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March, 29, 2006 - November, 3, 2006

Spain, Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum

Organized by:
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Hermitage Museum, Moscow Kremlin Museums

Covered icon of St. Nicholas the Miracle-WorkerThe grandiose exhibition named "Russia!" was opened on March, 29, in Bilbao city of Spain. It is placed in the most wonderful example of the contemporary architecture - the Guggenheim Museum, built according to the project of Frank O. Gehry, Canadian architect, in 1997. With a little alteration the exhibition reproduces the display, shown not long ago in the Guggenheim Museum of New York. It represents six main periods of the Russian art history, i.e. the icon  age from the XIIIth through the XVIIth centuries; the XVIIIth and early XIXth centuries, the epoch of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great; the "golden age" and a group of artists historically known  as the Wanderers; the Avant-garde of the early XXth century; the art known as Socialist Realism of the 1930s and 1940s and the modern art. The exhibits were brought from the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Hermitage Museum.

The Moscow Kremlin Museums have rendered 28 exhibits, including masterpieces of the Russian icon painting, right side and fancy embroidery, jewellery of the XVth-XVIIth centuries (in particular, works by the makers of the Armoury Chamber ). Liturgical vessels,  Gospels and ornate icons, canonicals of clergymen reveal the beauty and magnificence of the Orthodox religious service.