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We wish you all good health, active and fruitful activity in the professional field as well as all the best in your personal life. Let the good mood and good luck be to you all the year!

 

 


 

Presentation of the Book about Alexander Samarin

 

 

January 25, 2018 the launching of the book by Sergey Chernishev and archipriest Dmitriy Sazonov “Fighting the good fight...”, devoted to Alexander Samarin was held in Abramtsevo. The publication of this book is coincided with the 150th anniversary from the birth of A. D. Samarin.

The name of the author of the book, and the biography of the person to whom it is dedicated are unique. Sergey Chernishev is the Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor, great grandson of the prominent Russian merchant and patron of the arts Savva Mamontov, the grandson of his daughter Vera Mamontova, a famous “Girl with Peaches”.

Alexander Samarin (1868-1932), grandfather of the author of the book, left an important mark in native history, both in pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary. He was the Chief Procurator of the Holy Synod, the Leader of the Moscow nobility, and the nominee on the Patriarchal See... He worked for a time in the Museum “Abramtsevo” after revolution. It is separately possible also to distinguish his marriage on Vera Mamontova, who died too early, but he remained loyal to her forever...

And the grandson of Alexander Samarin and Vera Mamontova, our contemporary tells about their life in his book...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Presentation of Catalog about the Ermilovs' Art

 

January 17, 2018 the exhibition “The Banks” was opened in Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. In the framework of the opening the catalog by artists the Ermilovs will be presented.

Vasiliy Ermilov is the prominent artist of arts and crafts and wood carver. Over the years of his activity he found his own individual style, unique “Ermilov's” drawing of Abramtsevo-Kudrino carving.

Ludmila Ermilova is a famous graphic artist, working in the style of contemporary Russian folk graphics (woodcut and lino-cut), talented teacher, the Merited Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Folk art became their favorite genre, and each of them developed their own individual style. The main aim of published book is to present a vivid picture of art of the Ermilovs.

Ludmila Ermilova is the inspirer of this project, Alexey Ermilov created the design and typography, Anna Andrianova is the author and compiler of opening articles, Natalia Malashina is the editor, photo by Alexander Egupets and Ekaterina Bazlova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Abramtsevo Celebrated Christmas

 

January 8, 2018 festive and interactive programs “Christmas Miracles” were held in the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”.

The Mamontovs always spent Christmas holidays with all the honors and celebrations. This family was known by theatrical and artistic projects. That is why Abramtsevo is rich by its Christmas traditions, and young guests and their parents were able to get acquainted with them.

Children and adults visited Abramtsevo Church and Kitchen opened after restoration. They found out many interesting things about Christmas holiday. Then they made bright colorful masks of funny fairy animals and birds with their own hands and went caroling. Our guests did not come empty handed, but with a bag of gifts. At the end of the event a festive tea-party with spice cakes took place.

 

 

 

 


 

Presentation of the Project “The Book of Job” at Abramtsevo

 

What is a book? This trivial question could be answered variously. For some people it is the source of information, for somebody it is a quality book of classic writer, for the other one it is the beautiful illustrations, and somebody will tell that the book is eReader only. And few will remember about a book of an artist, livre d*artiste, as about unique artistic phenomenon, which unites literary text, fine art and book printing.

January 3, 2018 the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” gave the presentation of the book of artist. For this project of the major texts from the Old Testament “The Book of Job” was chosen. The specific feature of livre d*artiste is that not a professional illustrator designed the book, but the artist, that refers this work of art to the world of the great art. Special attention was paid to  text font, its size, the position of text on the list and printing technique.

The State Historical, Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”, the artist Tatiana Malyukova and the publisher Alexey Babayan presented the project livre d*artiste “The Book of Job”.

 

 

 

 


 

Exhibition of works by Tatiana Selvinskaya “The Games over the Years”

 

 

Exhibition period: December 27, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Location: Polenov's Dacha

 

The jubilee exhibition of Tatiana Ilinichna Selvinskaya is a wonderful gift to the visitors of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”.

It presents picturesque series of works by Tatiana Selvinskaya of the beginning of the 2000s and works of 2017. It should be reminded that the artist was born in 1927 in the family of poet Ilya Selvinskiy. She is closely linked to Abramtsevo museum through her teacher Robert Falk. Tatiana Selvinskaya is a Russian theatre designer, painter and poet, honoured for Services to the Arts in 1990, became a Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in 1994 and an Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts in 2012. She was working with many prominent film directors, among them Nikolay Okhlopkov and Pyotr Fomenko. Tatyana Selvinskaya has created decorations for almost 150 plays in theatres of Moscow and other cities – from Odessa to Magadan. In 1966-1978 Tatyana Selvinskaya was teaching a course of theatre composition at the Moscow 1905 Year Memorial Arts College. She trained more than 100 pupils. Tatyana Selvinskaya is an active participant of numerous exhibitions, both individual and group ones. Her works are exhibited on The State Tretyakov Gallery, The Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, theatre museums and art galleries of St. Petersburg, Kiev, Chelyabinsk, Simferopol and Bryansk.

Expositional space of Abramtsevo museum inspired the artist to show the series and cycles of works such as “Spain”, “Adam and Eve”, “The Light from the Windows”, “Dedication”, “After Life” and “An Angel”. The creativity of the author is far from eventivity. But it is not isolated from the world. “My great predecessors – Korovin, Golovin, Serov – integrated the pictorial art into theatre. But on the contrary I integrate theatre into pictorial art”, - Tatiana Selvinskaya says. Hence is the name of the exhibition - “The Games over the Years”. As a theatre artist, Tatiana Selvinskaya has a keen and sensitive eye, is not afraid to experiment with form and color. Tatiana Selvinskaya has bright, recognizable style of painting. But the artist confesses: “I have never sought my own style”. However, this is her style.

 

 

 

 


 

Exhibition of Ceramics by Irina Shchetinina “Without Fussing”

 

 

Exhibition period: December 22, 2017 – January 14, 2018

Location: Arts and Crafts Department (23, Kooperativnaya str., Khotkovo)

 

A new exhibition featuring ceramic works by Irina Schetinina opened on December 22 in Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”.

Irina Shchetinina (Grigorenko) is and artist working in the fiels of applied arts, ceramist. She was born in 1960 in Kaliningrad, Moscow Region (not it's name is Korolyov). Graduated an artistic department of Moscow Institute of Technology (1983) with a specialty in decorative and applied arts, has worked for Gzhel factory, Feniyskiy majolica factory(1983-1990) and experimental artistic enterprise of the Union of Artists of Russia “Vorontsovo”. She participated at artistic groups and often made drawing lots (1990-2005). She was the teacher of ceramics at the Children's Art School “Vozrozhdenie” in Korolyov city (1990-2007).

Since 1988 Irina Shchetinina is the member of the Artists Union of Russia, since 1983 constant participant of exhibitions.

Works by the artist are in the collections of Egorievsk History and Art Museum, All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Gzhel Museum, State Museum of Ceramics of the Museum-Estate “Kuskovo”.

Creativity of Irina Shchetinina is lyrical and optimistic. Works of the master are very bright, expressive and highly professional. She has fine sense of material. Among a wide variety of ceramic techniques the artist uses the traditional work on a pottery wheel.

Our exhibition presents more than 70 works of the master. Decorative compositions, panels, layers, plates show love of tha artist to surrounding world and its beauty. She shared her thoughts and feelings, and invites the spectator to think about essential one.

Exhibition will run till January 14, 2018.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Exhibition of Works by the Sculptor Raisa Lysenina

 

 

Exhibition period: October 27 – November 26, 2017

Location: Arts and Crafts Department (23, Kooperativnaya str., Khotkovo)

 

October 27, 2015 the Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” opened the exhibition of works by sculptor Raisa Lysenina “The Way to Yourself”.

Born on November 19, 1955 in Ryazan, she graduated from the department of art stone processing of the Abramtsevo Artistic and Industrial School (today College) named after Viktor Vasnetsov (1975).

With thanks and deep appreciation Raisa Lysenina devotes this exhibition to her teachers of the Abramtsevo Artistic and Industrial School.

Several years after the Abramtsevo Artistic and Industrial School the artist graduated from the faculty of monumental and decorative sculpture of the Leningrad Higher Industrial and Art School named after Vera Mukhina (1987).

Raisa Lysenina lives in her hometown Ryazan, works in the sphere of the easel and monumental-decorative sculpture. As the artist of a wide range of creative abilities and talents, she embodies her ideas in stone and bronze, ceramics, glass and wood.

The sculptor is a constant participant of international and Russian art exhibitions (since 1987), the participant of international, All-Russian and regional sculptural symposiums on stone (since 1991).

Since 2012 one is the most picturesque places of Khotkovo is decorated by the sculptural composition “St. Piotr and Fevroniya”, made by Larisa Lysenina during the stone symposium “Khotkovo Seasons – 2012”. It has become an enjoyable tradition for newly-married couples to come to this sculpture.

Moreover, Raisa Lysenina is the participant of international and All-Russian Ice and Snow Sculpture Festivals (since 1990). She is the founder and President of a non-profit organization “Creative Heritage”, which is engaged in the preservation of heritage of the passed away artists from Ryazan (since 2004).

Exposition presents monumental sculpture, small plastic arts and sculptural compositions.

 

 

 

 


 

Exhibition “Elizaveta Mamontova. The 170th Anniversary from the Date of the Birth”

 

 

Exhibition period: September 22, 2017 – November 6, 2017

Location: Polenov's Dacha

 

September 22, 2017 the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” opened a new exhibition about the owner of the Abramtsevo Estate, the wife of Savva Mamontov Elizaveta Grigorievna Mamontova. She played a great role in the history of Artistic union, known as Abramtsevo Artistic Circle. She created a special atmosphere in the Estate – active and at the same time cozy.

Elizaveta Mamontova was born on September 1 (13), 1847 in the family of famous textile manufacturers the Sapozhnikovs. From the childhood she was serious, calm, showed great abilities in Mathematics, Literature, but most of all she was involved with Music, and at one time she took music lessons from a concert pianist Clara Schumann.

During the trip along Italy she met Savva Mamontov and in April, 1865 they got married. Elizaveta Mamontova belonged to Russian women who had been brought up in novels by Ivan Turgenev that is women who can make their own independent choice.

Elizaveta Mamontova was actively engaged in charity. She established a hospital, a joinery school for children at Abramtsevo. “An attempt to combine reading and writing and artistic development of population” by Valentin Serov was first implemented in a small Abramtsevo school. Later it was restructured into an artistic enterprise known as Abramtsevo joinery, and Elena Polenova became its first director.

Elizaveta Mamontova paid a great deal of attention to creation of home museum, building of church, participation in home performances. She did not imagine her life without art, books, the sustainable development and self-improvement. By the end of the 60s when the first women’s classes began in Moscow, Elizaveta Mamontova attended a specialized training course on Mathematics; having 5 children she visited the lectures of Vasiliy Klyuchevsky, Ivan Sechenov, and studied history of antique art.

This exhibition presents portraits of Elizaveta Mamontova, her children and their educators, documents, books, household items and personal belongings, “home museum” materials and products of Abramtsevo joinery workshop.

 

 

 

 


 

Concert by Viktor Ryabchikov at Abramtsevo

 

August 29, 2017 as a part of the Festival “The Scarlet Flower” the concert of truly kind friend of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”, the Associate Professor of the Academy of Choral Arts named after Viktor Popov, the Vice-President of Society of Mikhail Glinka, the honorary member of Berlin Society named after Mikhail Glinka Viktor Ryabchikov was held in Manor House of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. Maestro performed works of Russian and foreign composers.

Soon, in the end of September the musician is expected to return to Abramtsevo and will present his new program – music of the 19th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Holiday of the Church of the Savior at Abramtsevo

 

August 29, 2017 the temple holiday of the Church of the Savior was celebrated in Abramtsevo. This day Russian Orthodox Church honors Icon of the Savior (16th August old style). This holiday is also called Savior of the Nut Feast Day or Savior of the Bread Feast Day by people.

There was the divine worship, which was officiated the Beneficiary of situated in Akhtyrka Mother of God Church archpriest Boris Mozhaev. Among the parishioners the descendants of the founder of Abramtsevo Artistic Circle Savva Mamontov (such as Sergey Cherniyshev) visited the Divine Liturgy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Abramtsevo Festival “The Crown of the Summer”

 

 

For the first time the festive farewell to summer was held at Abramtsevo. All day an art exhibition fair worked for the visitors of the Museum. This event took place at 2 sites: in the Museum park and in front of the Manor House. Many masters of fine arts, decorative and applied arts presented their works. Moreover, various entertaining and useful master-classes were held. In front of Polenov’s Dacha gardeners and farmers from Abramtsevo, Khotkovo and Sergiev Posad showed their best achievements. The staff of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” prepared and gave unique tours for the guests. Veranda of Manor Estate House was the place to hear the stories about flowers (presentation of the breeder and author of several sorts of phlox Yury Reprev). On the meadow in front of Polenov's Dacha folk music group "Funs of Khkotkovo" ("Khotkovo's zabavi") performed its show program.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Exhibition “The Truth of the Nude"

The Nude Genre in Russian Painting and Graphics of the 50-70s of the Last Century

 

 

Exhibition period: August 12 – September 2017

Location: Polenov's Dacha

 

Exhibition of works in the Nude genre presents more than 40 paintings.

Exposition includes works of graphic artist, book illustrator and one of the organizers of the group “13” Nikolay Kuzmin (1890-1987) and the Soviet painter Semyon Chuikov (1902-1980) from the funds of the Museum.

The basis of the exhibition is formed by paintings of graphic artist, painter and cartoonist Vitaliy Goryaev (1910-1982). The custodian of his heritage, art historian Natalia Anikina provided these works for use in this exhibition.

The exhibition has a retrospective character and covers the period from the 50s to the 70s. The spectator will see all details on which the artists drew their attention when studied the plasticity of female body.

The organizers chose a sufficiently powerful name for this exhibition; it has both a definition and a challenge. The artist through his art, intuitive understanding of peace and its verges invites his visitor to take part in a dialogue. Exhibition “The Truth of the Nude” allows to continue this dialogue and, beyond doubt, each of us will have own truth.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Exhibition “The Way of Salvation” by Anatoliy Sysolov

 

 

Exhibition period: August 4 –September 20, 2017

Location: Arts and Crafts Department (23, Kooperativnaya str., Khotkovo)

 

August 4, 2017 an exhibition “The Way of Salvation” by the sculptor, the honored artist of Russia Anatoliy Sysolov began its work. The exhibition coincided with the 90th anniversary from the birth of author.

Anatoliy Sysolov is a truly Russian national artist, a passionate proponent and continuer of the best traditions of native art. He is a master of genre composition and portrait. His works have an actuality of ideological intention, a certain completeness of volumes, realistic generality of images, a delicate symbolism. His creativity is free from external declamatory message; images created by him are always expressive and very emotional.

His creative path is marked by the projects of monuments, many of which are installed in different cities of Russia. Among of them are the sculptural images of the state leaders and the heroes of the Revolution. Five of his works decorate the façade of Kursk atomic station.

A special place in the zone of author’s creativity takes place a theme of the Great Patriotic War. The sculptor brings his own “fresh eyes” and the subjectivity of the perception into decision of this theme; he himself aspired towards the individualization of the image. It is important for author to perpetuate the heroic deed of the Soviet soldier, and to reflect an emotional state of surviving war people.

The author is especially proud of monuments and memorials to the memory of soldiers who died in the Great Patriotic War in Kasimov, Kaluga, Krasnoarmeisk, Krymsk, in Barkovo village of Pushkino district, in Mamontovskiy village, in Skoropuskovskiy village and in Ptitsegrad of Sergiev Posad district.

In the late 1980s Anatoliy Sysolov experienced the carved Orthodox icon. The restoration of ancient traditions of carved icons with painting and gilding, creation of Orthodox sculpture and the sculpture on the religious plots became the leading lines of the creativity of sculptor during last years. Carved icons and reliefs by Anatoliy Sysolov have the graceful drawing, fine plastic and definition of shade figures, harmony of decorative and ornamental motives, and softness of colors. Carved icons by Anatoliy Sysolov have earned the approval of hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The artist is one of the initiators of the foundation of section of the Temple art at the Moscow Artists Union and is an active participant of exhibitions of section of the temple art.

The exposition presents works of many years from the collection of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” and the collection of author. It includes more than 50 sculpture works, 15 reliefs and carved icons, and more than 50 graphic works.

 

 

 


 

Meeting with Restorers of the Igor Grabar All-Russia Art Research and Restoration Centre

 

 

August 10, 2017 at 15.00 p.m. a meeting with restorers of the Igor Grabar All-Russia Art Research and Restoration Centre will be held at the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo”. The occasion is the return of the picturesque painting “Landscape” believed to be in Gustave Courbet’s own hand to the Museum-Reserve “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 its 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 is returned to Abramtsevo.

July 2017 the painting was delivered to Abramtsevo and this time is presented in the Manor House.

 


 

Plein-Air at Abramtsevo

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

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's 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.

 

 

 

 


 

Exhibition of Works by Artists from Crimea at Abramtsevo

 

 

Exhibition period: June 10 - July 9, 2017

Location: Arts and Crafts Department (23, Kooperativnaya str., Khotkovo)

 

June 10, 2017 Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” opened an exhibition, dedicated to Crimea. Name of the exhibition is “A Fascination. Crimea – Abramtsevo” at the end of the plein-air of the Crimean artists near Abramtsevo in May 23-30, 2017 within the framework of the XI International Festival “The Great Russian Word”.

All artists-exhibitors are the participants of the past plain-air, honoured artists of Ukraine, laureates of the State Prize of Crimea: Nikolay Dudchenko, Roman Tretyakov, Ramazan Useinov, Eleonora Shcheglova, Elena Molchanova-Dudchenko. All of them are the contemporary representatives of the school of the Cimmerian landscape. And the founders of the "Cimmerian" school of painting were such famous artists as Ivan Aivazovsky, Konstantin Bogaevsky, Maximilian Voloshin, Mikhail Latri, Lev Lagorio. This vision is even more interesting considering that all of them are our contemporaries, and they have a new fresh look at our Abramtsevo.

 

 

 


 

Exhibition “From Birchbark to Paper”

 

 

Exhibition period: May 24 - June 20, 2017

Location: Arts and Crafts Department (23, Kooperativnaya str., Khotkovo)

 

May 24, 2017 Arts and Crafts Department of the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” opened a new exhibition “From Birchbark to Paper. The Old Russian Book from the Collection of the Novgorod Museum- Reserve”.

This exhibition is devoted to the history and evolution of Russian manuscript and old printed books, from the oldest (ceraes and birchbarks), medieval manuscripts to the printed books of religious and secular content.

The contribution of Novgorod to the development of the Old Russian script is unique. The ancient city of Velikiy Novgorod is the prominent center of Russian culture and books. This is one of the largest centers of education, chronicle writing and literacy. The third of the Old Slavic and Old Russian books is from the Novgorod land.

The exhibition is a space education project that is oriented towards the development of knowledge about the origin of writing and books, based on the materials from the Novgorod Museum-Reserve. Exposition includes more than 50 archeological items, birchbarks, the old manuscript and printed books of the XI-XIX centuries.

 

 

 


 

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 – June 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.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 23 February 2018 15:10