The palace’s permanent exhibits form the major constituent of the Russian Museum’s collection, with works spanning from icons of the 12th century to avant-gardist movements of the early 20th century. Among which include masterpieces such as Karl Brullov's The Last Day of Pompeii, Hovhannes Aivazovsky's The Ninth Wave and Repin’s monumental Ceremonial Sitting of the State Council. The Benois Wing of the palace, which was constructed between 1914-1919, is the home of the museum’s more modern works and hosts permanent collection of the late 19th - early 21th century art and temporary exhibitions.
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Open 10:00 - 18:00, Mon 10:00 - 20:00, Thu 13:00 - 21:00. Closed Tue.
Price/Additional InfoAdmission 250 - 500Rbl. Ticket to two branches of the museum 350 - 750Rbl. All-in ticket to Mikhailovsky Palace, Marble Palace, Stroganov Palace, Mikhailovsky Castle within 3 days 500 - 1,000Rbl.
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Benois Wing (Russian Museum)
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The project of Benois Wing was executed by the architects L. Benois and S. Ovsyannikov in 1910-1912. Originally the building was purposed for different exhibitions of different art unions. It was founded 27 June 1914, but the war which had burst out stop