Russian art, art museums, galleries

Art in Russia, Russian art museums and galleries, contemporary Russian art; Saint Petersburg and Moscow art museums; a guide to websites


Architecture *

Architecture. The Art and Culture of Russia
The history of Russian art, 19th century Russian paintings, icons.

Russian architecture, Wikipedia entry.

List of Russian architects, Wikipedia entries. is a leading Russian architectural magazine. It is an independent publication that covers national and international architecture, urbanism and heritage preservation.

Constructivist architecture, Wikipedia entry.

New buildings in Russia. e-architect

The Russian Church, Sofia

Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Wikipedia.

Auctions *

MacDougall’s Fine Art Auctions, London
MacDougall’s is the only fine art auction house to specialize exclusively in Russian art. The biannual sales during London’s Russian Art Week in June and December feature works by Russian masters from the 19th to the 21st century, works on paper, icons and works of art. All staff members are Russian speakers and collaborate with leading Russian art experts, institutions and artists.

Famous Russian Artists *

See: A list of Russian artists

Directories of Russian artists *

Artcyclopedia Russian artists index.

List of Russian artists. Wikipedia

20th-century Russian painters. Wikipedia

19th-century Russian painters. Wikipedia

Art Russia
An online gallery of contemporary Russian art for sale.

An online encyclopaedia of Russian artists, movements and works of art

Russian Art
An online catalogue of paintings by major Russian artists.

Russian Paintings Gallery
A painting gallery dedicated to contemporary Russian painting, as well as graphic arts, sculpture, icons, mosaics, and Russian crafts.These works of art are for sale online.

Wikipedia entry on Russian art and artists.

Art of Odessa
Fine art paintings for sale.

Avant-Garde movements in Russian art *

The Russian Avant-Garde, Wikipedia entry.

The Tretykov Gallery

Blogs *

Russian Art
A blog from Lazare Gallery devoted to bringing Russian art lovers up to date news and information regarding important events occuring in the world of Russian ‘realist’ art.

Collecting Russian Art
A resource for news and information about Russian Realist art of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on investing, collecting.

A Soviet Poster A Day

Art Territory is an art and culture website in Latvian, Russian, and English, which focuses on Baltic, Scandinavian, and Russian art and its manifestations elsewhere in the world. Art Territory would like to become your eyes and ears for looking into artists’ studios, listening to their opinions, and documenting their participation in the most important art events.

Russian figurative painting.

RUSSIA! is an independent magazine devoted entirely to Russia-related topics, with strong reporting, cutting-edge Russian graphic design and a healthy dose of sarcasm.


Constructivists *

Constructivism and Suprematism in Soviet Russia, an overview.

Constructivist works of art at MOMA.

Constructivist works of art in The Guggenheim.

Introduction to Constructivism and Rodchkenko’s Collage.

Russian Constructivism, an article with examples at The Art History Archive.

Constructivism, Wikipedia entry.

Contemporary Russian artists *


Erarta Galleries
Erarta Galleries aim to introduce clients to the most exciting contemporary Russian artists as well as to discover and support emerging new talents by giving them access to the global art market through flagship galleries in St. Petersburg, London and Hong Kong.

Garry Tatintsian Gallery

Marina Gisich Gallery

Gisich Art Gallery

Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery

Kremlin Museums

Moscow artists at the Russian Art Gallery

Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Museums and galleries in Moscow.

RuArts fine art gallery.

Tretyakov Gallery

Contemporary and 20th-century art in Russia: web portals, galleries, museums

The Russian Art Gallery
Prominent contemporary Russian artists.

List of 20th-century Russian painters. Wikipedia entries.

Artcyclopedia, a directory of Russian artists with works of art in museums.

Art-Volga Gallery
Original paintings by contemporary Russian artists for sale.

Erarta is the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia, located in Saint Petersburg.

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich, Garage is the first philanthropic institution in Russia to create a comprehensive public mandate for contemporary art. Providing opportunities for dialogue, as well as the production of new work and ideas, the Museum’s extensive program of exhibitions and events.

10 Contemporary artists. A selection from Art in Russia.

10 Russian Artists You Need to Know. Culture Trip
Contemporary art in Russia. A web portal.

Russian Art Gallery. Russian art for sale online.

Russian Dreams
An exhibition of contemporary Russian art at Bass Museum of Art, Miami.

Russian Paintings Gallery
Internet association of contemporary Russian artists. Paintings and sculptures for sale. New painters and paintings are added every week.

Russian artists.
An excellent gallery of major figurative Russian artists, from Olga’s Gallery. Artists from the 1700’s to the present listed alphabetically, from Ivan Aivazovsky to Kapiton Zelentsov.

Tsukanov Art Collection
The collection is located in the three countries where the Tskuanoc family resides and is being presented in full on this website. Individual paintings are often on display at exhibitions organised by The Tretyakov State Gallery, The State Russian Museum and other museums and organisations outside Russia which are active in the promotion of Russian art.

V-A-C Foundation
V-A-C Foundation, founded in Moscow in 2009 by Leonid Mikhelson and under the Directorship of Teresa Iarocci Mavica, is dedicated to the development and international presentation of Russian contemporary culture – across a multitude of forms and within the framework of a joint exhibition, educational, and publishing programme.

Culture. Russian culture, Wikipedia entry.


Galleries and art museums in Russia *

Galleries and Museums of Russia
A Russian web portal of Russian public and private galleries and museums.

MacDougall Russian Art Auctions, London
MacDougall Auctions is the only fine art auction house to specialize solely in Russian Art.

Moscow galleries and museums, a web guide, with latest news and exhibitions.

Major state museums

Moscow Kremlin

Museums and art galleries in Russia, a directory from The WWW Virtual Library.

The Museum of Russian Art
The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA), a non-profit museum in North America dedicated solely to the preservation and presentation of Russian art.

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

State Hermitage Museum

State Russian Museum

The Tretykov Gallery
A major web gallery and critic’s forum for contemporary Russian artists in all media.


Icons, Orthodox Church iconography


Jewellery *

Jewellery and Jewelry Design from Moscow.
The, M+M Collection. Glasses – protection of real private space from loutishness, insolence and impatience.?Safe-boxes” – Objects for very tiny private magic, protecting ?Fetishes? of personal values from the encroaches of the outside.

Russian antique jewellery.
Russian objets d’art, Russian Imperial Style jewellery, Fabergé eggs.

Journals, Russian newspapers *

Art Territory is an art and culture website in Latvian, Russian, and English, which focuses on Baltic, Scandinavian, and Russian art and its manifestations elsewhere in the world. Arterritory would like to become your eyes and ears for looking into artists’ studios, listening to their opinions, and documenting their participation in the most important art events.

Moscow Times

Russia Journal Online 
News from Russia in English.

St Petersburg Times

TASS. Russian News Agency.


The Kandinsky Prize
Russia’s prize for top contemporary artists.

Kolodzei Art Foundation
Art from Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Kosorukov, Valery. Valery Kosorukov

Kremlin. Museums of The Moscow Kremlin


Language. The Russian language, Wikipedia entry.

Malevich, Kasimir. Kasimir Malevich

Mayakovsky and his circle. The Russian avant-garde.

Museum directories *

Museum of Russian Art
The Museum of Russian Art has been established as a non-profit, tax-exempt and publicly funded educational corporation. The institution is dedicated to creating and preserving extraordinary examples of Russian 20th century Realist painting in order to preserve a visual record of the artistic achievements of Soviet era artists.

Wikipedia list of museums in Russia.

Moscow art museums and art galleries *

Garry Tatintsian Gallery

Gisich Art Gallery

Kremlin Museums

Russian Museums
The official Russian museums list based on a museum survey, updated daily.

Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Tretyakov State Gallery

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Marat Guelman Gallery

Museums and galleries in Russia (in Russian).

The Andrei Rublev Museum of Early Russian Culture and Art

The Moscow Times


Odessa *

Art of Odessa


Perm *

Moscow Crushes an Uprising, This Time an Artistic One. The New York Times

Perm State Art Gallery

The Best Things to See and Do in Perm, Russia. Culture Trip

Perm Museum of Contemporary Art. Wikipedia

Perm.  Wikipedia

Perma Art Museum

Photography *

Fotosearch Stock Photography. Royalty-free Russian-related photographs.

Postmodernism in Russia. Wikipedia entry.



The Kandinsky Prize
Russia’s prize for top contemporary artists.


Rodchenko, Alekandre

Rodchenko, Alexandre. Art musums displaying work by Rodchenko.

Alexandre Rodchenko photographs.

Alexandre Rodchenko. MOMA


Russian Archives Online
Russian State Film & Photo Archive, The Russian-American Center, The Russian State Museum of Oriental Art, The Baikal Museum Complex.

Russian Imperial Wax Museum

Russian Museum (State Russian Museum) Picture Gallery, St Petersburg.

Russian Paintings Gallery
Contemporary Russian artists. Paintings and sculptures for sale. New painters and paintings are added every week.


Samara *

Samara Regional Art Museum. Museums in Russia

The 9 Best Museums and Galleries in Samara. Culture Trip

St Petersburg art museums, art galleries and attractions *

Artists living in Saint Petersburg.

Encyclopaedia of Saint Petersburg
A database of arts and culture attractions in St Petersburg.

Central State Archives of Cinema, Photographic and Phonographic Documents

Galleries, artists, museums and theatres in Saint Petersburg.

The Best Contemporary Art Galleries in St Petersburg.  Culture Trip


Anna Nova Art Gallery

Name Gallery

Art re.Flex Gallery

The Dostoyevsky Museum

Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art

Fabergé Museum

Marina Gisich Gallery

The Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg

Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre

Museums in Saint Petersburg. Petersburg

Sol Art Gallery
One of the best collections of contemporary art from St. Petersburg.

The State Russian Museum

The State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage Museum’s collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world.

Theatres of St. Petersburg. Petersburg

Travel, tourist guide.

Wikipedia entry on Saint Petersburg.

Soviet art *

People’s Artist of Russia
Wikipedia entry.

Socialist Realism in Art
Wikipedia entry.


Wikipedia entry on Russian art.

Wikipedia entries on Russia and Russian culture.