The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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“Easter Time”: New Exhibition in Krapivna

easter1April 20 – May 13, 2013

Local History Museum of Krapivna 

Opening of the exhibition: on April 19 at 15:00

You are welcome to attend an exhibition devoted to the coming “holiday of holidays” – the Orthodox Easter. This year it is celebrated on the 5th of May. Every holiday has its own distinctive features and traditions, and our new exhibition will first of all tell you about the traditional way to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. You will also learn about the history of Easter celebrations and various symbols of the holiday, and you will see old Easter postcards and visiting cards from the collection of the Krapivna Museum.

Exhibition of Paintings by Anna Klepalova

x_a6b68124April 13 - May 12, 2013 
"All Arts" souvenir shop

Opening: on April 12 at 18:00

You are invited to the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Anna Klepalovaya in the salon “All Arts” on April 12. The artist will conduct a master-class on drawing with the palette knife. The exhibition will include works done by the artist in various periods, including works reminiscent of the impressionists.

"History of a House - History of a Family" Exhibition in Krapivna

20-1March 30 – May 25, 2013

Local History Museum of Krapivna

This exhibition will tell you about the most well-known merchant families of Krapivna and the old houses in which those people lived and which have been preserved in the former town.

«Peasant Life»: New Permanent Exhibition at Our Krapivna Branch


From March 26, 2013
Local History Museum of Krapivna

Opening of the exhibition: on March 25 at 15.00

We invite you to visit the new permanent exhibition at our branch in Krapivna: «The Peasant Life». It is an interactive exhibition; everyday objects of the peasant life on display are all hands-on, and there are peasant costumes to try on.

«Flower Children» Exhibition at Yasnaya Polyana


From March 22, 2013

Cultural Center of the Museum in the village of Yasnaya Polyana

Opening of the exhibition: On March 21 at 16.00

It may still be snowing, but the calendar says the spring has already come. Dear friends, you are welcome to our exhibition of flower compositions created by the museum Folk Art Department to mark the beginning of the most romantic season! The spring of Yasnaya Polyana is in full swing at this exhibition: all the plants, herbs and flowers, which were used in the compositions, come from the meadows and fields of the Tolstoy estate.  

«Krapivna District Treasury» Exhibition


March 20 - April 25, 2013
Local History Museum of Krapivna 

Opening of the exhibition: on March 19 at 15.00

Among the historic buildings of the Krapivna village (formerly a town and a district center) there is the so called “House with Columns” - a building of the 1st half of the 19th century. Over 100 years ago this building accommodated the District Treasury. The new exhibition of the Local History Museum of Krapivna will help you to follow its history. On display you will see numerous photographs and documents related to the work of that institution, one of the frequent visitors of which was Leo Tolstoy.

«Spring Palette» Exhibition


March 6 - April 5, 2013
At the All Arts salon at the Yasnaya Polyana gallery

The exhibition opening takes place March 5 at 18:00 (6:00 p.m.)

We observe the arrival of spring with a colorful and cheerful exhibition of works of batik.  During the opening of the exhibition you can see dresses, tunics, blouses, handkerchiefs and shawls being worn by models, during a fashion show for guests of the gallery on March 5.

Exhibition of Evgeny Kumankov


March 1 – April 21, 2013
Yasnaya Polyana Gallery

Opening of the exhibition: on February 28 at 17.00

This exhibition is a joint project of Yasnaya Polyana and the State A. Pushkin Museum in Moscow:  the works of Evgeny Kumankov (1920-2012) displayed at the «Yasnaya Polyana» Gallery, Tula, belong to the collections of these two museums. Visitors to Yasnaya Polyana can also see some works of this author (illustrations to «War and Peace») at the exhibition «What Is Art» currently shown at the Kuzminsky House. All those who know Russian cinema well, are also familiar with Kumankov’s works; as a film artist, he worked a lot with Leonid Gaidai (for example, on his comedies «The Twelve Chairs», «Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future», and «It Can’t Be!»). Kumankov’s paintings and drawings can be found in the collections of many Russian museums. 

«The Fair Of Talents» at our Krapivna branch


February 26  – April 4,  2013
Local History Museum of Krapivna

Opening of the exhibition: on February 25 at 15.00

We invite you to see the exhibition, whose main characters are creative people living in Krapivna today. Historically, Krapivna was famous for its skilful craftsmen and talented people. And the works shown at our exhibition prove that nothing has changed in this respect, even though their authors often have nothing to do with artistic professions in their everyday life.

With a Chisel and a Brush – exhibition of Ivan Shcherbino at our branch in Krapivna


February 21  – March 20, 2013
Local History Museum of Krapivna

Opening: on February 20 at 15.00

You are welcome to visit the exhibition of works by Ivan Shcherbino – one of the most well-known artists and engravers of the Tula Arms Factory. His talent shows, first of all, in designing beautiful collection guns, but not only; painting also means a lot to the artist. 

Exhibition «Swamps: A Whole World»


February 14-26, 2013
Yasnaya Polyana Cultural Center in the village of Yasnaya Polyana

Opening of the exhibition: at 13.00

Come to see this exhibition, and you will learn that the swamp is an amazing and wonderful world with its own – sometimes quite unusual – inhabitants, and with a lot of secrets. Many of you will be surprised to know that swamps can be found almost everywhere; and the Yasnaya Polyana estate is no exception. Another interesting and somewhat unexpected fact is that the flora of the swamps is pretty diverse and that some plants growing in the swamps resemble those of the deserts. And we’ll tell you why. 

Exhibition devoted to Leo Tolstoy's sister Maria Tolstaya


February 13 - June 30, 2013
Local History Museum of Chern
(Tula Region, Chern, Voznesenskayast., 13/15) 

On February 13, at 14.00, our museum opens an exhibition at the Local History Museum of the town of Chern. The exhibition tells the story of the long and complicated life of Leo Tolstoy’s only sister, Countess Maria Tolstaya (1830 - 1912). The visitors will see photographs, letters, and other documents from the collections of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum and the Tolstoy Museum in Moscow.

Exhibition of paintings by Youlia Romadova


February 2  – March 2, 2013
All Arts Souvenir Shop, Yasnaya Polyana Gallery, Tula

Welcome to our museum’s branch in Tula to visit the exhibition of paintings by Youlia Romadova, an artist from the town of Novomoskovsk (Tula region).  Youlia’s landscapes and still-life paintings are on sale in our All Arts Shop and our regular visitors are familiar with her works. But we are sure they will enjoy this show of her exquisite and lyrical works, as well as those who will come there for the first time.

«Sketches Of Krapivna», exhibition of water-colors by Sergey Sachkov


February 2-25, 2013
Krapivna secondary school
(Tula region, Shchekino district, Krapivna, Shkolnaya st., 3A)

The «Sketches Of Krapivna» exhibition in the Krapivnaschool is presented by the Local History Museum of Krapivna, a branch of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum. Sergey Sachkov’s water colors shown at the exhibition belong to the collection of the Krapivna Museum.

After the show is over in the school, the water-colors will move to a different location – the local Information Center (Kommunarov st., 31) and will be displayed there from March 1.

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