Summed up results of exhibition the Land of Kuban
On November the 9th, 2011 the round-table conference in the conference hall of the National Arts Museum of the Republic of Belarus summed up results of exhibition the Land of Kuban that was opened in the National Arts Museum a month ago. A sixty works exhibition was brought from the Art Museum in the honour of Th. A. Kovalenko of Krasnodar Krai, which is the richest museum of the Russian south and has one of Russia’s top ten museum collections. Its collection (it has about 13 thousand works) is famous for both Kuban modern art works and wonderful works of Russian art of the XIX and early XX centuries: avant-garde, decorative and applied arts of East countries. Deputy Minister for Culture of Republic of Belarus T.I. Struzhetsky, Krasnodar Krai Representative in Republic of Belarus O. Yu. Murachovsky, director of the National Arts Museum V. I. Prokoptsov, director of Krasnodar Art Museum in the honour of Th. A. Kovalenko V. A. Sarkisov, the main keeper of Krasnodar Museum and exhibitions officer O. V. Garmash, the Museum staff scientists and artists participated in the round-table conference. The collaboration between Krasnodar Krai and Republic of Belarus has an almost two decades’ history. This collaboration touches mainly the trade area and is remarkably fruitful. Recent years have also seen increase in relations in the culture area. Concerts of choir Kuban Cossacks enjoy great success in Minsk. Minsk also hosts exhibition projects.
Art connoisseurs marked tendencies’ diversity in the painting of Kuban artists, art traditions simirlarity and unique peculiarities of the South Realistic School – the palette brightness and purity, particular attention to the landscape of Kuban land while discussing the exhibition at the round table conference.
A framework agreement between both museums on collaboration and mutual exchange of specialists, literature and exhibitions was signed during the meeting. The Agreement will have its force during the following ten years: exhibitions exchange is now possible between our museums; art plein-air and creative meetings between the Artists’ Unions of Republic of Belarus and Krasnodar Krai can also take place in future. Exchange exhibitions in Russia and Belarus give an opportunity both to better explore the brother country museums’ collections and to learn many things from each other. Such projects result in win-win situations both for visitors and artists who can compare their achievements with those of their colleagues.