Our impetus for seeing this museum was an article in the paper concerning a current exhibit. One of the greatest living practitioners of sand mandalas, a Buddhist monk Losang Samten, is at the museum until Jan.16. Samten once served as the Dalai Lama's personal attendant.
Another interesting current exhibit is by Carrie Schneider on "Reading Women". She did a 4 hour video on women reading women's books, of course we only took a few minutes to watch that! We probably should have dedicated a whole day to St. Petersburg's art museum because we certainly did not see it all in the 4 hours we were there! As we have learned in touring art museums all over the nation, we never know what we will see in those museums. Most often, as we discovered at the St. Petersburg art museum, it was a most pleasant and enjoyable surprise! We felt that we had learned and seen so much regarding different forms of art.