Art Roundup – February 2014

Girl in football jersey, by A. N. Samokhvalov. (1932).

This month, there is news of  Russian art to appear in the Czech Republic. The National Gallery, Prague, plans to start a large exhibition titled ”Russian avant-garde, 1915-2015”. Advance notice, folks – it begins on April 24, 2015. A whole year to plan a trip!

Minsk has an exhibition of Russian portraiture at the Belarusian National Art Museum: “Witnesses to Time: The Portrait in Russian Art and Graphics of the 17th-20th Centuries”. Eighty-seven works from the museum’s collection will be on display; the exhibition runs till March 2, 2014.

In Tyumen, an exhibition of Russian religious art started in January at the Museum of Fine Art. Dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Romanov dynasty, ”Path of the Cross” displays over 350 works by Russian artists. There are icons, traditional pieces from the old Church, and paintings. The exhibition runs till February 28, 2014, after which it moves to Tobolsk.

And, in connection with the Winter Olympics in Sochi, there is an exhibition titled “Sport in Russian Art“. It is a virtual gallery, so you can view it from the comfort of your favourite browser with a glass of your favourite blood orange juice close at hand. There are 950 works to gawk at, so make sure you have a bit of time set aside.

Till next month’s round up!

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