On May 17,
2014 a cultural and art event “A visit to a museum”, dedicated to International
Museums Day (May 18), was held in A.A.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum. This year event was
characterized by a variety of interesting activities dedicated to the 20th anniversary of
The event began with the presentation of video project “Museum kaleidoscope”
which took everyone back to June 24, 1994 – the day when A.A.Osmerkin Art-Memorial
Museum was opened.
One of the components of “A visit to a museum” is a presentation of items
from the museum collections, which can not always find a worthy place in the museum
exposition. This year is 175th anniversary of the invention of the photography, so the
museum presents to the visitors a collection of cameras. More than 30 domestic and foreign
cameras made from the early XX century till the 1980s can be seen at the exhibition “Light
and shadow” from the cycle “Mysteries of the museum collection”. Visitors can trace
the development of phototechnique during 100 years. Visitors have an opportunity to try
“time machine” – a unique device – stereoscop, so called “3D format of the XIX
century” with the kit of different stereopairs of the late XIX – early XX century:
landscapes of European cities Nice, Monte-Carlo, Dresden, Munich, interiors of Versailles,
scenes from the plays of opera theatre in Paris and also portraits of charming Frenchwomen
form the “Collection of beauties” 1904.
A traveling exhibition of holograms “Scythian gold” from the collection
of Museum of historical treasures of Ukraine was presented within the framework of the art
event of the local museums dedicated to International Museums Day and Night in the Museum
“I am the people who’s truth strength never has been conquered…”
But the museum events zest was art studios founded 2 years ago a joint art
project of the museum and the Fine Arts Department of Kirovograd children’s school of
arts. Pupils of the school under the direction of G.Yarovaya-Vintenko, O.Dubrova and
member of the National Union of artists of Ukraine Yu.Vintenko reflected art studios in
the halls of the museum. “Art is taught in the museum” – quote by a world famous
French painter Auguste Renoir, which was A.Osmerkin’s credo, defined the theme of this
year art workshops. And the result was an express-exhibition of the young artists’ and
their teachers’ works in which they reflected their impressions and feelings from the
contemplation of A.Osmerkin’s paintings.
This day museum received not only greetings but also a present – head of
the Fine Arts Department of Kirovograd children’s school of arts, a well-known town
painter and collector Yu.Vintenko gave a real rarity to the museum collection – a
postcard of the 1930s with A.Osmerkin’s reproduction “Communist reinforcement of the
19th year". The study to this work is in the museum collection.
The festive museum event finished with an excursion around the memorial
exposition and current art exhibitions.