Jointly organised by the Macao Museum of Art (MAM), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and the State Tretyakov Gallery, the exhibition “Masterpieces of Russian Art from the State Tretyakov Gallery” was inaugurated on 18 January, at 6:30pm, on the 1st floor of MAM. The opening ceremony was held in a lively atmosphere and was officiated by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Alexis Tam Chon Weng; the Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao S.A.R., Wan Sucheng; the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Hong Kong, Alexander Viktorovich Kozlov; the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Mok Ian Ian; the Deputy Director General Conservator in Chief of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Tatiana Gorodkova; the Deputy Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Cheng Wai Tong; the Vice President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Chan Kai Chon; the President of the Russia-China Foundation of Developing Culture, Education and Science, Cui Shan; the Acting Chief Editor of Macao Daily News, Choi Chi Tou; the President of the Macau Artist Society, Lok Hei; and the Executive Director of the China Artists Association, Shao Dazhen.
This exhibition features a total of 70 oil paintings and sculptures collected by the State Tretyakov Gallery from the end of the 18th century to the present, presenting the major artistic styles and trends of Russia in three periods, reflecting the unique features of Russian art from different perspectives as well as the comprehensive image, living habits and traits of Russian in the past 200 years. All works are from famous artists such as I.N. Kramskoi, I.Y. Repin, I.I. Shishkin, and V.Y. Makovsky, among others, allowing the public to get close with firsthand originals by Russian arts masters for visual dialogue, bringing artistic experience with exotic styles for audience.
The exhibition “Masterpieces of Russian Art from the State Tretyakov Gallery” is jointly organised by the Macao Museum of Art, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and the State Tretyakov Gallery, co-organised by the Macao Government Tourism Office, the Russia-China Foundation of Developing Culture, Education and Sience the Macau Artists Society and the Macao Daily, and is supported by the China Association for International Friendship Contact and the Russia-China Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development. The exhibition runs until 22 April 2019. The Macao Museum of Art, located at Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, is open daily from 10am to 7pm, including public holidays (no admittance after 6:30pm) and closes on Mondays. Admission is free. For more information, please visit the MAM’s website at www.MAM.gov.mo. For enquiries, please contact MAM through tel. no. 8791 9814 during the opening hours.