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From 7 MAY to 26 JULY 2015 In Magnitogorsk art gallery presents an exhibition of "Thank you, Ural!" timed to the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. The exhibition presents the paintings of the XVIII-early XX centuries from the collection of the State Russian Museum. The exhibition is held under the patronage of the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region in the framework of the cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of culture of the Chelyabinsk region and the Federal state budget institution of culture "State Russian Museum", signed on 17 November 2014.

The collection of the Russian Museum - the world's largest collection of Russian art is more than 400 000 exhibits. Established by Decree of Emperor Nicholas II in 1895, this Museum could not survive the Great Patriotic war and the blockade if a large part of his masterpieces was evacuated to the Urals. The salvation of the collections of the Russian Museum in the war he was a true feat. Immediately after the war began, in the summer of 1941, work began on the curtailment of Museum exhibitions, the movement of exhibits and preparation of core collections of the Museum to evacuate inland. 26 thousand works of Russian art were concentrated in the Perm state art gallery, as well as in Trinity summer Cathedral of Solikamsk. The entire collection was saved and later returned to Leningrad. In those difficult war years it was not possible to open the boxes and make a show of works brought from Leningrad, the Urals to the audience.
The first major traveling exhibition, "Thank you, Ural!" from the Russian Museum took place in Perm, Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk in 2005 for the 60th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. The second exhibition, "Thank you, Urals!" 2015 from the collection of the Russian Museum is the recognition of the southern Urals, became a smithy of the great Victory.
Residents of the three cities of the region will see the works, once preserved in the Urals: in DC "magnesite" Satka, in Magnitogorsk art gallery and at the Chelyabinsk state Museum of fine arts. Lovers of fine art, visiting these cities have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with 93 exhibits of the Russian Museum. The choice of host cities for this exhibition, is not accidental. The residents actively participated in the movement "All for front, all for victory!". The curator of the exhibition at these three sites, the acts of the Chelyabinsk state Museum of fine arts. In small exposures appear panorama of Russian art, which tells of the changes in social and aesthetic atmosphere of Russia XVIII - early XX century.
At the exhibition in Magnitogorsk art gallery will be exhibited 32 works (portraits, landscapes, scenes from real life, the picture on a historical theme) artists: world - Dmitry Levitsky, Ivan Shishkin, Ilya Repin, Vladimir Makovsky, Alexander Golovin, Pyotr Konchalovsky, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Nathan Altman, Isaac Brodsky, Konstantin Korovin, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Boris Kustodiev, Isaac Levitan, Konstantin Yuon and others. According to the Director of Russian Museum Vladimir Gusev, in November 2014 visited with official visit in Chelyabinsk, "exhibit will truly masterpieces and not all of them are often exhibited".
Magnitogorsk art gallery with the State Russian Museum has long-standing warm relations. It is in the Russian Museum were trained scientific staff of the gallery. In 1985 doublet of Fund of the Russian Museum was transferred for permanent storage 31 the work of Russian engravings. This gift marked the beginning of the acquisition of the new collection. In 2007 the gallery was opened informational and educational center "Russian Museum: virtual branch". From 2014, the gallery participates in the virtual thematic exhibitions organized by the Russian Museum ("Sports" and the "Great Patriotic war"). Halls of the Magnitogorsk picture gallery already had the honour to host and exhibition of the Russian Museum: in 1986 took place the exhibition "Soviet still life"; in 1989 - exhibition of engravings by A. P. Ostroumova-Lebedeva. It was as much as 26 years, and finally, Magnitogorsk residents will again be able to see the true masterpieces from the collection of this largest Museum of Russian art.

For a wide audience, the exhibition in Magnitogorsk art gallery will be open from 7 may to 26 July.

Magnitogorsk art gallery
Address: ul. the newspaper "Pravda",12
Tel: 26-02-48, 26-01-70.
Mode of operation:
Monday 11.00 - 19.00 (ticket office till 18.30)
Tuesday 11.00 - 19.00 (ticket office till 18.30)
Wednesday 13.00 - 21.00 (ticket office till 20.30)
Thursday 11.00 - 19.00 (ticket office till 18.30)
Friday 11.00 - 19.00 (ticket office till 18.30)
Saturday 11.00 - 19.00 (ticket office till 18.30)
Sunday closed

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