One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, Hermitage in St.Petersburg, is hosting an exhibition of one of the best-known American portrait photographers, Annie Leibovitz, this summer. “Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990–2005” is on view through Sept. 21 at the State Hermitage Museum. The collection of the State Hermitage includes more than three million works of art from all over the world. The tickets cost about 17 dollars, but if you come on first Thursday of the month – all shows are free.
The State Hermitage Museum occupies six impressive buildings situated along the embankment of the Neva River in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural complex formed in 18th and 19th centuries belongs to the Winter Palace — the residence of Russian Tsars — built in 1754–1762 upon the project of F. B. Rastrelli. During almost two and a half centuries one of the largest collections was gathered in the Hermitage. It has about three million works of art and monuments of the world culture from the Stone Age to our days. Nowadays, the Museum uses the modern technologies and creates its digital self-portrait that can be seen in all parts of the world.
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10.30-18.00
Sundays: 10.30 – 17.00
Address: 2 Palace Sq., St. Petersburg (tel.: +7 812 710-90-79, +7 812 710-96-25, +7 812 571-34-65, +7 812 571-84-46), Metro Stations: “Nevsky Prospekt”, “Gostiny Dvor”.
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