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Exhibition of Paintings by Nicholas Roerich from Private Collections at the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich

October 8, 2012 saw a gala opening of the exhibition of paintings by the outstanding Russian artist Nicholas Roerich at the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich. The exhibition of his works from private collections was timed to the opening of the International Public and Scientific Conference "George Roerich 110th Birth Anniversary".

Ms Lyudmila V. Shaposhnikova, Director General of the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, announced to the participants of the event that the artistic heritage of Nicholas Roerich consists of about 7000 paintings, 3000 of which are preserved in different museums of Russia and abroad. As for another 4000 paintings, they are most likely in private ownership. The sixty paintings from private collections represented in this exhibition reflect different periods of Nicholas Roerich’s work. Most of them were created on the route of the Central Asian Expedition.

Mrs Natalia Cherkashina, Deputy Director General of the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, Head of the Department for the Museum Development, expressed her gratitude to the collectioners who helped organise this remarkable exhibition. She emphasised that this exhibition is not only a wonderful gift to Moscow but also a good opportunity to expand the scientific scope on this topic.


Mrs Olga Tsvetkova, co-worker of the ICR Publication Department, presented the Catalog of the Exhibition.

Two rare paintings by Svetoslav Roerich, the portrait of George Roerich and the painting “Yaks”, are also on view.

This exhibition, addressed to the widest audience, will be very interesting for those specialists who study the Roerichs’ heritage. The event was finished with a concert of soloists of the “Novaya Opera” theater who presented a wonderful program on the basis of Alexander Borodin's opera “Prince Igor”.


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