Theater on the wall

Exhibition December 11, 2020 − February 15, 2021
The St. Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Musical Art is holding an exhibition "Theater on the wall".

The exposition presents more than 100 of the 60 thousandth museum collection of posters, posters and programs for performances and concerts from the 18th to the 21st centuries.

The creators of the project focus on the most fascinating period in the history of this phenomenon: at the end of the 19th - the first half of the 20th centuries, an art poster appeared, in which, in addition to the text, an intrinsic image appears, and type design plays an increasingly significant role. In this era, the art of theatrical poster was born and rapidly developed.

Posters, posters and programs are grouped into several sections: modern; neo-Russian style; symbolism, futurism and expressionism; constructivism and photomontage. The exposition will feature posters by renowned artists from Alphonse Mucha and Lev Bakst, Boris Kustodiev and Jean Cocteau to the Stenberg brothers and Alexander Rodchenko, as well as theater programs designed by Alexander Golovin, Konstantin Somov, Ivan Bilibin.

Based on site materials St. Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Musical Art.