St. Petersburg: A Portrait of a Great City
Books, manuscripts, prints, and photographs document the role of St. Petersburg as a cultural, artistic, and literary center from its founding through the Second World War. The exhibition looks at St. Petersburg through the eyes of non-Russian travelers, while including such Russian artifacts as the library's renowned Romanov albums and the recently acquired manuscript of Anna Akhmatova's Poema bez geroia (Poem without a hero).
The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.
Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.