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Exhibition April 12 − June 2, 2019

Gogol in Moscow

The Museum of Moscow hosts an exhibition "Gogol in Moscow"dedicated to the 210th anniversary of the writer and dedicated to the Moscow period of his life and work - the Moscow circle of friends of the writer, addresses and events.

The exhibition presents unique exhibits from the collection of the Museum of Moscow, including the first edition of Dead Souls, personal objects and documents from other collections and archives, as well as works by contemporary artists dedicated to Gogol.

The exhibition has a circular composition: from the "tape of time", which marked the significant dates of the writer's life with an emphasis on the Moscow period, to works by contemporary artists, inspired by the mysterious personality of Nikolai Vasilyevich.

A multimedia installation will tell you about Gogol’s Moscow acquaintances: three friends of Nikolai Vasilyevich, a friendship with each of which was unique in its own way — Mikhail Schepkin, Sergey Aksakov and Mikhail Pogodin — share their impressions and memories of the writer.

The historical part of the exhibition includes documents, books and objects from the funds of the Museum of Moscow, including the first edition of Dead Souls, watercolor-based reconstructions based on archival images, character portraits and views of Moscow from the 30s-50s and 19th centuries.

Another section of the exhibition - the image of Gogol by artists of our time - will reflect the influence of the image of N.V. Gogol on contemporary art. Etching by Marc Chagall, where the artist portrays himself together with Gogol, works by Anatoly Zverev on the writer, animated works by Arkady Nasonov, Gogol's portrait by Dmitry Tsvetkov, made from a death mask, Elena Samorodova and Sergey Sonin with artistic mystification of the image of the great writer “Gogol. Rome. From the Third to the First ”, as well as the conceptual art installation by Alexander Petlyura.

Based on the official website Moscow Museum.