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October 8 – November 6, 2011

Vrubel Exhibition Will Celebrate Artist’s 155 Anniversary

An exhibition dedicated to the 155th anniversary of the outstanding Russian painter Mikhail Vrubel. The exhibition is themed Vrubel and Kyiv as the Russian artist spent several years of his life in the Ukrainian capital (1884-1889) and created some of his best works: Angel with Censer and Candle, The Oriental Tale, and Girl Against a Persian Carpet Background. In Kyiv Vrubel first began his work on the image of the devil.

The upcoming exhibit will be the 10th time that Vrubel’s works are displayed in the Ukrainian capital. Such shows are held at the Kyiv National Museum of Russian Art since 1976. The Museum’s collection of the works by Mikhail Vrubel which he created in Ukraine is one of the largest in the world.

The festive exhibition will have four sections – “Details”, “People”, “Flowers”, and “Gods, Angels, and Prophets”. About 120 art pieces will be displayed at the event.

The event will also feature lectures, a piano recital, and theater performances for children.

Mikhail Vrubel lived between 1856, and 1910. He authored a number of Symbolist style paintings that now belong to the world cultural heritage.

Official Web site of the Kyiv National Museum of Russian Art

When: October 8 – November 6, 2011

Where: Kyiv National Museum of Russian Art, 9 Tereshchenkovskaya St., Kyiv