April 20 - July 24, 2017. "VASILY VERESHCHAGIN. TO THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARTIST" Exhibition in the State Russian Museum (the Benois Wing)
The exhibition is dedicated to the 175-th anniversary of Vasily Vereshchagin, world-known Russian artist famous mainly for his battle pieces. The exhibition will comprise over 220 works from the collection of the Russian museum, State Tretyakov gallery and other museums of Russia. Along with the acclaimed paintings of the Turkestan and Balkan series (1860-1880s) the exhibition will present the less known side of the artist’s oevre such as landscape sketches and ethnographic motifs (portraits and genre scenes). The large number of graphic works by Vereshchagin will also be on display for the first time. The exhibition will include documentary materials from the Russian museum archive and items of the everyday life from the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography connected with the name of Vasily Vereshchagin.