Edith W. Clowes, Brown-Forman Chair in the Humanities and professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Virginia, discusses the religious and mystical (as well as revolutionary) explorations of Russian and Russian-emigre artists, including Goncharova, Chagall, and Roerich, who have works in the museum collection.
She places her topic in the wider literary, musical, historical context of the Russian Renaissance that lasted from 1890 to 1930. Clowes also considers the legacy of this artistic explosion 100 years later.
This event is cosponsored with Oberlin’s Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies. A reception will follow.
The AMAM offers programs on most first Thursdays of the month. These afterhours events are free and open to the public. Programs begin at 5:30 p.m. and galleries remain open until 7:30 p.m.