Best Russian institutions to study art

You feel like it is not enough reading books, attending lectures and watching movies about art all by yourself? In this case, it is worth thinking about getting a proper education in this area. To my regret, there are very few educational institutions in Russia where art is presented in a modern and high-quality way. A small number of decent institutions has one big disadvantage ...

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Gifts ideas for an art lover

The New Year’s Eve and Christmass are coming, there is a question: What gifts to choose for your family, friends and colleagues. What to give to the person who is fond of or who works in the field of art? This list is suitable for both the New Year and any other occasion, and the cost is completely different.

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How to prep for the Durer’s, Rembrandt’s and Cranach’s works exhibition

On December 28, the Arkhangelsk Museum of fine arts will open an exhibition of works by Durer, Cranach the Elder and Rembrandt from the collection of the Kaliningrad Museum of fine arts. You can come and just enjoy the art of the masters for sure. But I always recommend attending exhibitions being prepared, even if you are attending an excursion program. How to prepare: what ...

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Nikolay Kolyada

A week ago, on December 4, Nikolay Kolyada and his theater celebrated a joint birthday. On the morning 29 November I arrived in Yekaterinburg and that evening went in “Kolyada theater” to watch the performance “Woe from wit”. The theater occupies a former cinema building in the city center, which is why it has a specific layout and atmosphere. Nikolay was very busy that day, ...

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Antalya Archeological Museum

In mid-October, while on vacation in Antalya, I wanted to visit the local center of culture and art (Antalya Kültür Sanat). By chance, my friends brought me to this Archeological Museum instead of exhibitions of contemporary Istanbul artists. The first thought was: “for what?” — I’m not a fan of looking at antiquities. However, I was delighted with the Museum and its collection, and did ...

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