The exposition presents about 80 paintings from the collection of the Russian Museum, as well as graphic works of the artist.
The exhibition introduces the work of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) - the world famous artist, one of the leading masters of Russian painting of the first half of the 20th century, writer, thinker, archeologist and public figure, initiator of the International Pact for the Protection of Cultural Values of Humanity ("Roerich's Pact") ... The exposition is based on the works of the "Heroic Frieze", the painting "Sinister", which is presented for the first time in the original author's frame, and the works created by Nicholas Roerich in India in the 1930s – 1940s. The search for the origins and spiritual foundations of world culture was reflected in the picturesque and literary heritage of Roerich, dedicated to the legendary Shambhala. The artist's Tibetan expeditions and the works that resulted from them make up the final, most significant section of the exhibition.