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Exhibition May 17 − September 30, 2018

Turgenev. Moscow time

The State Historical Museum presents an exhibition project "Turgenev, Moscow time", opening the celebration of the 200th anniversary of IS Turgenev.

This exhibition is designed to show the significance of Moscow and its inhabitants in the life and work of the famous writer. A fine connoisseur of Moscow, Turgenev chose for its heroes inhabiting its squares, streets, alleys, clearly imagining who and where "will get accustomed."

Visitors to the exhibition will see the rare daguerreotypes, autographs, interior objects of houses in which the writer visited, personal belongings of their owners. All the exhibits, carefully selected by the organizers, create an original atmosphere of the city in the 1820s and 1880s, introduce the literary predilections in the Moscow salons and circles visited by Turgenev.

The corresponding section of the exhibition will tell about women in Turgenev's life - from the first love to the "philosophical novel". Also, with the help of women's costumes of the 19th century and portraits of contemporary writers, visitors will be able to see the characteristic features of the "Turgenev girl" that have become common features.

A special place at the exhibition is occupied by scenery from the Moscow Art Theater Museum and costumes for the film-ballet "Spring Waters, after all the theater is an important part in the life of the writer.

Visitors to the exhibition are presented with a unique opportunity to see Turgenev's Moscow with the help of voluminous monuments and works of decorative and applied art, as well as original monuments of the architectural decoration of the city.

In addition, there is a part of the collection of the picturesque gallery "Famous figures of Russian history", located in the building of the Rumyantsev Museum in the 19th century.

Based on the materials of the official site State Historical Museum.