The Siege of Leningrad

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017

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Photo is from the Collection of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Russia

Leningrad during the Siege, 1941–1944. Collection of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Lower Gallery

February 18, 2017–June 4, 2017

The exhibition The Siege of Leningrad is a multimedia presentation of one of the most tragic events of WWII – the 900-day siege of Leningrad in 1941-1944. The exhibition will focus on the  city’s struggle and survival through photographs, films, maps, and stories of the war period. It will highlight both the gruesome side of the war and the life-affirming effort of the people who lived through the horrible ordeal.

The exhibition is co-organized with the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Russia. The multimedia exhibition will present a documentary narrative of the Siege of Leningrad drawing on the rich collections of the partnering museum. The use of multimedia formats will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the war era and learn about its little-known stories.

The exhibition is in partnership with the Blavatnik Archive, New York. The display includes original artworks from the collections of Raymond and Susan Johnson and Alexandr Neratoff, as well as part of the Blokadnitsy project, created by photographer Jill Bough. The Museum of Russian Art gratefully acknowledges the unique contributions of exhibition participants.