A role, shamails has always been playing in Tatar society, goes far beyond Islamic art. The Arabic script eponimizes both traditions of centuries-old written language and particular history and intellectual wealth of Tatars. This is the secret of revival of the art of Tatar Shamail in the 90’s of the last century and a growing vogue in the last decade.
A small and exquisite exhibition under run on June 18, 2010 – July 12, 2010 highlights remarkable aspects of the Arabic calligraphy from the 19th to 21st centuries.
From December 10, 2010 to January 24, 2010 the State Museum of Oriental Art with the assistance and direct participation of the Mardjani Foundation presents the "Morning Prayer" – the art exhibition of the Moscow artist Azzam Atakhanov. Over 40 works from the museum and private collections will be exhibited there. Paintings of the artist are rich in contrasting colours, exquisite combinations of tints and tones.
From March 4 , to April 18, 2011 the State Museum of Oriental Art with the assistance and direct participation of the Mardjani Foundation presents the " Lev Snegiryov. PAINTING. GRAPHICS " – the art exhibition of the artist Lev Snegiryov.
Lev Snegiryov is an artist of great and original talent. Being one of those commonly termed men of the sixties and non-conformists, he shared in the heavy fate of artists of his generation.