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Can A Dallas Museum Initiate A Thaw With Russia?

It’s worth a try. “It’s been nearly a decade since Russian state museums last loaned works from their vast and magnificent collections to U.S. institutions. For example, no art by Rembrandt, Matisse, Picasso, da Vinci, Monet, Pissarro, Van Gogh or Gauguin housed in Russia’s storied Hermitage Museum has appeared in the U.S. since the Russians withdrew from all lending agreements in 2010.” – Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Russia, Dallas, Visual, Hermitage Museum, 02.08.19, Dallas Museum Initiate

Putin praises 'unbroken' Leningrad on anniversary of wartime siege

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday praised Saint Petersburg's "unbroken" spirit as Russia marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II siege of Leningrad, which claimed more than 800,000 lives. Earlier in the day tanks and air-defence missile systems rolled through the heart of Saint Petersburg, formerly known as Leningrad, as crowds watched the performance in falling snow and temperatures of minus 11 degrees Celsius (12 Fahrenheit), some wrapped in blankets. The parade i...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Leningrad, Saint Petersburg, Hermitage Museum

Borbay’s 2018 — A True Banger For The Books

2018, you sly fox. While all-up in you, I traveled the world, took two trips to Vegas, painted like mad, was Artist-in-Residence at Teton Springs, golfed 100 rounds, played lots of hockey, auctioneer-ed a charity event; and even officiated my first wedding! With record sales, amazing collectors, great friends and a loving family at my …
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, Adventure, Paris, Clint Eastwood, 2018, Golf, Bill Murray, Twin Peaks, Year In Review, Bubbles, Reykjavik, Van Gogh, General Action, Trailer Park Boys

Art Newspaper Spotlights Cultural Diplomacy at Russia’s Hermitage Museum

The Art Newspaper profiles Hermitage Museum head Mikhail Piotrovsky and his efforts to spearhead cultural diplomacy through his museum.  “The last bridge to be blown up should be a cultural one,” he says. Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Art, News, Russia, Art News, Minipost, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Hermitage Museum

Top 10 Russian Places to visit in Summers – June to August

Summers in Russia are special and the most popular time for travellers to visit in the warm, pleasant weather. During this time, attractions are open all the time as opposed to winters when they operate at reduced hours. Russia is full of beautiful destinations for you to visit and we have curated a list of 10 Russian places that exude a special charm during summers and should be on your itinerary. Lake Turgoyak (Image Source: Shutterstock) The pristine Lake Turgoyak is surrounded by forested...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, China, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, Sochi, Arctic Circle, St Petersburg, Travel Guides, Stalin, Romanov, Red Square, UFA, Chelyabinsk

World Cup 2018: How the 'Oracle' Animals Fared in Their First Predictions

A resident cat of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg knew before the first match that Russia would come out on top.
Tags: News, Russia, St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum

Achilles The 'Psychic' Cat Predicts Russia Win In World Cup Opening Match

Achilles is a designated rat hunter at Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The museum veterinarian said the cat "loves his motherland and couldn't vote otherwise." (Image credit: Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
Tags: News, Russia, St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum

The world's best cities for cats

You’ve never missed posting a picture of your kitty every #caturday, you’ve bought your cat a custom bowtie, and you’ve had more than one relationship end because the other person was a “dog person.” You’re cat obsessed, and you’re starting to feel like people where you live don’t embrace this passion. It’s time to move to one of these cities, who celebrate the cuteness of felines better than anywhere else in the world. 1. Rome, Italy Photo: Sophie Lenoir With the exception of pampered pe...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Cats, Russia, Turkey, Taiwan, Rome, Egypt, Tokyo, Istanbul, St Petersburg, All, Istanbul Turkey, Tokyo Japan, St Petersburg Russia, Hermitage Museum

The artist who once sold a photo of a potato for $1 million just sold a cryptocurrency-inspired artwork called 'YELLOW LAMBO' for more than the price of an actual Lamborghini

Conceptual artist and photographer Kevin Abosch recently sold a blockchain-inspired artwork called "YELLOW LAMBO" for $400,000. The artwork is inspired by the hashtag #lambo, which is often used in cryptocurrency forums online.    Kevin Abosch's technology-inspired artwork and photography challenge the traditional perceptions of value. In 2016, Abosch sold a photograph of a potato for more than $1 million. In February, a group of 10 collectors purchased his virtual artwork "Forever Rose" for...
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The Hermitage Museum And Winter Palace Of St. Petersburg Russia

The State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia is comprised of six main buildings which includes the Winter Palace. Five of the total, are open to the public. Its total collections contain over three million items,of which only a small part is on permanent display. The site incorporates the largest collection of paintings in the world. It is our 10th stop in the series Journeys to Discovery. The Hermitage Museum is known for its impressive collection of Egyptian antiquities, classical...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, England, London, Tibet, Washington, France, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Paris, Moscow, Vatican, Belarus, Raphael

Book Notes - Scott Esposito "The Doubles"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Scott Esposito's The Doubles brilliantly blends memoir with film criticism. Alvaro Enrigue wrote of the book: "Scott Esposito is a true American cosmopolitan—full of ideas a...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Time, David, Eminem, Lars von Trier, Banksy, Killer Mike, Boyhood, David Lynch, Jay, Alex, Terrence Malick, Starr, Stephen, Robert Altman

Russia- The Vast Sprawl of Unexplored Amusements

Nature has endowed Russia with her bounties in aplenty and a Europe tour wouldn’t be complete without exploring this beautiful land of lakes and mountains. Just hop on the Trans-Siberian Railway to start your Russia tour and let your senses soak in the beauty of the verdant surroundings. One of the longest railway systems, the route will introduce you to this vast country and nothing can stop you from falling in love with the nation. On the way, get off at Lake Baikal and feel the impact of tha...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Moscow, Siberia, Kremlin, Lake Baikal, Saint Petersburg, Trans Siberian Railway, Kamchatka Peninsula, Hermitage Museum, R Niranjan Das, Saint Basil, Valley of Geysers

Hermitage head defies Russian Orthodox Church over cathedral

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The director of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg has urged the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to recall its bid for the city's landmark cathedral.
Tags: News, St Petersburg, Russian Orthodox Church, St Petersburg Russia, Hermitage Museum

Dancing and Driving with Art

Once again, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has organized an exhibition which showcases the marriage of cars and art. Its title, The Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring, refers to five vehicles painted by the beloved pop artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) during the last years of his short life. Haring was only 31 years old when he died of AIDS-related complications in 1990. Yes, his life ended tragically, but his art was and still is full of life and happy energy, whether it'...
Tags: News, Russia, New York City, Los Angeles, New York Times, Paris, Moscow, Npr, Rufus Wainwright, Edward, Huffington Post, St Petersburg, Keith Haring, Picasso, Mark Bradford, Matisse

Fur flies over stuffed animals in Russian art show

Taxidermy tabbies, as well as the stuffed and suspended corpses of dogs, rabbits and swans are not the only artwork in Jan Fabre's Hermitage Museum show, but they're raising the hackles of the Russian establishment. Criticism of the Belgian artist's installations in Russia's venerated temple of fine art have come from diverse groups, ranging from animal rights activists to religious elders, from the political right to the left. "This is psychological sadism," animal rights activi...
Tags: News, Russia, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Hermitage Museum, Jan Fabre

Art Brexit L.A.

As the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end". So last Sunday, I went to the Getty Museum to say my goodbyes to its exceptional exhibition London Calling, which presented the works of six major artists -- Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, and R.B. Kitaj. I've seen this exhibition several times, and each time it was crowded with visitors, which pleasantly surprised me. After all, none of these artists has been known for a desire to please t...
Tags: London, News, Los Angeles, New York Times, Beverly Hills, Npr, Getty, Rembrandt, Edward, Huffington Post, Hammer, St Petersburg, Juno, HUNTINGTON, KCRW, John Singer Sargent

Must See Exhibit: Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection

I’ve seen some great art exhibits this fall but the absolute Don’t miss/Do Whatever you can to see it show is Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton. The rare and possibly once in a lifetime show pays homage to Sergei Shchukin, one of the foremost art collectors of the 20th century. A textile industrialist from Moscow, Shchukin amassed an incredible and diversified collection of Impressionist and Modern art from the early 20th century. He befriended art de...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Paris, Moscow, Eiffel Tower, Charlotte, Matisse, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Hermitage Museum, Pushkin Museum, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Braque, Montmartre St Germain, Charlotte Puckette, Ethnic Paris Cookbook

4 of the Best Places to Explore on a Baltic Cruise

The Baltic Sea: the gateway to Northern Europe. Shrouded in ancient adventures a stories, this is a route that was once sailed by Viking explorers, and is now commonly home to cruise liners. The Baltic draws in those in search of culture, adventure, and a holiday that is a little different from the norm. Encompassing Germany, Russia and the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden and Finland, a Baltic cruise covers a vast range of scenery, architecture and histories. One of the most magical e...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Russia, Unesco, Finland, Estonia, Copenhagen, Baltic Sea, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Hans Christian Andersen, Travel Blog, Tallinn, Denmark Sweden, Scandinavian, Hermitage Museum

Art. Passion. Politics.

When a story about a great work of art hits the front page of a major newspaper, it usually means some kind of trouble: Fraud. Theft. Vandalism. But when two weeks ago the Los Angeles Times published an article with a reproduction of "Adam" and "Eve" by German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder -- the news was good, at least for the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Norton Simon purchased these paintings in 1971 from descendants of the Russian aristocratic family, who claimed that af...
Tags: News, Russia, Berlin, Brooklyn, United States, New York Times, Paris, Moscow, Npr, Edward, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, St Petersburg, Gauguin, Ny Times, U S District Court

The Legacy Of The Second Most Important Leonardo In The World

When you hear the name "Leonardo," who is the first person that comes to mind? If his last name is DiCaprio, we don't blame you. He's a bona fide movie star, a founding member of "The Pussy Posse," and (finally) an Oscar-winning actor. But we're here to talk about the OG Leonardo. Leonardo da Vinci.Where to begin? He was a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer. He was born April 15, 1452, and his artistic legacy has ...
Tags: Milan, Washington, France, Americas, World, Leo, National Gallery, Pussy Posse, Christ, Mona Lisa, Paris France, Mary, Venice Italy, London England, DiCaprio, Mary Magdalene

Restoring Palmyra, the ancient city in Syria recently retaken from ISIS

The director of Russia's renowned Hermitage Museum, which has an important collection of sculptures from Palmyra, has offered its expertise to help restore the ancient Syrian city retaken by President Bashar al-Assad's forces from the Islamic State group. "Restoring Palmyra is the responsibility of all of us," said Mikhail Piotrovsky, surrounded by displays of tomb stones, sculptures and coins from Palmyra at the museum in Saint Petersburg.
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, Russia, Syria, Palmyra, Bashar Al Assad, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Hermitage Museum

Aleksandr Sokurov's Francofonia proves if you have the Louvre, you have everything you need

Ben Stiller and director Shawn Levy have delivered three Nights at the Museum over the past decade. Not to be outdone, Russian filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov presents an art-house followup to 2002's Russian Ark, which imagined 200 years of history at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, crammed into a bravura, single-take 100 minutes.
Tags: Ben Stiller, St Petersburg, Shawn Levy, Hermitage Museum, Aleksandr Sokurov

US returns stolen archival material to Russia

" Captivated by art and history as a youth, Vladimir Feinberg began stealing items from the Hermitage Museum three decades ago and later from the Russian national archives. On Thursday, some of them found their way back to Russia after U.S. investigators tracked them down and returned them to Russia.
Tags: Russia, US, Hermitage Museum, Vladimir Feinberg

Mikhail Piotrovsky: ‘Culture is always above politics’

The director of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg discusses censorship, following in his father’s footsteps, and what Tolstoy tells us about RussiaMikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, 71, is the director of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Next year he celebrates 25 years in the role. He has been described by Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum, as “the greatest museum director in the world”. Born in Armenia, Piotrovsky worked as an archaeologist and interpreter before taki...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Museums, Moscow, Armenia, British Museum, St Petersburg, Tolstoy, War And Peace, Neil MacGregor, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Hermitage Museum

British Museum right to loan Parthenon marbles to Russia, says minister

Sajid Javid defends decision to let sculptures go to Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, saying culture is bigger than politicsThe British Museum was right to loan part of the Partheon marbles to a museum in Russia because cultural boycotts do not work, the UK culture secretary, Sajid Javid, will say in a speech on Sunday.Talking at the Union of Jewish Students, Javid will say the decision to allow the headless statue of a Greek river-god, Ilissos, to go on display in the State Hermitage Museum i...
Tags: UK, Russia, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Sajid Javid, Parthenon marbles, British Museum, St Petersburg, Javid, State Hermitage Museum, Hermitage Museum

Greece's fight for Elgin Marbles gets backing from rival Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Neil MacGregor , director of the British Museum, Mikhail Piotrovsky , director of Hermitage Museum, stand near the sculpture of the Greek river god Ilissos at the State Hermitage Museum on December 5, 2014 in St. Petersburg. Part of the "Elgin Marbles", named after British diplomat Lord Elgin who took them from Greece's in 1803, has left Britain for the first time since they were taken from the Parthenon, on loan to a Russian museum.
Tags: Greece, Britain, Parthenon, Elgin Marbles, St Petersburg, Ahmet Davutoglu, Neil MacGregor, State Hermitage Museum, Hermitage Museum, British Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky, Ilissos, Lord Elgin

On the road with Neil MacGregor, the man who uses culture to win friends

The British Museum’s director is adept at forging links where politicians have failed. As Russia’s Hermitage gains from his latest negotiations over the Parthenon marbles, one BBC journalist recalls watching past triumphs unfoldNeil MacGregor chose his words with characteristic care and wit as he unveiled the river god Ilissos in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, alongside an icy river Neva. “The more chilly the politics between governments, the more important the relationship between museu...
Tags: Education, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Bbc, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Parthenon marbles, British Museum, St Petersburg, Neva, MacGregor, Neil MacGregor

Greece outraged by British Museum sculpture loan

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum has loaned one of the Parthenon Marbles to Russia's Hermitage Museum — the first time in 200 years that any of the ancient sculptures, whose return has been strongly demanded by Greece, has left Britain.
Tags: London, Greece, Russia, Ap, British Museum, Hermitage Museum

Greek PM outraged by British Museum sculpture loan

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum has loaned one of the Parthenon Marbles to Russia's Hermitage Museum — the first time in 200 years that any of the ancient sculptures, whose return has been strongly demanded by Greece, has left Britain.
Tags: London, Greece, Russia, Ap, British Museum, Hermitage Museum