State Central Theater Museum. Bakhrushin on the eve of the anniversary will launch an exhibition marathon, which will show 125 masterpieces from the museum's storage. On display are rare items representing personal items and the work of theatrical figures.
Karl Gippius. House A.A. Bahrushin. 1896. The State Central Theater Museum. Bakhrushina, Moscow
Among them are theatrical costumes and autographs of Mikhail Shchepkin, Fedor Chaliapin, Matilda Kshesinskaya, Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya, as well as sketches of the scenery by Mikhail Vrubel, Nikolai Roerich, Alexander Benois and other artists.
The exhibition will feature one of the first exhibits in the collection of the Bakhrushinsky Museum – the glove of Maria Ermolova with the imprint of the make-up of the great Italian tragedian Tommaso Salvini, as well as the unique manuscript of Alexander Griboedov’s comedy “Woe from Wit”, a rare collection of binoculars and other items.
According to the organizers, the museum opens its funds to introduce as many people as possible to a unique collection. The marathon will open with a sketch of the scenery for Modest Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov by Alexander Golovin.
The Bakhrushin Museum celebrates its birthday on October 29. On this day in 1894, the young merchant Alexei Bakhrushin first presented his theater collection to the public. Today, the museum has more than 1.5 million exhibits.
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