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"A Window to Russia" Religious Art Exhibition Opens at Taganrog's Alferaki Palace

September 14, 2022: a new exhibition was unveiled to the public at "Alferaki Palace" (the common name for Taganrog Museum of Local Lore and History) within the framework of City Day celebrations. Until November 13 visitors of the museum are welcome to see the exhibition "A Window to Russia: Religious Art of Peter the Great's Time".

The exhibition is dedicated to Peter the Great's 350th birth anniversary and shows Russian ecclesiastical art at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. Over 40 exhibit items come from The Central Andrey Rublev Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art in Moscow. Some of the icons bear a date, for example "St. John the Almsgiver - Patriarch of Jerusalem" of 1705, painted by Cyrill Ulanoff.

The objects on display are experimental works of their time, created by Karp Zolotaryov and his fellow artists based on the European model. A special area is dedicated to provincial religious art of the time.

The opening ceremony brought together Rostov Oblast Minister of Culture Anna Dmitrieva, Taganrog City Manager Mikhail Solonitsin, director of Taganrog Group of Museums Yelizaveta Lipovenko, deputies of Taganrog City Council, municipal officials of Taganrog Local Government, research fellows of Taganrog Group of Museums (TGLIAMZ) and Taganrog Museum of Art.

The exhibition is open Sunday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Venue: Taganrog Museum of Local Lore and History (Alferaki Palace), Ulitsa Frunze 41.