A retrospective of the works of Vasily Vereshchagin, which was opened in the Tretyakov Gallery on the Crimean shaft a month ago, was visited by more than 100 thousand people. In connection with the increased interest, the museum extends the work of the exposition on Sundays until 21:00 Moscow time, Tass on Thursday told the general director of the Tretyakov Gallery Zelphira Tregulova.
In her opinion, the exhibition, which will last until July 15, on attendance can equal the records of exhibitions of works by Aivazovsky and Serov.
"We follow very closely how many people come to the exhibition halls every day, on average 3.3 thousand people per day, and for a month and a couple of days we have already an audience of 100 thousand people," she said.
"We decided to extend the work of the Tretyakov Gallery on the Crimean shaft on Sunday until 9 pm It turns out that on Tuesday and Wednesday we work until 18:00, and on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - until 21:00, cash and entrance in the halls - until 20:00, "- said the general director of the gallery.
"This exhibition, organized with the support of VTB Bank, as well as the exposition of the works of Serov and Aivazovsky, is made from the point of view of contemporary artistic problems, from the point of view of what concerns any person today." It is very important for us that the pacifist message, Vereshchagin, reached the viewer, "- concluded Tregulova.
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin (1842-1904) - an outstanding Russian painter, historian, explorer-ethnographer, writer, philosopher, traveler, officer. In retrospect, more than 500 works are presented: painting, graphics, sculpture, photography and archival materials. The main composition of the exposition - the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery - about 100 paintings and 130 graphic works.