Raising the Banner: The Art of Geli Korzhev

Geli Mikhailovich Korzhev 
(1925 – 2012) is recognized by contemporary Russian art historians as one of the most influential painters of the second half of the 20th century; his work has influenced the style and subjects of two generations of post-WWII Russian artists. In collaboration with curators at the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) and […] Read More

Russia: A Photographic Journey

“The Museum of Russian Art has a fascinating show of large-scale photos of contemporary Russia by Andrew L. Moore of New York. Moore has a fabulous eye for design and detail, and seems to have had unparalleled access to everything from private apartments in St. Petersburg, to costume closets at the Kirov Ballet, to abandoned […] Read More

Soviet Bread Basket

An exhibition of approximately 50 paintings featuring Russian landscape scenes and images of Soviet agriculture. The Virgin Lands project, communal farming and the social significance of agricultural development in Russia will be presented in a visual tour of all the varied geographical regions of the former Soviet Union. This exhibition included paintings by Fedor Vasilevich […] Read More

Works on Paper

The masterful oil paintings that are included in the Johnson Collection of Russian and Soviet art are only one dimension of the consummate artistic training and skills developed by generations of Russian artists. Works on paper represent another facet of Russian visual artistry. Russian art institutes provided rigorous training in drawing and composition through which […] Read More

The Milkmaids and Friends

This exhibition centers around the popular painting by Nikolai Nikolaevich Baskakov “Milkmaids, Novella,” completed in 1962. The exhibition includes thematically related work by artists Nikolai Ivanovich Fechin, Valerian Mikhailovich Formozov, Aleksandr Mikhailovich Gerasimov, Evgeni Aleksandrovich Katsman, Yuri Leonidovich Katts, Sergei Arksentevich Kolyada, Petr Petrovich Konchalovsky, Vera Vasilevna Kuzmina, Vasili Kirillovich Nechitailo, Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin, Yuri […] Read More