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Top 3 Most Expected Exhibitions in Moscow

Landscapes, painting, photography... All we need is art! Read about the most long-awaited Moscow exhibitions here.

Top 3 Most Expected Exhibitions in Moscow

Thomas Gainsborough

State Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin (12 Volkhonka st.)

December 3, 2019 - March 1, 2020

In November, the Pushkin Museum will open an exhibition of Thomas Gainsborough, the famous English painter of the XVIII century. His works are brought together from the National Gallery of London, the Royal Academy of Arts, as well as the artist's House Museum in Sudbury.

Gainsborough became famous for his portrait and amazing pearl color. Among the artist's models were both English queens and courtesans. Although he dreamed of painting landscapes all his life, he became the first English painter to combine landscape and portrait genres in order to convey his state of mind through the features of the landscape.

Gaining the artistic experience of his great predecessors, Gainsborough, who never left the borders of his country, managed to form his own style, which formed the basis for the further development of the British school.

Gainsborough’s creative heritage is unique not only because of its artistic qualities, but also by the relatively small number of paintings preserved in European collections. An unprecedented exhibition in the Pushkin Museum will collect paintings, created in different periods, the artist's original graphics and exclusive archival materials. Among the unique exhibits from Britain are landscapes on glass, which are almost never issued at foreign exhibitions.

Ticket Price:

  • 400 rubles - entrance ticket;
  • 200 rubles - reduced-fare ticket for students;

For free:

  • children under 18 years old;
  • students of faculties specializing in the field of fine art, architecture and cinematography, universities and colleges of the Russian Federation;
  • disabled people of groups 1 and 2 (citizens of the Russian Federation and the CIS), visitors in wheelchairs;
  • persons accompanying disabled people of groups 1 and 2, children with disabilities;

Address: 12 Volkhonka st.

More details: https://www.pushkinmuseum.art/

Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso

Bauman Garden, Travel Palace of Vasily III

October 5, 2019 - January 8, 2020

Bauman Garden with the support of the Department of Culture of Moscow offers to see the works of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, some of the most incredible artists of the XX century.

For the first time, the works of two greatest Spanish artists are brought together at the same exhibition site in Moscow. The organizer of the exhibition project is the Art of Nations Foundation.

The exhibition features more than 250 works: sculpture, ceramics, graphics.

Some interesting facts about the collection:

  • The collection of the Art of Nations Foundation is the 4th biggest in the world. The first place is occupied by the famous museum in Figueres.
  • Before arriving in Moscow, the exhibition traveled to 11 countries.
  • The weight of the collection is 2.5 tons.
  • From 2006 to 2011, the exhibition was visited by about a million people.
  • This is the world's largest private collection of sculptures by Salvador Dali.
  • Leading experts of the museums of Dali and Picasso worked on the collection.
  • A video tour of the works presented is broadcast in the hall.

Ticket price

  • Entrance ticket - 600 rubles
  • Reduced-fare ticket for students  - 300 rubles
  • Schoolchildren - 150 rubles

Address: 15 Old Basmannaya st., b. 3

More details: https://dalipicasso.com

Harry Benson. The Beatles and more

Lumiere Brothers Photography Center

September 19, 2019 – January 19, 2020

The Lumiere Brothers Photography Center presents the first exhibition in Russia by Harry Benson, a photojournalist, author of the most popular photographs of The Beatles, who shot all US presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama, as well as Donald Trump until his assumption of office.

The basis of the exhibition are photographs of The Beatles , with which Benson worked since 1964. These years became the most important for the entire career of the Liverpool Four, the most productive and successful.

Over later years, the group became a world legend of music, and Beatlemania swept the world. Harry followed them. The exposition presents iconic shots of the Beatles, including photographs of a 22-year-old boxer, future world champion and one of the most famous athletes in history, Muhammad Ali (1964) and “Pillow Fight” (1964), included in the list of “100 Most Influential Photos” by Time magazine.

Thanks to his energy, perseverance and curiosity, Benson always managed to get unique material, and his reports were on the pages and covers of Life, Vanity Fair, People, Time, Daily Express and The New Yorker.

 “Many photographers avoid a critical moment. They are afraid to be in the very center of events. “I always fall into the heart of any situation as soon as I get off the plane,” says Harry Benson.

During the exhibition, such significant dates as September 26 (the 50th anniversary of the release of the legendary Abbey Road album), October 9 (John Lennon's birthday), January 16 (The Beatles International Day) are celebrated around the world.

The audio guide for the exhibition was voiced by a Russian rapper Noize MC.

Ticket price:

  • 250 rubles - students and senior citizens
  • 400 rubles - a full ticket on weekdays
  • 500 rubles - a full ticket on weekends

For free:

  • World War II veterans, children under 6 years old accompanied by their parents

Address: 3 Bolotnaya embankment, b. 1

More details: http://lumiere.ru/

Text by
Yulia Kapustina