All eyes will be on Alexander Calder’s jewelry, Robert Mapplethorpe’s portraits and Cate Blanchett’s Shakespearian foray this winter.
—Compiled by Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Moscow comes alive in winter with city denizens heading to the ice rink at Gorky Park, or sipping mulled wine at cafes along Tverskaya Ulitsa. But this season, culture fiends also will be making a beeline for the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, where for one month each year, the institution holds concerts featuring music to match the mood of the current exhibit. This time around, it’s an historic retrospective of British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, funded entirely by Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov (known for being the largest single shareholder of Britain’s Arsenal soccer team). To complement Turner’s work, groups including the Zukerman Chamber Players and the Hesperion XXI will perform selections from Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar, as well as compositions linked to Venice, one of Turner’s favorite subjects.


December Nights and “J.M.W. Turner: Oils and Watercolors From Tate Britain”
November 30–December 30
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Moscow
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