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Where to go in Moscow and St. Petersburg on 22 and 23 December

Exhibition of paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and the exhibition of antique scarves and shawls, a concert of Christmas music and the festival of Vertep theatres. Plan your weekend in Moscow and St. Petersburg with a digest of the portal “Culture.Of the Russian Federation”.

Moscow: “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Viva la Vida”

In the Central exhibition hall “Manege” opens the exhibition “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Viva la Vida”. Visitors will see paintings and drawings of the famous couple from the collection of the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico, Mexican galleries “Arvil” and from the collection of the grandson of artist Juan Coronel Rivera. The exhibition includes paintings by Frida Kahlo “self-Portrait with monkey”, “the Broken column”, “Hospital Henry Ford” and “Russian pictures” by Diego Rivera, which he did in 1956 in the USSR. The collection will complement the video footage and documentary photographs from the Russian archives.

Read more about the exhibition “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Viva la Vida”.

Moscow: “Save my speech forever”

At the Jewish Museum and tolerance centre, you can visit the exhibition for the 80th anniversary of the death of the poet Osip Mandelstam. Offers installation on motives of the documentary film Roma Liberov “Save my speech forever” and a collection of collages by designer Irina Goryacheva. In the exhibition they coexist with personal items and autographs of the poet, who exhibited for the first time. The exhibition programme also — Mandel festival, which will include poetry readings and a screening of the film Roma Liberov.

Read more about the exhibition “Save my speech forever”.

Moscow: the exhibition “new year rush”

All-Russian Museum of decorative-applied and folk art presents a collection of antique dolls and toys of the XIX century. It exhibits porcelain dolls, mechanical watch with animal figures — jacquemarts, and human mechanisms — automatons. Among them you can see a clown who performs stunts fashionista with puff and mirror and the young man who plays the banjo.

Read more about the exhibition “new year rush”.

Moscow: Christmas fair at the Pushkin Museum

Centre “Museyon” the Pushkin Museum invites you to a Christmas fair. This weekend you can buy books at a discount and gifts with sketches, hand-painted ceilings of the Main building of the Museum. A day in the “Museyon” will be held performances of Home theater today Epelbaum “the Man who invented the snow” and “snow Queen”. And on Sunday in the Music room will be a marathon of Christmas cartoons “Soyuzmultfilm”.

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Read more about the Christmas fair at the Pushkin Museum.

Moscow: a Christmas concert “White Christmas”

On Saturday, the eve of Catholic Christmas in Moscow state Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky will pass a concert “White Christmas”. Will perform on stage of the Moscow male choir conducted by Valery Rybin, Cantus children’s choir and chamber orchestra Antonio Orchestra. The repertoire of the musicians — choral works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Heinrich Handel, traditional Christmas songs, as well as the hits of XX century — “Pie Jesu” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.

Read more about the Christmas concert “White Christmas”.

Saint Petersburg: “Scarves and shawls in Russia XVIII–XXI centuries”

In the exposition of the Russian Museum — the collection of scarves and shawls of silk and brocade, cotton and wool. Among them are products fortified factories of Russia in the early XIX century, Vologda lace scarves, Orenburg down shawls-webs, Nizhny Novgorod and Kargopol gold-embroidered handkerchiefs. At the exhibition visitors will see how changing the technology of weaving and making traditional women’s hats from the XVIII to the early XXI century.

Read more about the exhibition “Handkerchiefs and shawls in Russia XVIII–XXI centuries”.

Saint-Petersburg: exhibition “the Taoists on the way to immortality”

In the Museum of the history of religion opened the first in St.-Petersburg the exhibition devoted to the history of Taoism in China. The exhibition presents fragments of an illustrated manuscript which was created in the XVII century to house the Imperial library of the Qing. The book “lives of the Taoist saints” includes more than 200 sheet — the exhibition will show 20 of them. But her guests will be able to see Chinese folk woodcut paintings, amulets and other artifacts of the Museum of the history of religion.

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Read more about the exhibition “the Taoists on the way to immortality”.

Saint-Petersburg: the exhibition “Radical fluidity. The grotesque in art”

Museum of art of Saint Petersburg of the XX–XXI centuries invites to the exhibition “Radical fluidity. The grotesque in art”. In her exhibition — the surrealist work of artists from different countries of the world. Visitors will be able to see the “Tower hamlet” with headless bodies — a picture of Viktor Vilner, vampire “Meal” by Tatiana Nazarenko, the mystical eye of the philosopher Schopenhauer in a grotesque portrait by françois-Xavier Delmar and many other paintings, sculptures and installations.

Read more about the exhibition “Radical fluidity. The grotesque in art”.

Saint Petersburg: concert by Ignat Solzhenitsyn, and Gidon Kremer

In the Great hall of St. Petersburg academic Philharmonic. Shostakovich concert to be held the XIX International winter festival “arts Square”. On the stage will perform well-deserved collective of Russia Symphony orchestra under the baton of Ignat Solzhenitsyn. The musicians will perform Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” by Ludwig van Beethoven and the Concerto No. 4 for violin and orchestra by Alfred Schnittke. The solo in the Concert will be violinist Gidon Kremer, who played the lead role and during the premiere of in 1984. That he and Alfred Schnittke dedicated his composition.

Read more about the concert by Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Gidon Kremer.

Sankt-Petersburg the VII international festival “Christmas mystery”

The Russian Museum of Ethnography invites you at the VII international festival “Christmas mystery”. Visitors will represent the Orthodox and Catholic Nativity theaters. The festival involved teams from Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the Belarusian troupe of the national Christmas theatre — Batleyka and the Nativity crib. In addition to performances, the program — concerts of folk groups and choirs, art workshops and an exhibition of paintings “fairy Tale Christmas”.

Read more about VII International festival “Christmas mystery”.

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