Visit our Pre-Raphaelites exhibition
11 June – 13 October 2013, The Pushkin State Museum of fine Arts, Moscow
From 11 June – 13 October 2013 at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts the first major exhibition of the renowned Pre-Raphaelites movement will be shown in Russia. The exhibition is organised by the Museum, Tate, Charity Fund “Art, Science and Sport” founded by Alisher Usmanov, and in partnership with the British Council.
The show will include many of the most famous works by these British artists who transformed traditional aesthetics and who revolutionised the arts in the Victorian era.
The Pre-Raphaelites’ works rarely leave the UK so this exhibition is unique in its international reach: after stunning success at London’s Tate Britain and Washington’s National Gallery of Art the world tour will continue in Moscow and then to Tokyo.
The Moscow show will include over 80 paintings and pieces of applied arts from British and American museums and private collections including gems from the Tate collection – “Ophelia” and “Mariana” by John Everett Millais, “Proserpine” and “The Beloved” (“The Bride”) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The exhibition will provide an overview of the Pre-Raphaelites’ work in various forms over more than fifty years.
- A wide educational programme has been developed alongside the exhibition. The Museum will hold a series of lectures, excursions, guided tours and discussions with the exhibition curator, as well as the first ever event in the style of the popular “Late at Tate” format – “Pre-Raphaelites: Evening in the Museum”. Other venues across Moscow will host additional lectures by British experts, curated by the British Council. In addition, children and adults alike can participate in a range of workshops and exciting competitions.
- As literature was such an important part of this artistic movement, the British Council has supported a range of literary projects to extend the reach of the exhibition. Collaborating with the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature to organise a professional seminar for translators this has resulted in the joint publication of the first Russian anthology of the Pre-Raphaelites’ poetry “The Poetic World of the Pre-Raphaelites. New Translations”. The British Council also supported a special edition of Foreign Literature magazine featuring Pre-Raphaelite poetry and prose.
- The main source of news about the exhibition, and an extensive range of additional resources about the Pre-Raphaelites, is the website – the first dedicated site for an exhibition at the Pushkin Museum.