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Art Gallery RSBIC "The Smolensk State Museum- Preserve"


Phone: (4812) 38-74-41, 8 910 113 26 98

Address: 214000, Smolensk region, Smolensk City, Communisticheskaya Street, 4

Location: from the Railway Station to Tukhachevskiy Street by bus or by fixed-route taxi№ 10, № 21,№ 22,№ 40, № 41,by tram № 7; from Collhoznaya Square to Glinka Street by bus or by fixed-route taxi № 21, № 42

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Internet:
    www.russianmuseums.info/M2311 - official web page
    The Smolensk State Museum-Preserve - W1508, official web site www.smolensk-museum.ru/

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Description:
    The Art Gallery is situated in a restored the former building of Tsar Alexander the II Technical High School. More than 400 works of painting, drawing and sculpture of the 14th - 20th centuries are placed on its two floors.

    The collection of the history-and-ethnography collection M. K. Tenisheva's museum "The Russian Antique" (1898), the private collections of Baryshnikovs, Panins, Obolenskiys, Hludovs, Haleckaya as well as collections from the Department of IZO of the People's Committee of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic are the basis of the museum collection of art. Among the artists who took part in the creation of the museum's collection while their being in Smolensk there are such names as F. Pastuhov, P. Lalenkov, M. Hozerov, Ch. Stefanskiy, N. Yablonskiy, B. Lebedev, A. Buleachov.

    The exposition of the Russian art is presented by the wide row of art-works from the ancient Russian icons to the masters of the beginning of the 20th century. Among them there are the portraits V. Tropinin, V. Rokotov, I. Repin; the landscapes of I. Levitan, I. Aivazovskiy; the sculptures of P. Antokolskiy; the masterpieces of A. Benois, A. Kuinju, K. Somov, R. Falk andN. Roerich.

    The exposition of the Soviet art contains the considerable art-works of the 1920th - 1980th years including the art-works of the Smolensk artists.

    The collection of the Western Europe paintings of the 15th -16thcenturies is rich and diverse. It distinguishes itself not only for the great number of works but for the wide range of the schools of painting (Italian, Dutch, Flemish, French, German) as well as the highest level of art. One can see the pictures of Arellano, Kessel and Zurbaran in the Art Galle




Museum's building(s):
    It's one the most beautiful buildings in the center of Smolensk- the former building of Tsar Alexander the II Technical High School (1877). It has the imposingness of a palace. The authors of the project are the province architect O.F. Harten and M. F. Meisher. Originally the central volume of the building was three-storied and the flank wings were two-storied. The facades of the building are implemented in the forms of eclectics with the Russian Revival style and the Gothic style, so typical for the architecture of the 19th century. The plan of the building forms a rectangular opened from one side. The contemporaries of the 19th centuryliked its silhouette and the contrast pink-and-white coloring of its facades.

    By the present moment the building has been restored, the three-sectioned staircase has been reconstructed and the open-work steps have been preserved. The buildingis adjoined with gates having an arched passageand a wicket-gate stylized like the Roman Architecture. Above the arch in an icon-case crowned with a crown there's a coat of arms with a cannon




Museum foundator: Mariya Klavdiyevna Tenisheva (1858-1928)


Museum's services:
   museum shop, lecture hall

Next to the museum there are:
    hotels and restaurants


for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (4812) 38-25-67, 38-74-41



Foundation and opening day:
    opened: 1920г.

Organisation status:
   State Russia

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    culture for society, scientific, educational

Classification:
    Historical,Painting art


Squares:
    permament show rooms 466,9м2
    museum's parks 0,1га

Employee number:
    28 (curators: 8)

Average visitors per year:
    11360


Specific departments:
    restoration dep. (живопись, графика, керамика, ткани, темперная живопись, дерево)

Rare collections (unique items):
    The Western Europe paintings - 400 things
    The ancient Russian art
    The Russian art of the 18th century
    The art of the 19th century
    The art of the edge of the 19 - 20th centuries
    The paintings of the early 20th century



Publications:
    The province art museum in the changing Russia: collected reports to the practice and research conference. Smolensk, 2001.
    The German paintings of the 17th - early 20thcentury in the collection of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve: a catalogue of the exhibition. Moscow, 2005.
    The Museum Bulletin. Researches of the research officers. Parts 1- 5 for the years of 2005 - 2011.
    The Russian art of the 18th - 19th centuries: a guide-book on the Art Gallery of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve. 2006.
    The Russian art of the late 19th- early 20thcenturies: a small guide-book on the Art Gallery of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve. 2007.
    The ancient Russian paintings of the15th -18th centuries: asmall guide-book on the Art Gallery of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve. 2008.
    The Western Europe art of the early 15th - early 20th centuries: asmall guide-book on the Art Gallery of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve. 2008.
    The art-works of S. V. Malutin: the album drawings, projects, outlines and sketches from the collection of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve: a catalogue. Smolensk, 2009. Parts:1 - 4
    The saved cultural values: a small book of the exhibition. Smolensk, 2009.
    The Italian paintings of the 15th - 19th centuriesfrom the collection of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve: a catalogue. Smolensk, 2010.
    The French paintings of the 17th - the first half of the 20th century: a catalogue. Smolensk, 2010.
    The Art Gallery: a small book. Smolensk, 2010.
    The Soviet political poster. 1917 - 1930. The collection of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve: a catalogue. Smolensk, 2010.
    The Smolensk Art Gallery: an album-catalogue. Moscow, 2011.
   
    CD disks:
    Nicolay Konstantinovich Roerich and Smolensk. The art-works from the collection of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve
    The Dutch paintings of the 16th century from the collection of the Smolensk Museum-Preserve
    The art-works of Sergey Vasilyevich Malutin (1859 - 1937). The album drawings projects, outlines and sketches


Web sites and CD-disks:
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