Legends in Lacquer

The art of painting exquisite designs from history, folklore, and fairy tales on miniature lacquer boxes has its origin in medieval times.  In four villages in central Russia, the art grew from icon painting, discouraged by the government after 1917.  The stunning works that comprise the David Christensen Collection will be exhibited for the first […] Read More

150 Years of the Tretyakov

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Power of Message in Russian Art

This exhibition explores various aspects of Russian realist painting and its application as a medium of social communications to the citizens of the Soviet Union.  In practical terms, the Soviet government structured the educational system to produce two generations of Russian artists whose creativity was directed to producing representational paintings that would memorialize, inspire and […] Read More