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April 18, 2021 12:02 pm

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Read the article for the program of the capital’s museums, parks, libraries, cultural centers and galleries.

Moscow parks, museums, libraries, galleries and cultural centers have prepared a varied program for young guests for the coming week. The children are waiting for stories about the great Italian artists and scientists, concerts of classical and guitar music, a master class on painting gingerbread, as well as a chess tournament.

Art history and scientific inventions

The staff of the Vorontsovo estate prepared a video lecture on the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. The listeners will learn how the Italian artist and scientist improved the Archimedes screw, made human labor easier with the help of bucket lifting of water, and also find out what is in common between a mechanical drum and a music box. The story “The mechanisms of Leonardo da Vinci” will be available on April 21 at 18:00 on the pages of the estate in social networks “In contact with”, Facebook and “Instagram”.

You can get acquainted with the works of another great Italian artist – Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – in the Gogol House. There they prepared an online lecture “Caravaggio: Genius and Villainy”, which will be read by Svetlana Zolotova, an art historian. Viewers will have the opportunity to look into the churches of Rome, Naples, as well as the best museums in the world to get acquainted with the main masterpieces of the artist. April 22 is invited to discuss the innovations introduced by Caravaggio to the visual arts, as well as talk about his followers, who have transformed painting in their countries. The beginning is at 19:00. You can buy tickets at website

On April 24, the Multimedia Art Museum invites children and their parents on a tour of Sandy Skogland’s exhibition Between Imagination and Reality. Young viewers will be told and shown the brightest works of this American artist and master of staged photography. Visitors will see surreal installations that at first glance seem to be the result of computer graphics. How these installations were born, what is the meaning behind them and what the famous radioactive cats and goldfish are made of, you can find out on the excursion. Beginning at 12:00. You can buy tickets at website museum.

Classical music and guitar

For music lovers, the capital’s museums and galleries have prepared a rich program with concerts. Thus, the House-Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva will host an evening of chamber music “Dialogues of the Baroque Epoch”. The concert will feature works by eminent and lesser-known composers of the 18th century. The event will take place on April 21 at 19:00. You can buy tickets on the website

On April 21 at 19:00 on the stage of the concert hall of the Scriabin House media center there will be a “Not a Concert” by the SoundOut Foundation scholarship holders. Musicians Kristina Modich, Evgenia Lebedeva, Sofia Skladannaya, Vazgen Yusupov, Anastasia Orlova, Anna Starkova, Ivan Baskakin and Yakov Tagirov will perform for the audience. Event paid

The classical music concert will take place in the chamber hall of the Belyaevo gallery of the Moscow Exhibition Halls association. Soloists of the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra named after P.I. Tchaikovsky and pianist Natalia Korshunova. The concert will take place on April 24 at 17:00. You can buy a ticket at website galleries.

DIY caskets and gingerbread

How to draw a cat using a pen and ink, they will tell and show in the library number 172. An online master class as part of the creative workshop “Interesting things” will be held on April 22 at 12:00 on the library page in Facebook.

It will be possible to make a designer box with the author’s painting in the State Museum – Cultural Center “Integration” named after N.А. Ostrovsky. Guests will be offered a large selection of ornaments and colors that will help convey the individuality and mood of each product. Master class “Box” will be held on April 24 at 15:00. It is necessary to register by phone: +7 (495) 629-49-20.

At the Vorontsovo estate, children will be taught how to paint gingerbread with edible colored glaze. Participants will also be able to paint ceramic toys and sculpt figures from colored sand. In addition, face painting can be applied. Master classes “Merry Gingerbread” will be held next to the stage on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. The first lesson will take place on April 24th. To participate, you must order a ticket in advance by phone: +7 (495) 580-26-78.

Chess tournaments

Young chess fans this week will be able to practice their skills in the game. The library № 253 will host a tournament among representatives of chess clubs in Moscow and the Moscow region. Everyone is also invited to take part in it. The tournament will take place on April 24, beginning at 12:00. Participation is free, but registration is required by phone +7 (499) 731-80-51.

And on April 25 at 12:00 a family chess and checkers tournament will take place in the Ladoga club.

Performances based on your favorite fairy tales

The Cultural Center “Scene” invites you to the play “Little Brownie Kuzya”. This is a fascinating story about the kindest creature – a little brownie who is trying to live in the modern world in love and friendship with others. The tale will help children replenish their vocabulary, introduce them to Russian folklore, and convince them of the value of friendship, mutual assistance and kindness. The performance will take place on April 24 at 16:00, you must purchase a ticket for website center.

Another children’s performance will be shown in Izmailovsky Park. You can watch the musical “Cats” on April 24 at 16:00 on a wooden stage in the northern part of the park. According to the plot, the main characters – cats study in a special cat school, where they develop their musical talents. Admission is free, but by prior arrangement registration

On April 24 at 18:00, the House of Culture “Vesna” is waiting for everyone. There will be shown a puppet show “Fairy Tale Machines”.

In the House of Culture “Desna” you can watch the play “Cat’s House”, based on the work of the same name by Samuil Marshak. Actors of the leading creative team of the city of Moscow “Prazdnik” will play on the stage. The tale will be shown on April 24 at 17:00.

The performance for young spectators and their parents based on the fairy tale of the Russian writer Sergei Aksakov “The Scarlet Flower” will be shown on April 25 at the center of culture “Scene”. Beginning at 12:00. Paid entrance.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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