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Marina A. Merkovskaya
Marina A. Merkovskaya, Senior Researcher, Maxim Gorky Museum (Moscow), А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Malaya Nikitskaya, 6, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution the Gorky Museum faced the challenge of formalizing an exhibition related to this jubilee theme. Undoubtedly, the mythological theme “Gorky — Petrel of the Revolution” has long been rooted in the public consciousness, therefore, when searching for the main artistic concept of the exhibition, the main principles were formulated-based on art collections from the museum’s funds, to present materials not in the traditional historical and documentary manner, but in addition this, and in artistic-figurative.
Keywords: exhibition, Soviet book graphics, museum.