The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the Hermitage and the State Russian Museum of St Petersburg, as well as other museums of different Russian cities will be “temporarily free” to all visitors.
The free admission action kicks off on 1 October and will last for two months. However, each museum will create an individual schedule of visits.
The visitors of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts will be able to see the permanent exhibition “Piranesi: Before and After”. In honor of the World Sight Day, the museum will open an exhibition for the blind and visually impaired people with tactile replicas of works by Botticelli, Cranach, Chardin, Picasso, Gauguin, and Rousseau.
The visitors of Menshikov palace of the Hermitage will be able to see the painting «Gardens of Delights», created in the 16th century and attributed to the school of Bosch. Until 2015, the painting was considered a copy of the 19th century.
Other Russian museums will also take part in the initiative:
– the Yaroslavl Art Museum will open the exhibition “Ilya Repin and his followers;”
– Perm will show an exhibition on the Russian avant-garde with works by Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky and Natalia Goncharova,
– Primorskaya State Art Gallery of Vladivostok will host an exhibition named “A City Romance” with canvases from Vasily Surikov, Isaak Levitan, Viktor Vasnetsov and Konstantin Korovin.
The project will cover some of the museums of Astrakhan, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, and Tyumen.