Russian Institute of Art History at Zubov Mansion
The Russian Institute of Art History (Ministry of Culture of the Russian Fedration) is housed in the palace of its founder, the Zubov Mansion, located in St. Isaac Square. Famous Russian poets and writers of the Silver Age took to the podium here at the turn of the 20th century: Sergei Yesenin and Vladimir Mayakovsky, Alexander Blok and Nikolai Gumilev, to name just a few.
Various art history conferences and symposiums are held here. You can also attend open lectures on art history given by preeminent art historians.