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The subject index / Manege


Categories / Art/Fine Arts/Exhibition Halls, Galleries, Festivals

MANEGE, the Central Exhibition Hall (1 St. Isaac Square / 2 Konnogvardeisky Boulevard), the largest exhibition hall of St. Petersburg (total exhibition area is about 4,500 square meters). The Manege is located in the building of the former riding school of the Cavalry Guard Regiment (1804-07, architect Giacomo Quarenghi; reconstructed in 1976-77, by architects Mark Budnevich and Mikhail Bratchikov). It was opened on November 5, 1977 with the exhibition of Leningrad artists The Art Belongs to the People. The Manege holds city, regional and international exhibitions and festivals of modern art, subject and personal exhibitions and, however less frequently, sale and industrial exhibitions. From 1993 the Manege hosts the annual city exhibition Petersburg involving up to 500 artists, from 1993 - the International Biennale of Modern Art Dialogues, from 1996 - the International Festival of Modern Arts and Performance. Since 1991, the Manege has been forming the collection of works by modern Petersburg artists (as of 2002, it numbers about 1,500 exhibits).

Reference: Яковлева Е. От манежа к выставочному залу // БА. 1982. № 26. С. 44-50.

O. L. Leikind, D.Y. Severyukhin.

Bratchikov Mikhail Dmitrievich
Budnevich Mark Volfovich
Quarenghi Giacomo

Konnogvardeisky Boulevard/Saint Petersburg, city, house 2
St.Isaac's Square/Saint Petersburg, city, house 1


Assignment of Recruits

ASSIGNMENT OF RECRUITS, ceremony of assignment of recruits to guards regiments, introduced by emperor Nicholas I, was held annually 4-6 times during autumn in the Mikhailovsky Manege (Riding Academy) personally by the Emperor or guards corps

First of March, 1881

FIRST OF MARCH 1881, the day Emperor Alexander II was assassinated, prepared and accomplished by the party People's Will. The plan included exploding the Emperor's carriage on its way to the Mikhailovsky Manege

Industrial Exhibitions (entry)

INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITIONS, organised by the government from the 1820s, intended to boost the national industry, interior and foreign trade, under the jurisdiction of the Trade and Manufactory Department of the Ministry of Finance

Maneges (general article)

MANEGES, or riding-schools, (exerzirehaus), buildings with a large interior space, intended for troop drill exercises and cavalry dressage in fall and winter. Maneges were built in St

Manezhnaya Square

MANEZHNAYA SQUARE, at the intersection of Italyanskaya Street and Karavannaya Street. It was named in 1866 after the building of Mikhailovsky Manege (1798-1800, architect V.F. Brenna; 1823-24, architect C.I. Rossi )

Master class, festival

MASTER CLASS, an international art festival started by artists A. A. Mamedinov and T. G. Semenova, held annually in June since 1993. The festival hosts exhibitions of paintings, graphics, applied and decorative arts

Mikhailovsky Palace

Mikhailovsky Palace (2/4 Inzhenernaya Street), an architectural monument of high classicism. It was constructed from 1819-1825 for the wedding of Grand Prince Mikhail Pavlovich and Grand Princess Elena Pavlovna (architect K.I

Panoramas (entry)

PANORAMAS, 1) A genre of fine art. The first panoramic view of St. Petersburg was created by artist A. F. Zubov in 1716. The most famous panoramas include: The Splendid Avenues by artist M. I. Makhaev (1753), Panorama of St. Petersburg by J. A

Public Halls (entry)

PUBLIC HALLS, a special premise for informal mass events. The first public hall was arranged in banker A.A. Ral's house (On the Moika River Embankment, beside Red Bridge; not preserved)

Public Lavatory

PUBLIC LAVATORY. Since the early 18th century, primitive latrines were arranged on the territory of gostiny dvors, markets, ports, and along river and canal banks

Saint Petersburg Society of Artists

SAINT PETERSBURG SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, renamed into Petrograd Society of Artists in 1914. Founded in 1890 by artists working in the academic style, with full members such as A. D. Kivshenko, I. E. Krachkovsky, K. Y. Kryzhitsky, L. F. Lagorio, A. I

Stadiums (entry)

STADIUMS. By the beginning of the 20th century, there were several sport-grounds and football fields in St Petersburg. The Lenin Stadium (1925; now Petrovsky) was Leningrad's first. In 1950, the Kirov Stadium was opened

Triscorni А. and Triscorni P., sculptors

TRISCORNI (Trescornia), a family of Italian masters of monumental sculpture. Agostino Triscorni (1761-1824, St. Petersburg) worked in St. Petersburg from the late 1790s (decorative sculptures for the Gatchina Palace, the Imperial Public Library