April 21 at the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy, the solemn opening of the exhibition “Vivat, Russia!”, Dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter I, was held, which became the first event in the museum’s program of events dedicated to the significant date.
The exhibition is organized with the support of the Department of Culture of the Voronezh Region, with the participation of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Voronezh Art College and the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy.
Before the opening, a press conference was held at which representatives of the Voronezh media were able to ask questions to the organizers and participants of the exhibition.
The honorary guests of the opening were: Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Voronezh Region Oleg Mosolov, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts, Rector of the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov Anatoly Lyubavin and Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Director of the Voronezh Art College Sergei Gulevsky.
The opening ceremony began with a welcoming speech by the Acting Director of the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy Yulia Zaichenko. She noted that the exhibition presented about 100 works of painting, graphics, sculpture and decorative art, made by more than 40 authors – members of the Russian Academy of Arts from Moscow, Moscow Region, Voronezh, Tambov, Orel and Lipetsk.
In his speech, Oleg Mosolov noted that the exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of the Russian emperor is not only a visualization of Peter the Great, it is also a visualization of his deeds and what was left as a legacy from the great ruler. The exhibition provides an opportunity to see the prospects in the development of our state, nation, society and is a kind of bridge from the younger generation to eminent masters.
Anatoly Lyubavin conveyed greetings and read out a congratulatory address from the President of the Russian Academy of Arts, Zurab Tsereteli. In addition, Anatoly Aleksandrovich warmly thanked the museum staff, congratulated all those present on the exhibition – a real celebration of art, and expressed the hope that holding such exhibitions would become a strong tradition and would help strengthen ties between the regions.
Sergey Gulevsky expressed his gratitude to the Department of Culture of the Voronezh Region, the Russian Academy of Arts, the museum and its employees who worked on the formation of the exposition, and noted that the exhibition was certainly a success.
After the official opening, all guests of the evening were able to take part in a sightseeing tour, which was conducted by Anatoly Lyubavin.
Also that evening, all those present were able to enjoy a wonderful performance by the soloist of the Voronezh Philharmonic Mikhail Knyazev, who performed musical works by G. Handel and A. Vivaldi, and also conducted a short excursion “Music of the Petrine era”, during which visitors heard the music of L. Daken, A Stradella and D. Bortnyansky.
The exhibition will run until May 29.