What to Do: Gawk at Antiques

Courtesy of Expo-parkRussian modernism is the exhibit's featured style.
The Central House of Artists is holding their spring Antique Salon starting this weekend. Over 200 galleries from all over Russia and other countries will exhibit at the week-long event. Items on display will be available for purchase.

The Russian art school will be represented at the Salon with works by such well-known masters as Isaac Levitan, Ivan Aivazovsky, Ilya Repin, Wassili Kandinsky, and Zinaida Serebryakova. There will be special thematic collections displaying Russian empire style, Russian avant-garde, French impressionists, carpets and tapestries, and works by such jewelry houses as Faberge, Khlebnikov, and Ovchinnikov.

The exhibition "Pipe and bottle," consisting of items from private collections, will be dedicated to bad habits and human weaknesses as depicted in European and Russian art. The Elisium Gallery and Maricevic Fine Art Gallery will present works by Russian emigre artists like Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova, Konstantin Korovin, and Filipp Malyavin. There will also be a collection of antique cash registers from the end of the 19th century on display.

The theme of this year's salon is Russian modernist style. A special exhibit will feature a fin-de-siecle study with modernist furniture, art from museums in Tver and Yaroslavl, and goddess sculptures by Mikhail Vrubel.

The XXIV Russian Antique Salon will take place from April 12 to 20. It is open from noon to 8 p.m daily. Admission is 500 rubles per person, valid for one day only.

Central House of Artists

10 Krymsky Val,

M. Oktyabrskaya or Park Kultury

238-0946