In the Name of Peter the Great (exhibition) Marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great

17 Jun , 11:00–17:00

This exhibition will tell the story of the first Russian emperor and founder of St. Petersburg. It will not only view him as a real historical figure, but also examine his significance as a symbol and cultural myth. The perpetuation of memory and emergence of new interpretations of the image of Peter the Great and works associated him often arose with key anniversaries. As the image of Peter the Great took root in culture and public consciousness, so the symbolic connection between St. Petersburg and its founder also strengthened.
Various place names, along with educational, medical, cultural and scientific institutions were all named after Peter the Great. These topics will all be covered at this exhibition, which will feature sculptures, paintings, works of graphic art, works of decorative and applied art, architectural designs, and photographs from the collection of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg and partner organizations.

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