Exhibition “Babasha. Women of the Polenovs family”

We cordially invite you to the exhibition “Babasha: Women of the Polenovs Family,” taking place from February 10th to April 14th, 2024, at Fachwerk Hall. This exhibition, jointly curated by the Yaroslavl Art Museum and the Polenovo Museum and National Park, delves into the lives and contributions of the remarkable women from the renowned Polenovs family spanning over two centuries.

Dedicated to showcasing the rich legacy of the Polenovs’ women, the exhibition adopts an art-documentary approach, presenting a captivating array of paintings, graphics, and applied arts alongside archival documents, photographs, books, letters, and personal belongings of the female artists.

Visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the artistic world of the Polenovs’ women, exploring their works alongside their personal effects and a splendid collection of women’s handicrafts, including handbags—veritable works of art from the Yaroslavl Art Museum.

A woman’s handbag is not merely an accessory; it is an essential element of her attire, embodying grace, elegance, and individuality. From the exquisite to the practical, handbags reflect the personality, preferences, and mood of their owners, completing their ensemble with finesse.

Tickets for this extraordinary exhibition can be purchased at the museum’s ticket office within the Guided Tours Service Centre or conveniently online through the museum’s website. Join us in celebrating the legacy of the Polenovs’ women and their enduring contributions to art and culture.