On 6 September 2018, the Bashkir State Art Museum hosted the opening of the exhibition of works by French and Russian artists of the second half of the 19th and the 20th centuries under the title “Under One Sky” comprising works from the collection of the famous Moscow collector Inna Bazhenova. The project is implemented on the initiative and with financial participation of the Fund for Support and Development of Children’s Education of Minzalya Ishmuratova, and is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The Moscow audience is already familiar with the “Under One Sky”. title In 2016, the IN ARTIBUS foundation showed the first version of the exposition. Its second revision, which opened in Ufa, is more compact and energetic: some 40 works by Russian and French artists. Works of Petr Konchalovsky and Alexander Drevin, Anatoly Zverev and Vladimir Veisberg, Ilya Mashkov, Nikolay Sinezubov and Alexander Shevchenko, Andre Derain, Honore Daumier, Odilon Redon and Maurice Utrillo, Georges Seurat from the collection of the founder of the IN ARTIBUS cultural founation are frequent participants of exhibitions in Russian and foreign museums but some works here will be on display for the first time, like the works of Adolf Monticelli (1824–1886), the favourite artist of Vincent van Gogh. This is a rare opportunity to see works familiar only to a narrow circle of connoisseurs.