The virtual exhibition on the websites of the "Museum Moscow Online" project and the Bulgakov Museum will feature items from the museum's collection that tell about the celebration of the New Year in the lifetime of Mikhail Bulgakov: Christmas toys, photos, books, and postcards.
The Bulgakov family always celebrated the New Year: in Kiev, they set up and decorated a Christmas tree, gathered the whole family at the festive table, and gave gifts to each other. In the novel "White Guard", written in a communal apartment at 10, Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, Mikhail Bulgakov nostalgically recalled these cozy and heart-warming evenings.
In Moscow in the first half of the 1920s, Bulgakov tried to leave his noisy communal apartment for friends or relatives for the New Year celebrations. With the advent of his home, he was more willing to celebrate the new year at home. On the holiday, they always dressed up the Christmas tree, lit candles and opened champagne. Photos, things and documents of his time tell about how Mikhail Bulgakov celebrated the New Year's Eve.
Where: the Bulgakov Museum
When: FROM DECEMBER 10 TO DECEMBER 31, 2020
Author: Vera Ivanova