The exhibition is named after a popular 1970s Soviet detective film based on the theft of a Franz Hals painting, “Luke the Evangelist,” from an Odessa museum.
© Courtesy of the State Pushkin
After a shaky period of post-Soviet relations, the Pushkin Museum is seeking to strengthen its partnership with Ukrainian art museums with a new exhibition, “The Return of St. Luke.” The show features 100 paintings on loan from collections in Kyiv, Odessa, Poltava, Sevastopol, Donetsk and more.
Until Sept. 9 at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts’
Department of Private Collections, 10 Ulitsa Volkhonka, m.
Kropotkinskaya, (495) 697 1612, www.arts-museum.ru
Open daily 11 am-7 pm, Thurs. 11 am-9 pm; box office until an hour before closing, closed Mon. and Tue.