This Weekend in St. Petersburg: January 19-20
This weekend is packed with all sorts of art exhibitions to fit any taste, so pick the one you like most or mix it all up!
Claude Monet’s Masterpieces at Etagi
If you’re anything like me and prefer Impressionism to any other art movement, you’ll be delighted to hear that the Etagi creative space is currently hosting an exhibition of high-quality reproductions of Claude Monet’s best works. A total of 60 paintings are on display, each provided with a detailed description. The exhibition is open till February 14. Entrance fee is 200 rubles and includes access to the Etagi’s picturesque rooftop terrace.
For those who want to learn more about the renowned artist and his masterpieces, there are also guided tours organized four times a week: on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm (NB: on January 20, the tour will kick off at 5 pm). Note that you have to pay 200 rubles extra and register in advance if you want to participate.
Scary Tales by Bosch and Bruegel at Lumiere Hall
In case you want to get a deeper insight into the world of art (way too deep, to my taste) and don’t mind some creepiness (a lot of creepiness, actually), consider visiting an exhibition featuring Dutch Renaissance painters Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel’s works and held at Lumiere Hall from January 1 till March 10. Tickets start at 350 rubles and can be purchased here.
Boris Kustodiev’s Russia at Brodsky’s Museum
2018 marked the 140th birthday anniversary of the renowned Russian painter Boris Kustodiev. To commemorate this occasion, Isaak Brodsky’s museum organizes an exhibition of Kustodiev’s watercolors. The exhibition includes 23 paintings and drawings which were exhibited for the first time nearly 100 years ago, in 1920. The museum is open from 11am till 7pm every day except Monday and Tuesday. Admission fee is 300 rubles.
Rudolph Wilde’s Exquisite Porcelain at Hermitage
For those interested in Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and the Neo-Russian style, the Hermitage State Museum organizes an exhibition of Rudolph Wilde’s Works: Porcelain, Glass, Graphics. A graduate of the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, Rudolph Wilde worked at the Imperial Porcelain Factory at the beginning of the XX century. A total of 150 items are on display, each a reflection of the bygone era when the Russian Empire transformed into the Soviet Union. The exhibition is open till March 31.
Enjoy your weekend!