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Temporary exhibition


31 May - 21 July

From 31 May to 21 July the Museum of Russian Impressionism, in collaboration with Alisher Usmanov’s Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation, will present the exhibition ‘Fragments of Russian Impressionism’ in Zheleznogorsk. By looking at the works of Konstantin Yuon, Igor Grabar, Mikhail Shemyakin and other artists, visitors to the Zheleznogorsk Museum of Local Lore can trace how Russian Impressionism developed, from its first appearance in the second half of the 19th century up until the 1970s.
Most Russian masters at the turn of the century were interested by Impressionism in one way or another. Without copying the techniques of their French colleagues, they sought their own artistic language. Ilya Repin and Vasily Polenov, followed by other artists, produced pictures filled with colour and light, acquiring the manner of painting with light strokes in the open air.
More than 30 works from the Museum of Russian Impressionism collection will feature in the exhibition. Visitors will see paintings by famous Russian and Soviet masters, as well as by less well-known artists of the 1870s to 1970s: from Nikolai Kuznetsov and Stanislav Zhukovsky to Dmitry Nalbandyan and Boris Gladchenko.
The exhibition will be adapted for blind and visually impaired visitors: ‘Still Life with Grapes and Teapot’ by Nikolai Gorlov will complement the tactile layout, and specialists from
the Museum of Russian Impressionism will prepare an excursion with typhlocommentaries, where participants can explore three-dimensional copies of paintings by Dmitry Nalbandyan and Konstantin Yuon. The scents selected for several works will help guests to better feel the mood of the paintings.
Events for children and adults are planned as part of the exhibition. Young visitors can investigate the exhibition on their own using the guidebook ‘The Case in the Museum, or The Story of the Broken Vase’, and attend interactive excursions, master classes and plasticine performances. Adults will learn more about Russian Impressionism from excursions and the free audio guide.
The exhibition will be held as part of the Development of Regions programme of Alisher Usmanov’s Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation, with the support of Metalloinvest.
Exhibition curator: Yulia Petrova, Director of the Museum of Russian Impressionism. Admission is free by pre-registration on the website artoknofest.ru.