How to visit exhibitions and concerts during the quarantine

don’t know, maybe I’m the only one so constituted: the more I was convinced that “there do not walk, here walk”, the more I want exactly what not. Long ago I so did not want to see the exhibition in person, to hear the story of the artist about his new works and have a word with your colleagues! It is therefore immensely flashmob, hosted by the Pushkin Museum. A. S. Pushkin in the network, #Kochupusthakam.

the Museum is near!

Even as I miss you! Noise and bustle in the wardrobe and at the box office, the main staircase leading to the White hall and the colonnade, which now housed an exhibition of drawings from the collection of the Museum – “From Durer to Matisse”. Its opening, which was broadcast on the channel “Culture” – one of the strongest impressions of life online the era of the pandemic.

Three lonely figures in front of TV cameras in empty halls, the Museum Director Marina Loshak, her Deputy for science Ilya Dorochenkov and Vitaly Mishin is one of the best experts and researchers of the European figure, leading researcher of the Museum and curator of the exhibition. The exhibition is closed because of the quarantine Museum, is a very courageous symbolic gesture. Tragic and hopeful at the same time.

Photo: Tatiana Andreeva/WG How to stay in the midst of cultural life in the period of quarantine

the Line between imaginary Museum (ay, andré Malraux!) and real suddenly erased. Like, of course, to write that our imagination was our reality. But more important than that. The fact that the reality of the Museum remains close. Museums here close. Just waiting for the end of the pandemic. In the end, 500 years, who saw some of these drawings, done it all and more. And while we can peer into the entry opening, returning a cursor again and again the precious sketch by Rembrandt, and the only ones in our Museum collections drawing by van Gogh, watercolors by Gustave Moreau and our Mihaila Vrubel, the chart George gross and Yuri Pimenov (those who have seen his “Invalids of war” recently at the exhibition “avant-garde. List No. 1” in the Tretyakov gallery, will not be surprised at the references to German expressionism).

by the Way, the educational programme for the exhibition remains in force – just goes to online. All the news in the program #MediaSputnik combines all Internet projects of the Museum.

Space. Short East. “Ramayana”

While we have estimated the timing of human flight to Mars, space came to us. The way was not expecting. Like all of us – to “one!” – sent in interplanetary flight in capsule ships. Earth through the porthole – you can watch, you can’t touch it.

We remain, as in the old days, stories and books. And tales. The Museum of the East did brilliant in its simplicity step – every working day at 16.00 an employee reads to children in Eastern tales. This week was dedicated to India and its culture, in the broadcast version of the Ramayana, the ancient Indian epic of journey of Rama. Of course, adapted for children. First, this resource is appreciated by parents who are trapped at home for remote access with the children on vacation (and someone on the distance learning). An hour and a half respite the ancient Indian epic parents will give. Looking for live VK Live on the page of the Lecture hall of the Museum of the East.

Photo: iStock Moscow Kremlin Museums has launched an online lecture about epidemics

Meanwhile, on the page of the Museum of Oriental art in Instagram the head of the Department of art of the countries of the Middle East, South and Central Asia Charles Eugene will tell about the most interesting things in the hall of the India – one the subject of exposure per day. And on Saturday at 15.00 in Instagram promise to tell about the beauties of India.

the high point of Thorthe history of Indian miniatures in the book “Babur-name” from the collection of the Museum of the East. Not only that, “Babur-nama” (literally: “Book of Babur”) itself is a legendary monument of the XVI century. Zahiriddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530) was the founder of the Mughal dynasty, but also a great poet. Translations of “Babur-nama” in Persian even when the grandson of Babur padishah Akbar was rewritten and decorated with colored miniatures. In the collection of the Museum of the East holds more than 50 sheets of one of these precious manuscripts. On March 26, 18:00 lecture about this book and miniatures from the Museum of the East read the art critic Alexander Babin, staff member of the Museum and lecturer at the HSE. The lecture is read in the framework of the project #Vostokom.

register for the lecture – here. To join a meeting, you need to download the Zoom app to your device and follow the link.

Aria in the hall Vrubel

As one of my wise colleague, “imagine what would happen if there was no Internet!” I do not want to imagine. The Internet connects children and parents separated by quarantine, classmates, scattered through the continents, lecturers and students hastily studying for Zoom, colleagues, yoked in the harness of a common cause. It opens for free the doors, where the entrance fee was too expensive for many.

In this pandemic, at least one plus was that the house today we can afford what he could not at the best of times. For example, to see the best performances of the Alexandrinsky theatre, Opera epic “Surlice” in the Electrotheatre Stanislavsky, theatre online marathon the Berlin Schaubühne and videos Bavarian state Opera.

Tretyakov gallery promises a live concert of Khibla Gerzmava from the hall of the Museum in the framework of its “T Festival”. However, the date specified. Video stream from the Tretyakov gallery will go in “Yandex.The air” free to the whole world.

Photo: iStock the Bolshoi is presenting online performances from the “Golden Fund”

Again missed the exhibition you can “catch up” online. On Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and VK hashtag #Tretyakovka available of online tours and lectures of the Museum live. The hashtag #ТретьяковкаLive – previously created materials.

Among the absolute must see – documentary series “the Artist speaks”, which included three short films (each less than half an hour): the sculptor Leonid Sokov, artists Eric Bulatova and Igor Shelkovskoy.

About educational resources all know. On YouTube you can find lectures and excursions, United by the hashtag #TretyakovEDU. If I have a free hour forty, you can listen to the story of the very complex relations of Malevich and Tatlin in the lecture Irina Vakar, one of the best connoisseurs of Russian avant-garde. Highly recommend.

in short, we still think this pandemic. And your children will tell their grandchildren: “It was then, when the whole of India and Italy were quarantined, and I listened to “Ramayana” in the tablet…”