Art Exhibitions


Armen Avetisian
- 1948-2003 - was one of the leaders of the Leningrad avant-garde from the 1970s to the beginning of the 1980s and an important artist of the contemporary Russian art scene. His memorial exhibition was presented at IFA (The St. Petersburg Creative Union of Artists) in March 2005. The memorial album is available from


Vladimir Semenov
An exhibition of his photography commemorated the city of St. Petersburg's 300th anniversary in spring of 2003. Entitled St. Petersburg: Light on Shadow, the exhibition also appeared in Bratsk, Irkutsk District, Russia. The exhibition catalogue is sold out.

Coming in 2006, In Black and White: "St. Petersburg Style" in Art, featuring three St. Petersburg artists-photographer Vladimir Semenov, poet Mikhail Ovchinninov and graphic artist Yevgeny Ukhnaliev


Tatyana Zhurkov
Recent solo exhibitions of Tatyana Zhurkov's sculpture include the award-winning You Name It! Art, Science, Genetics at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (2004), The State Russian Museum (2002) and The Forbes Collection (2002). Exhibition catalogue available from or

Necklaces by Tatyana Zhurkov have been featured at Barney's New York, OXOXO Gallery Baltimore, World of Stone St. Petersburg (2003 and 2004), and Gallery of Glass St. Petersburg (2004).

The latestů Zhurkov in Italy: Modern Visions/Ancient Traditions


Gennady Zubkov
"Made in America: Before and After September 11th" is an exhibition by Gennady Zubkov at the St.Petersburg Union of Artists commemorated the first anniversary of the tragedy. Organized in collaboration with the American Consulate General and the American Chamber of Commerce, the exhibit featured 25 paintings that expressed the artist's re-interpretation of canvases painted in the United States. Exhibition catalogue available from or


Yuri Petrochenkov
Exhibitions of Yuri Petrochenkov's Porcelain Art at Hillwood Museum, Rhode Island School of Design and Forbes Gallery, including lecture programs and a documentary film about the artist and his times.


Russian Folk Art
"The World of Russian Folk Art" is an exhibition and web site organized in collaboration with Georgetown University, the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Forbes Foundation. The exhibition has been developed over several years with seminars and planning conferences involving six Russian museums: Abramtsevo Museum-Estate, Russian Museum of Ethnography, Tretyakov Gallery, State Historical Museum, Sergiev Posad Museum of Folk Art and Sergiev Posad Toy Museum.