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Soviet Bus Stops: A Two-Night Documentary Screening

Thursday, July 25 - Friday, July 26

$8 – $10

Soviet Bus Stops: A Two-Night Documentary Screening

Embark on a journey through architectural history with The Museum of Russian Art’s exclusive two-night screening of Soviet Bus Stops. Discover the fascinating world of these overlooked masterpieces of Soviet architecture, lovingly chronicled by Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig.

Herwig stumbled upon his first unique Soviet bus stop in 2002 and has since dedicated himself to capturing their diversity and beauty. From Kiev to Vladivostok, Herwig’s photographs showcase a stunning variety of architectural styles, ranging from strict Brutalism to whimsical designs.

Thursday and Friday, July 25-26

The same film will be shown on both July 25 and July 26, giving you two opportunities to experience this compelling documentary.

Doors open at 6:00 PM – Screening begins at 7:00 PM. All galleries and TMORA Shop will be open. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tickets: $10 General Admission, $8 TMORA Members


Buy the books! Both Volume I and Volume II of Soviet Bus Stops are available in TMORA Shop


About the Documentary:

Soviet Bus Stops is a poignant exploration of these architectural anomalies, built quietly against the backdrop of stringent state control. Shot over seven years, the documentary follows Herwig’s quest to uncover the stories behind these creations. Despite their cultural significance, many of these bus stops face demolition or neglect today, making Herwig’s documentation all the more vital.

Join us as we delve into the narratives of the creators themselves, from Ukraine to Lithuania, revealing their acts of artistic defiance within a rigid system. Herwig’s journey not only celebrates these structures as architectural gems but also as poignant symbols of individual expression amidst state uniformity.

“The bus stops are disappearing so fast. If I come back a year from now, they could be gone, demolished, or rebuilt. These pictures may be all that’s left in the end. I want to give them some kind of immortality.”
— Christopher Herwig, Photographer and Bus Stop Hunter

Learn more about Soviet Bus Stops: www.sovietbusstops.com

Special Thanks  to John Lukas and Highball Corp. for their invaluable support in bringing this event to life.





Thursday, July 25
Friday, July 26
$8 – $10


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