L: Natalia Goncharova, Christian Host from Mystical Images of War, 1914, lithograph. R: Olga Rozanova, Airplanes over the City from War, 1916, collage on paper.
Russian centre Art Gallery in Amherst Centre of Russian Culture opens an exhibition to considers the role of World War I in Russia through the arts 100 years later. Presenting works by Russian avant-garde artists and symbolist poets, it explores the ways in which Russian modernists engaged with the themes of war, violence and destruction during this fateful period.
Drawn from the permanent collections of the Mead Art Museum and Amherst Center for Russian Culture, the exhibition features works by Mikhail Larionov, Aristarkh Lentulov, Natalia Goncharova, Zinaida Gippius, Olga Rozanova and Aleksei Kruchenykh, Vladimir Mayakovksy, Aleksandr Blok and Pavel Filonov.
Opening Reception Monday, Nov. 12, 5–7 p.m. Director of Amherst Center for Russian Culture, Michael Kunichika’s welcome, followed by curatorial remarks by Galina Mardilovich, Acting Curator of Russian and European Art at the Mead Art Museum
Gallery Talk Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, noon–1 p.m. Join the Mead Art Museum’s Acting Curator of Russian and European Art, Galina Mardilovich, to learn more about this exhibition.