Art Museums and Galleries
“ArtEgo” gallery was established in 2005 in St.Petersburg, Russia and is a part of a humanitarian project of a city association “Artists Village”. The main goal of this project was to promote arts and culture. Since those years have been carried out several publishing projects, a number of exhibitions and festivals, in collaboration with “Artists Village”, leading exhibition halls, museum and cultural institutions.
“ArtEgo” gallery is the official representative and carries the exclusive right to promote and sell pictures of many Russian painters:
Erarta is the largest museum of contemporary art in Russia, located in Saint Petersburg. Its name means "era of art". The collection of the museum counts over 2,300 works of contemporary artists: paintings, graphics, sculptures, intallations, video-art etc.
The story of the Tretyakov Gallery began on May 22, 1856, when Pavel Tretyakov, the collector, merchant and textile manifacturer, bought two paintings of Russian artists: 'Temptation' by N.G. Schilder and 'Skirmish with Finnish Smugglers' by V.G. Khudyakov. Aiming at establishing a museum of Russian national school of painting, Tretyakov dedicated more than 40 years of his life to it. In 1892 Tretyakov presented his collection to Moskow as a gift.
The Russian Museum (former Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III) is the biggest depository of Russian art in the world, located in the historical centre of Saint Petersburg. The Russian Museum was established under Nicolaus III in 1895, and in Martch 1898 it was inaugurated.
Hermitage Museum is one of the biggest art, historical and cultural museums in the world, located in Saint Petersburg. The history of the Hermitage begins in 1764, when Catherine the Great started her private art collection. Until the middle of the 19th century only the priveledged were allowed to vitit it. Thanks to Nicolas I the Hermitage became a public museum in 1852.
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