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December 9, 2008 | Bloomberg News
The Russian government has set up a commission to review the legality of the Soviet Union's sale of artworks from the country's museums before World War II, the director of the State Hermitage Museum said Monday. Of the hundreds of paintings sold from the Hermitage Museum in the late 1920s and early 1930s, about 20 of them eventually went to help create the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
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April 4, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art finally has fulfilled the vision it had for its biggest foray into Islamic art - a goal thwarted until now by the government of the Russian Federation. The only problem is that Angelenos would have to travel more than 8,000 miles to see it. In "Gifts of the Sultan: the Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts," now on view in Doha, the capital of Qatar, art that Islamic rulers had sent long ago to the czarist courts are finally on display - courtesy of the State Hermitage Museum and National Library of Russia inSt.
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January 10, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Russia authorized four museums to send artworks to London for an exhibition opening Jan. 26 after canceling the show last month over concerns that pictures might be seized. Russian authorities said on Dec. 19 that the United Kingdom didn't offer sufficient guarantees to protect the pictures against confiscation. To address those concerns, the British government on Dec. 30 enacted a law protecting artworks loaned from abroad against third-party seizure. The exhibition consists of artworks from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, all in Moscow.
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March 25, 2010 | By Megan K. Stack
She was an unlikely bandit, one of hundreds of middle-aged, down-at-the-heel curators who shuffle through the former czarist palaces of the State Hermitage Museum. But quietly, steadily, Larisa Zavadskaya was brewing a scandal that would shake the art world from New York to Paris. She stuffed her purse with hundreds of pieces of jewelry, icons and silverware, later farming them out to antiques dealers. The thefts came to light in 2005 when inspectors arrived to inventory her department.
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June 11, 1995 | Susan Reynolds
HIDDEN TREASURES REVEALED: Impressionist Masterpieces and Other Important French Paintings Preserved by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg by Albert Kostenevich. (The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg in association with Harry N. Abrams: $49.95, 292 pp.
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April 10, 2008 | Mike Boehm
The biggest bid to make great art-viewing happen in Vegas is not staying in Vegas: The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum will close May 11, as the New York-based Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia, refocus their partnership on a proposed venture in Vilnius, Lithuania. Located off the main lobby of the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the 7,600-square-foot museum opened in October 2001. Exhibitions included Impressionist paintings, ancient Egyptian artifacts, pop art and Robert Mapplethorpe photographs.
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March 31, 1995 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hoping to capitalize on expectations of high foreign attendance to its newly opened, widely publicized exhibition of 74 French paintings stolen from Germany at the end of World War II, St. Petersburg's cash-strapped State Hermitage Museum has initiated a small-scale fund-raising gimmick unusual for the venerable institution. Five thousand tickets, their printing costs underwritten by Coca-Cola of St.
WORLD
March 25, 2010 | By Megan K. Stack
She was an unlikely bandit, one of hundreds of middle-aged, down-at-the-heel curators who shuffle through the former czarist palaces of the State Hermitage Museum. But quietly, steadily, Larisa Zavadskaya was brewing a scandal that would shake the art world from New York to Paris. She stuffed her purse with hundreds of pieces of jewelry, icons and silverware, later farming them out to antiques dealers. The thefts came to light in 2005 when inspectors arrived to inventory her department.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art finally has fulfilled the vision it had for its biggest foray into Islamic art - a goal thwarted until now by the government of the Russian Federation. The only problem is that Angelenos would have to travel more than 8,000 miles to see it. In "Gifts of the Sultan: the Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts," now on view in Doha, the capital of Qatar, art that Islamic rulers had sent long ago to the czarist courts are finally on display - courtesy of the State Hermitage Museum and National Library of Russia inSt.
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March 20, 1995 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Pandemonium is not a word usually associated with the somber, scholarly field of art history. But imagine suddenly coming upon a world-renowned masterpiece that, by all accounts, had been destroyed during the brutal chaos of war. Now multiply that impassioned reaction a couple of dozen times. You'll have some idea of what's about to erupt in Russia. St. Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum will open an exhibition next week that has the art world holding its breath--and the worlds of international law and politics up in arms.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2008 | Bloomberg News
The Russian government has set up a commission to review the legality of the Soviet Union's sale of artworks from the country's museums before World War II, the director of the State Hermitage Museum said Monday. Of the hundreds of paintings sold from the Hermitage Museum in the late 1920s and early 1930s, about 20 of them eventually went to help create the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2008 | Mike Boehm
The biggest bid to make great art-viewing happen in Vegas is not staying in Vegas: The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum will close May 11, as the New York-based Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia, refocus their partnership on a proposed venture in Vilnius, Lithuania. Located off the main lobby of the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the 7,600-square-foot museum opened in October 2001. Exhibitions included Impressionist paintings, ancient Egyptian artifacts, pop art and Robert Mapplethorpe photographs.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Russia authorized four museums to send artworks to London for an exhibition opening Jan. 26 after canceling the show last month over concerns that pictures might be seized. Russian authorities said on Dec. 19 that the United Kingdom didn't offer sufficient guarantees to protect the pictures against confiscation. To address those concerns, the British government on Dec. 30 enacted a law protecting artworks loaned from abroad against third-party seizure. The exhibition consists of artworks from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, all in Moscow.
BOOKS
June 11, 1995 | Susan Reynolds
HIDDEN TREASURES REVEALED: Impressionist Masterpieces and Other Important French Paintings Preserved by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg by Albert Kostenevich. (The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg in association with Harry N. Abrams: $49.95, 292 pp.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1995 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hoping to capitalize on expectations of high foreign attendance to its newly opened, widely publicized exhibition of 74 French paintings stolen from Germany at the end of World War II, St. Petersburg's cash-strapped State Hermitage Museum has initiated a small-scale fund-raising gimmick unusual for the venerable institution. Five thousand tickets, their printing costs underwritten by Coca-Cola of St.
NEWS
March 20, 1995 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Pandemonium is not a word usually associated with the somber, scholarly field of art history. But imagine suddenly coming upon a world-renowned masterpiece that, by all accounts, had been destroyed during the brutal chaos of war. Now multiply that impassioned reaction a couple of dozen times. You'll have some idea of what's about to erupt in Russia. St. Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum will open an exhibition next week that has the art world holding its breath--and the worlds of international law and politics up in arms.
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April 1, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Catherine the Extended: The Catherine the Great exhibit at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art in Westwood has been extended through May 17 due to sellout crowds. The exhibit marks the first time the collection of imperial treasures, selected from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, has been shown outside Russia.
NEWS
December 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A painting turned over to Communist Party officials in Moscow on Wednesday is believed to be a 19th century French work stolen from Russia's State Hermitage Museum five years ago, officials said. Communist Party leader Gennady A. Zyuganov said a man whom he did not identify brought a package into the party's parliamentary offices. Inside was a painting that had been cut into four pieces.
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