For the first time the exhibition
sufficiently fully presents the most aesthetic valuable collections of the
works by folk masters from the collection of the Russian Museum
and clearly reflects the contribution of each collector in the treasury of
Russian art. The exposition includes the art works from the collections of N.
Shabelskaya, S. Davydova, N. Lihachev, A.
Polovtsov, F. Pliushkin, the artists N. Dmitriev-Orenburgsky, V. Lebedev and
the other Russian collectors. There are presented the unique samples of wood
carving, wooden and clay toy, embroidery, lacquer miniature and the other forms
of folk art from the Russian greatest art centers (Palech, Giostovo,
Dymkovskaya Sloboda, Bogorodskoye, Velikiy Ustiug, Sergiev Posad and the
presents not only the individual passions of the owners of the folk art works
but also the main tendencies of gathering in Russia in the 19th - 20th
The exhibition is
organized with the support of OJSC Mobile TeleSystems, Sistema Finance Investments