The exhibition will have 16th-century manuscripts and icons on display, which tell a story about a military expedition, the town’s foundation, decorations of its monasteries and cathedrals, and first saints of the land that distinguished themselves and rose to fame. For the first time will Moscow see icons of the two unique Sviyazhsk iconostases — from the wooden Trinity Church and the stone Assumption Cathedral. They have no matches in terms of completeness and composition.
Patrons of the exhibition will also be able to see rare pieces of 16th-century pictorial embroidery from the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan. Those liturgical artifacts were donated by Russian voivodes and priests to cathedrals and monasteries of Kazan and Sviyazhsk. One of them, an altar cloth with an image of Our Lady of Kazan, is the oldest representation of the famous miracle-working icon that survived until today.
The exhibition will include about 100 items from the collections of the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan and the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan, Museums of the Moscow Kremlin, State Historical Museum, Murom History and Art Museum, Zvenigorod History, Architecture and Art Museum, Yaroslavl State History, Architecture and Art Museum and Reserve, Russian State Library, and Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The exhibition is organized within the framework of a long-term cooperation with the Republic of Tatarstan.
December 30, 2017 (Saturday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
December 31, 2017 (Sunday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors:
- The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov - until 18.00 (last admission until 17.00).
- Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum - until 17.00 (last admission until 16.00).
January 1, 2018 (Monday) - exhibitions are closed for visiting.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov are open for visits from January 2 to 7, working hours as usual. January 8 - day off.
Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum are open for visits from January 3 to 7 as usual, on January 8 and 9 - day off.
Congratulations on the upcoming holidays and we are waiting in the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery!
(with valid ID)