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Glimpses into Russian Art: lecture series

Sat, September 12th, 2020
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm

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Glimpses into Russian Art: lecture series
Join us for “Glimpses into Russian Art,” a series of three lectures on Russian visual culture from the tenth through the early twentieth centuries. Each lecture will be 45 minutes long with time for questions to follow. Seating is limited. Not open to the public. Sponsored by the German and Russian Department and the History Department.
Saturday, 9/12: Lecture 1 will cover Russia’s adoption of Christianity and the architecture of Moscow, Kyiv, Suzdal, Vladimir, and Novgorod.
Saturday, 9/19: Lecture 2 will cover Western European influence on Russian art of the 18th and 19th centuries
Saturday, 9/26: Lecture 3 will cover Russian Modernism and the Avant-garde in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LAST LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE IN SCHAPIRO 129.
About the Instructor:
Elena Varshavskaya, Study, Research, and Custom Programs Abroad (SRAS) Art Program Director 
Elena holds a Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Art at the State Academy of Art in Moscow. Having worked for the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg as a researcher and lecturer for over two decades, Elena moved to the US where she now teaches art history at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Eastern Connecticut State University. Her course offerings embrace European, Russian and Asian art with an emphasis on early 20th century Russian art and Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. A published author and an exhibition curator, at SRAS Elena leads the Workshop for Museum Professionals hosted by the Hermitage each summer.

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