Cost of a sightseeing tour and guide services
Russian museum tour price includes the services of the professional English-speaking guide. It would be the best decision to explore such a complex collection with the tour guide.
It is amazing what a rich and diverse collection of Russian fine art you will find here! The Mikhailovsky palace, which belonged to the Romanovs family, was turned into the museum at the end of the 19th century. Emperor Alexander III, who patronized national visual art, wanted to have the state museum of Russian art. Nicholas II, his son, opened the museum officially.
The world largest collection of works by Russian artists, as well as folk and church art, can be seen during the Russian museum sightseeing tour. Excursion to the Russian museum starts with the collection of medieval Orthodox icons. These holy images reflect not only the church dogmas, but folklore traditions, local history, and, above all, unique talent of the largely nameless church artists.
Moving through the 18th and 19th century highlights, the tour reaches the Russian Avant-garde rooms. Here we have all the names: Malevich, Shagall, Kandinsky, Filonov. They have turned local art from figurative to abstract and were really promoting Russian art all over the world.
Excursion to the Russian museum in St Petersburg rounds up in the Soviet time section: the official Stalinist works and underground anti-Socialist canvases. Initial goal of this tour is to show you the Russian fine art in its development over the centuries.