The exposition is dedicated to two anniversaries - the 90th anniversary of the Mordovian Autonomous Region and the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Mordovian Republican Museum of Fine Arts named after S.D. Erzya.
The formation of Mordovian statehood was associated in the 1930s with the cultural revolution, which opened up wide opportunities for cultural development for previously oppressed national minorities. The war prevented the creation of an art gallery in Saransk; they returned to the idea of an art museum only in the late 1950s. On January 10, 1960, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the MASSR, the Mordovian Picture Gallery named after F.V. Sychkova. From this moment begins the history of the MRMI them. S.D. Erzi, which today has the status of a particularly valuable object of the national and cultural heritage of the peoples of the Republic of Mordovia and is rightfully considered the cultural brand of Saransk.