'The Roerichs. Preserving Culture' exhibition is to start on 27 April. Restored last year, Healthcare Pavilion No.13 (former Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic pavilion) will host a permanent exhibition displaying more than 400 paintings by Nicholas and Svetoslav Roerich, sculptures and Tibetan icons (thangka paintings) brought by Nicholas Roerich from his scientific and art expedition to India and Central Asia in the 1920s.
Nicholas Roerich's paintings exhibited cover 45 years of his artistic activity. You can view his famous paintings such as 'Building Ships', 'Idols', 'Pigeon Book', 'Slavic Land', 'Yaroslav the Wise', 'Svyatogor', 'The Last Angel', 'The Miracle', 'Armageddon', and the so-called architectural series of sketches and works from 'The Himalayas' series.
Nicholas Roerich's son Svetoslav lived and worked in India. His paintings reflect everyday life of an Indian village. VDNKh visitors will have an opportunity to view 'Spring', 'We Also Search', 'Kanchenjunga', 'Sacred Flute', 'Silence', 'Christ and the Apostles' and other Svetoslav's paintings, as well as portraits of his father and his wife, actress Devika Rani Roerich, Indian celebrities, politicians and devotees.
The exhibition's name is closely associated with one of the most important Nicholas Roerich's activities. Travelling to ancient Russian cities and eastern countries, he both painted, conducted cultural research, and promoted the idea of the need to protect archaeological monuments. In 1903, Roerich published his article 'On Antiquity' to highlight this issue; in 1904 he made a report on the same topic in the Imperial Russian Archaeological Society; and in 1928 he initiated signing of an international treaty on historical monuments protection. Known as the 'Roerich Pact', this document was signed in 1935 by 21 North and South America countries, and in 1954, the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict was adopted under the Pact.
Regular ticket ― RUB 200.00, discount ticket ― RUB 100.00.