The Museum of Russia Art presents a three-day exhibition dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad, in collaboration with Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Cultural Centre) and Russia’s Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. The exhibition will be on view from May 9 through May 11, 2015. The exhibition includes approximately 60 photographs featuring scenes and participants of the battle, as well as war-period materials and original artwork.
The exhibition of Russian samovars will delve into the Russian tradition of tea drinking through a remarkable display of samovars, drawn from the significant collection of Sheldon Luskin, resident of Florida. Translated as ‘self-boiler,’ samovars are metal urns used to boil water for tea. Before the introduction of electrical appliances, they were essential to Russian tea drinking traditions. The samovars from the Luskin collection originate from various 19th century producers, including the Faberge firm. Boasting a variety of imaginative designs, the hand-made samovars on display will familiarize Museum visitors with this unique art form and Russian traditions of hospitality.
The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WW I drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s state archives and museums. This major exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Federal Archive Agency, State Archives of the Russian Federation, and ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center, in association with the Russian Historical Society and Russian Military History Society.