April 24 is the International Sculpture Day

International Sculpture Day was established five years ago by the International Sculpture Center - a nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.

People have always been interested in this type of fine art, its unique, crucial contribution to the development of society. The history of sculpture began about thirty centuries BC. People carved figures from stone even before they began to draw or build houses, which was caused by the need of a human being to express in a sensual way the idea of a deity or to preserve the memory of dear people.

At its core, sculpture is a reflection of reality, an episode or fragment embodied in marble, metal, wood or any other material in which the sculptor embreathed his vision, understanding and soul. There are many sculptures that, being difficult to understand and diverge from generally established canons, produce a bewitching effect on the audience and fascinate it. Other sculptural works of art are remembered and remain in memory for a long time thanks to the expressive details and artistic images created by the sculptor.

In relation to challenging circumstances and the museum Collection temporary closure for visiting, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with our collection of sculptures online.

The collection of sculptures exhibited in the museum is the result of a long search, attribution and description of the works of Russian sculptors who worked in the second half of the 19th and first quarter of the 20th centuries.

The emphasis of the collection is on small statuary, and its core consists of monographic works by famous authors. This is a whole constellation of names – Eugene Lanceray, Pyotr Clodt, Nikolay LieberichLeonid Posen, Alexander Opekushin, Mark Antokolsky, Paolo TroubetzkoyPavel Kamensky, Stepan Erzia, Mane Katz, Boris Eduards, Vasily Demut-Malinovsky, Petr Samonov, Artemy Aubert, Naoum Aronson, Matthew Chizhov and others.

The collection features the sculptors’ creative work and identifies the singularity and individual character of their works.

Interesting facts about the life and work of sculptors are in the section "AUTHORS".