Panel Discussion in Honor of the 700th Anniversary of the High Monastery of St. Peter in Moscow



The Russian Academy of Arts invites you to attend a panel discussion in honor of the 700th anniversary of the High Monastery of St. Peter in Moscow (28/2 Petrovka street) that will take place in the White Hall of the Russian Academy of Arts, 21 Prechistenka street on May 26, 2015 at 15.00. The theme of the discussion: the High Monastery of St. Peter is a Masterpiece of the Naryshkin Baroque.

The High Monastery was founded in the 14th century by Saint Peter of Moscow who was the first Russian metropolitan to move his see to Moscow. In the late 17th century the Naryshkin boyars turned the monastery into their family burial place. They had it reconstructed in the Naryshkin baroque style of architecture associated with their family name. In 1926 the monastery was closed. In 1992 several buildings of the monastery were returned to the Russian Orthodox Church.

The panelists are leading Moscow specialists in archeology, history of architecture and fine arts.  


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