Russian Museum’s first foreign branch in Spain announces exhibition plans

Russian Museum's first foreign branch in Spain announces exhibition plans
Peasants Dancing, Natalia Goncharova (1911)

2 March 2015
Text Sabina Minalto

The first foreign branch of St Petersburg’s State Russian Museum, which will open this month in Malaga, has announced its exhibition plans. The first exhibition in the new site — housed in a former tobacco factory built in the 1920s — will be called Russian Art XV-XX, and will include around 100 works of art from seminal artists from the 15th to the 20th century, including Alexey Venetsianov, Zinaida Serebriakova, Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall.

The first temporary exhibition will be Russian Art in the Diaghilev Age, and will present paintings, diagrams and sculptures from key artists working during the Diaghilev era at the start of the 20th century, including Léon Bakst, Mikhail Vrubel and Natalia Goncharova.

A ten-year agreement for the museum was signed in May last year in St Petersburg between the mayor of Málaga, Francisco de la Torre, the director of the Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal, José Maria Luna, and representatives of the Russian Museum.