The Golden Age of the Leningrad Theater Poster

Exhibition October 14, 2019 − May 10, 2020
Museum of the History of St. Petersburg holds an exhibition“The Golden Age of the Leningrad Theater Poster. 1950s - 1980s.

The exhibition presents about 100 theater posters from the collection of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, as well as scenery sketches, authentic theater costumes and mock-ups. Most exhibits are on display for the first time.

The exposition includes posters of the performances of the Opera and Ballet Theater, created during these years. S. M. Kirov, Maly Opera and Ballet Theater, Drama Theater. A.S. Pushkin, the Bolshoi and Maly Drama Theaters, the Comedy Theater, the Bolshoi Puppet Theater, the Theater. Lensoviet, Young Spectator Theater and other theaters. They were remembered by Leningraders for their vivid artistic images; expressive, unique for each theater graphic style and have become an integral part of the visual urban culture.

An extensive gallery of posters exhibited in the Peter and Paul Fortress allows us to trace the main artistic and stylistic trends in the development of theatrical poster graphics of the 1950-1980s: from conventional forms and minimalism to postmodernism.

Based on site materialsMuseum of the History of St. Petersburg.