Exhibits The Moscow Times lived before leaving Russia. Located at 27 Sivtsev Vrazhek. M. Kropotkinskaya, Smolenskaya. Ticket office open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thurs. 2 to 7:30 p.m., closed Mon. and the last day of the month.
The State Hermitage Museum will pay tribute to Carl Faberge, one of the most famous jewelers of all time in 2014 by opening a Carl Faberge Museum to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Hermitage.
Andy Freeberg, Matisse's Still Life With Blue Table Cloth, Hermitage Museum, 2008
"On a visit to St Petersburg in 2008, the San Francisco-based photographer Andy Freeberg was struck by the elderly women who watch over art treasures at Russia’s museums. These dour custodians are called smotritelnitsy, which literally translates as “women who watch”, and they often appear severe, not out of ill will or indifference, but possibly out of devotion..."