State Art Museum invites the guests of Khanty-Mansiysk to retrace the development of the female image from the times of Tsarist Russia and to see the ancient icons of the 15th century.

The permanent exhibition of the museum includes the paintings of the famous artists of the past, samples of  the ancient cathedrals iconography, as well as  controversial work of the past century masters.

“Image of Women Through the Ages” is considered to be the most intriguing part of the exposition: with oil and graphics the artists managed to precisely convey the essence of the female character, and especially the fashion of that historical time. Here you can see the elegant dresses of royal personages, for example, Catherine II, mother of the reformer Peter I Natalia Naryshkina, admire the beauty of the ballet star Alexandra Balashova, who was called “Russian Terpsichore.” Very daring are the canvases depicting the first Russian terrorist Vera Zasulich, who is the leader of the socialist movement and who shot at the mayor of St. Petersburg on 1 March 1881. At the exhibition you will be able to see this remarkable woman “face to face.”

The highlight of the exhibition are the portraits of the women of the north, painted by the artists of Ugra Vladimir Igoshev and Gennady Raishev.

The most antique part of the exhibition is the iconography of the 15-19 centuries. Here are the Royal Doors of the 17th century from Yaroslavl, two double-sided icons from the church of the Vologda region, several icons of Vladimir, Smolensk and Georgian Mothers of God. This part of the exhibition is a reflection of the Orthodox religion with the help of art.

Museum is open for everybody every day, except Monday and Tuesday, from 11 am to 5 pm. Come and enjoy Aivazovsky and Shishkin, Vasnetsov and Repin, Levitan and Korovin, and the creative works of many other talented people.


Adress: Khanty-Mansiysk, 2 Mira St.