Date: 11-12 July
Location: Timiryazev State Biological Museum, 15 Malaya Gruzinskaya Street
This exhibition will be part of a series titled Flowers of Our Gardens. The event is held once a year, and on view are rare and exclusive rose varieties cultivated by the Moscow club Flower Gardeners. Both ancient park varieties and the newest kinds of roses— large and miniature – will be on display.
Professional gardeners will also participate in the exhibition. They will explain why one rose type is suitable for growing in a flower bed, while another will look best in a vase, why one flower variety grows slowly and prefers semi-shade, while another can survive in bright sunlight. Visitors will also be able to get advice on how to grow roses.
Wonders of Russia exhibition
Date: 12 July — 31 October
Location: State Historical Museum, 1 Red Square (entrance from Voskresenkiye Vorota Gate)
The exhibition, which marks the Year of Ecology, offers a virtual tour to unique places in Russia. Huge screens will show the most impressive natural and architectural attractions.
Among the most spectacular ones are the following: the Manpupuner rock formations in the Komi Republic, Mount Elbrus’s summit in Karachayevo-Circassian and Kabardino-Balkarian republics, Lake Baikal in the Republic of Buryatia, a valley of geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Mamayev Kurgan and the statue named The Motherland Calls, Peterhof Palace, a landmark of palace and park art, as well as St. Basil's Cathedral.
In addition to all this, visitors will be able to see works by the contemporary artist Mikhail Roshnyak, an adherent of the non-conformism school and of Kazimir Malevich’s suprematism ideas.
VDNKh. Reconstruction exhibition
Date: 13 July — 20 August
Location: VDNKh (Pavilion No. 16, Hydrometeorology), 119 Prospect Mira
VDNKh organises its first exhibition of the second season of the Take-Off project, supervised by well-known Moscow photographer Mikhail Rozanov. The exhibition will include photos by young artists working in the genre of architectural photography. The photos show VDNKh’s reconstruction.
The exhibition is divided into thematic parts. Visitors will be able to see samples of professional architectural photography, art photography, and also documentary shots.
Alexander Tyshler. Acting and Mummery exhibition
Date: 14 July — 17 September
Location: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, 10 Volkhonka Street
Pushkin Museum will display about 150 works by the painter, graphic artist and stage designer Alexander Tyschler, which were selected from the museum’s collection as well as from private collections. The exhibition consists of five parts. Each is devoted to a specific topic, which was of interest to the artist during his career: Man on Earth, Executions, Love, or Dreaming about the Fair Lady, Caprichos, and Theatre.
Alexander Tyschler is a unique figure in Russian visual art. The artist was equally successful and fruitful not only when he painted at his easel but also when he worked as a stage designer. Thus, he helped with more than 80 productions in theatres in Moscow, Minsk, and Leningrad.
Interpreted Landscape exhibition
Date: 14 July — 1 October
Location: State Tretyakov Gallery, 10 Krymsky Val Street
The Interpreted Landscape project includes a contemporary art exhibition, workshops, tours around the 20th Century Art exhibition, and also lectures. For instance, visitors will see an interpretation of Tretyakov Gallery landscapes in the context of modern ecology and natural landscape issues. The project marks the Year of Ecology in Russia.
Drying photo exhibition
Date: 15 July
Location: Hermitage Garden, 3 Karetny Ryad Street
Anyone can participate in this outdoor exhibition. For this purpose, one should bring his/her own photographs and hang them on a specially stretched clothesline and secure them with clothespegs: this is how photographers, who use traditional hand-printing, dry prints in a dark room. The photo size can vary, but organisers recommend bringing 30x40 centimetre photos. Favourites can be taken home.
Also, there will be a best photo contest. Visitors will be provided with stickers, which can be used to vote for the most interesting works.
A winner will be chosen at the end of the event. On top of this, there will be workshops on travel photography as well as a quiz with prizes.
Eye: Complex Organ Evolution exhibition
Date: 29 July — 1 October
Location: State Darwin Museum, 57 Vavilov Street
A new project, Complex Organs Evolution, kicks off at the Darwin Museum. The first exhibition will be dedicated to the eye, the most perfect optical instrument.
The first part of the exhibition will answer the question about whether a human eye is at the top of “the optical pyramid.” The visual organ was dismantled into a lens, a cornea, and a retina, into pixels and photoreceptors, the field of vision was measured, and the human eye proved to be far from perfect. This can be checked out in an interactive area.
The second part of the exhibition will be about vision peculiarities of fauna representatives. Visitors will learn that a fly’s eye captures 300 shots per minute, while that of a human only 50. Animals will surprise one with a variety of eye structures, their number, location, and look. Numerous azure eyes of Atlantic scallops, horizontal pupils of Alpine goats, and nautilus’s water eyes — this is an incomplete list of unusual optical devices, which will be on display at the exhibition. In addition to this, those who are interested will learn how horses, woodcocks, hawks, and dragonflies see our world.