Thursday, March 1, 14:20

"Spring Motifs: A Selection from the Collection of the Museum of
Russian Art" exhibition opens at Sasuntsi Davit Garden Gallery of
the Cafesjian Center for the Arts on March 1.

The press service of the Center told ArmInfo that the exhibition
presents 24 paintings from the reserves of the Museum of Russian
Art of Armenia (Aram Abrahamyan Collection), united by the theme
of women portraits and flowers, conveying the spirit of spring. The
cheerful tonality of the exhibition inspires the hope for the better,
associated with the spring, the return of the sun and warmth. The
intimate, in camera feeling imparted by the artworks bear the imprint
of the personal taste of the collector, his own preferences in art.

At the same time, the exposition bears emblematic significance as it
presents the major artists of the late 19th and early 20th century as
well as of the Soviet era, presenting such major artists as Mikhail
Vrubel, Eghishe Tadevosyan, Evgeny Lancere and others.

The exhibition is a joint undertaking of the Cafesjian Center for the
Arts and the Museum of Russian Art of Armenia and marks the launch of
intermuseum cooperation program by the Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

"Loyal to its mission of bringing the best of world's art to Armenia
and presenting the best of Armenian culture to the world, the Cafesjian
Center for the Arts, through such joint exhibitions presented in the
Center's state-of-the-art galleries, will encourage the public to
rediscover its cultural heritage and provide its sister museums with
added visibility in the international community. I am positive that
this innovative collaboration with the Museum of Russian Art will
make it more accessible for the art-loving community - both during
this exhibition and after its closure", stated Vahagn Marabyan,
the Acting Executive Director of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

"One can hardly view it as incidental that the very first examples
of the intermuseum cooperation presents the Museum of Russian
Art. The Cafesjian Center for the Arts and the Museum of Russian
Art obviously have a lot in common. In particular, both Museums
are established on the basis of private collections, donated by two
great benefactors, Aram Abrahamyan and Gerard L. Cafesjian, to their
historical motherland. The biographies of these two patriots are
completely different, yet among the human qualities that unite them -
the reverence for art and for Armenia comes as the first and foremost.

This is what guided them in this action of utmost patriotism", noted
the Director of the Museum of Russian Art Anush Ter-Minasyan.

The Sasuntsi Davit Garden Gallery will open its doors to Russian art
lovers at 10.00 on March 1. Throughout the first day of the exhibition
the admission to the gallery will be free. The exhibition will last
till May 20, 2012.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress