by Irina Martz of the tenths of this century are united in one exhibition space. Many of the works are exhibited for the first time and arrived in Abramtsevo directly from the Martz workshop.

The exhibition runs until February 14 every day, except Monday, Tuesday and the last Thursday of January, from 10 am to 6 pm.












Christmas Program “Tasty Tale”


Last weekend, January 16-17, 2020 a Christmas interactive program for children "Tasty Tale" was held at the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve. Young guests of the museum watched the nativity scene, studied the history of the gingerbread and made delicious treats with their own hands.












Christmas In Abramtsevo


Happy winter days in our Museum-Reserve! We make crafts, carols and enjoy the magic Abramtsevo fairy tale.

Christmas programs for children are held in Abramtsevo.












Father Frost's Workshop


In Abramtsevo, young guests of the Museum dropped in to see the light in the workshop of Father Frost. The workshop was cozy and festive, because the light came from the Magic Lantern. In a fabulous atmosphere, the guys, like real masters of New Year's business, turned the painted toy into a symbol of the coming year. Each craftsman received a “Professor of Snow Fantasies” diploma from Father Frost himself.













Exhibition “Andrey Martz. Irina Martz. Sculpture, Painting, Graphics”




The exhibition “Andrey Martz. Irina Martz. Sculpture. Painting. Graphics”, continuing the cycle of exhibition publications of the museum  “Our close neighbors”, opened in Polenov's dacha of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve. You can visit the exhibition starting from January 17, 2021. The dacha of artists Martz is located in the Abramtsevo village, and many years of careful creative attention from the museum staff have born fruit: there are collections of works by sculptor Andrey Martz and painter Irina Martz in the museum's collection.

The idea of ​​this exhibition arose at the beginning of 2020, and the exhibition was conceived as a personal one, and it was dreamed of showing the amazing works of Andrey Martz, unlike anyone else, but everything turned upside down. We began to value time and opportunity especially keenly. The idea of ​​combining sculpture and painting in one space is not new, and in the case of the artists Marz is interesting. For Martz - Andrey and Irina - artistic work is important precisely as an opportunity to understand the world in its entirety. Therefore, lyricism is filled with sculptural images of animals by Andrey Martz and masculinity - picturesque sketches about the Holy Land by Irina Martz. What is the power of exhibitions - they allow you to briefly join the timeless professional conversation of artists whose work has been tested by time and craft. You can read more about the exhibition here.








Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!





Exhibition Of Works By Elizaveta Nadezhdina “Masquerade. Graphics”




Elizaveta Nadezhdina was born in 1995 in Khotkovo, in the family of artists Marina and Alexey the Nadezhdins. She graduated from the painting department of the Abramtsevo Artistic and Industrial School (today College) named after Viktor Vasnetsov . Elizaveta Nadezdina is a winner and laureate of all-Russian and international competitions, a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.

The work of Elizaveta Nadezhdina is very unusual; she has a special gift to connect ancient legends and the modern world around her in works. Drawing inspiration from real life, she embodies artistic images in a completely non-trivial, sometimes fantastic way.

The works by Elizaveta Nadezhdina attract attention by the freshness of eye, subtle thoughtful decorativeness and bright metaphor, the rhythmic organization of forms and lines. The artist's technique is very complex, mixed and multi-layered.

The exposition of the current exhibition consists of 50 works. Basically, this is an easel graphics. There are also paintings and several landscape works.









Abramtsevo prepares for the New Year


Another good news from the area of pleasant pre-New Year's chores: a special vehicle arrived at the museum park, with the help of which a fir growing near the Manor House was dressed in the New Year's festive decoration. It was planted about 60 years ago on the site of the Mamontovs fir, which died from a lightning strike.

The 14-meter forest beauty was dressed up, starting from the very top. As decorations were used handicrafts of the winners of the Christmas tree decorations competition held in Khotkovo school №5. By the way, every year the green giantess grows up a little, and in a few years, perhaps, it will catch up with the Abramtsevo oak growing opposite it!

Dear friends, we are waiting for you every day in our park, which has become even more festive and elegant today!












Lanterns in Abramtsevo Park



In December, when the snow is falling in the yard and the frost is bursting, the day is short and the New Year holidays are not far off, it is especially wanted to hear good news. Moreover, this year, which has become difficult for all of us.

We hope that our news will delight all the friends of the museum and especially those who like walking in the famous Abramtsevo estate park. We have already reported that on the territory of the estate there were works on the arrangement of park lighting. And now they are finished. And now, in the dark, the Abramtsevo park shone with dozens of bright elegant lanterns! Walking along it at dusk has now become light and comfortable!

We remember one of the paintings by Ilya Efimovich Repin - “Walk with lanterns” (1879), which is now in the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve. We see on it the alley of the manor park, a dark evening. In the center of the picture is the mistress of the Abramtsevo house, Elizaveta Mamontova, surrounded by children. In her right hand, she holds a paper lantern high above her head, illuminating the road for the children in the dark. The surrounding darkness gives way to the light of her flashlight. Based on this picture, a game for children was even held in our museum.

And now we are happy to invite all our guests to take a cozy “walk with lanterns” along the winter alleys of Abramtsevo!

And we remind you that the museum park is open until 7 pm, and the entrance to it - until 5.45 pm. Waiting for you!
















Exhibition “On Valor, On Exploits, On Glory...”




In Bashkiria, in Ufa, in 1967, a monument to the national Bashkir hero Salavat Yulaev was opened on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution. The author of the monument is the Soviet sculptor Soslanbek Tavasiev (1894-1974). The monument received recognition, and the sculptor became the People's Artist of the Bashkir ASSR and was awarded the USSR State Prize (1970).

The exhibition “On valor, on exploits, on glory ...” is dedicated to the memory of this symbolic event in the cultural life of Bashkortostan and refers to the work of the original sculptor. 28 works by Soslanbek Tavasiev from the collection of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve and the artist's family will present his career, full of valor and professional inspired work.

The exhibition includes 3 sections: “Origins, history of the country of the Soviets and the formation of skill”, “Novo-Abramtsevo”, “Monument to Salavat Yulaev”. Sculptural sketches and graphic works by Soslanbek Tavasiev of the 1930-1950s, easel sculptures made in plaster, stone, wood and bronze, create a space of intense creative process, which reflects time.















The Museum Congratulates the Great-Grandson of Savva Mamontov




November 12 is the birthday of Sergeн Chernyshev, a former employee of our museum, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, great-grandson of Savva Mamontov, grandson of Vera Mamontova, the famous “girl with peaches” from the portrait of Valentin Serov.

Sergey Nikolaevich took an especially active part in the life of our museum in recent decades, participated in the organization of exhibitions, published in the museum collections “Abramtsevo Readings” remarkable research on the outstanding representatives of the Mamontov family, donated valuable family relics of the Mamontovs to the museum collection.

The Museum-Reserve staff wish Sergey Chernyshev good health, vigor and long life!

In the photo: Sergey Chernyshev in the dining room of the Manor House in Abramtsevo. 2013






Exhibition "Green Oak Near the Lukomorye"



Exhibition of works by Kirill Mamonov and Natalya Litvina “Green oak near the Lukomorye” was opened in the Polenov's dacha of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve.

The exhibition presents color linocuts by Natalya Litvina and paintings by Kirill Mamonov. The works are dated by1980–1990. The fabulous and chamber theme of Litvina's works contrasts with the works of Mamonov, internally tense, expressive, social. But the spiritual closeness of the artists unites the space of the exhibition, endows it with continuity and gives glimpses of luminous harmony.

The exhibition is open daily, except Monday and Tuesday, until November 8th.












Birthday of the Museum



On October 10, 2020, our Museum-Reserve celebrates its 102th anniversary. Thanks to all friends who congratulated us on the holiday! It would not be an exaggeration to say that Abramtsevo was reborn almost from the ashes three times over the course of one century. Its first revival took place 150 years ago, in 1870, when Sergey Aksakov's estate was bought by Savva Mamontov. We celebrate the anniversary of the second revival today - on this day in 1918, the daughter of Savva Ivanovich Alexandra Mamontova, the last mistress of the Abramtsevo estate and the first director of our museum, received a Certificate of Protection from the People's Commissariat for Education. The state took Abramtsevo under its protection and protection, it passed into national ownership (which it remains to this day). Another important date in the history of the estate is August 11, 1920, when it received the official status of a museum-estate and state funding. And the third revival of Abramtsevo happened in the second half of the 1940s, after the war, when the museum was re-created, which had previously been a sanatorium and a military hospital. Vsevolod Mamontov took an active part in the revival. It turns out that all three new births of Abramtsevo are associated with the Mamontov family, who became his good keepers for several historical eras... Summing up, we can say that October 10 for us is not just a formal date on the calendar. This is really the day of the beginning of the new museum life of the old estate!








Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 June 2021 10:29