New Exhibit At Stetson University Looks At Early Russian Culture

By on August 25, 2017 in Community Stories

DeLand, FL –  Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center is exhibiting “Tradition and Innovation in Russian Art” through Oct. 14. As 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the focus of the exhibit will be the impact of the revolution on modern art.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience history through the interpretation of pre-revolution icons, photographs and Fabergé pieces, as well as post revolution sculpture and lectures by experts in Russian art and culture. Several scheduled events surrounding this special exhibit will be held at the Hand Art Center. All are free and open to the public, and include:

Opening Reception:  Friday, Aug. 25, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center
“The Influence of Icons on Russian Avant-garde Movement,” Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7-8 p.m.

Lecture presented by Katya Kudryavtseva, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history at Stetson University.

Location: Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center

 Discussion of Soviet Theatre, Music and Art, Thursday, Sept. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Mayhill Fowler, Ph.D., assistant professor of history and director of Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Program at Stetson will discuss her new book, “Beau Monde at Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine,” and moderate a discussion with Kudryavtseva and Daniil Zavlunov, Ph.D., a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century music and assistant professor of music history at Stetson.

Location: Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, Seminar Room

 “Empire and Empathy: Russian Photographs by Murray Howe,” Thursday, Sept. 28, 7-8 p.m.

This talk will feature photos snapped in 1909 by noted horse racing journalist Murray Howe, great-grandfather of the lecturer. 

Location: Dupont-Ball Library, 134 E Minnesota Ave, DeLand, FL 32724.

The Hand Art Center is on the Stetson University campus at 139 East Michigan Avenue, DeLand, Florida, 32723. It is open to the public free of charge. In addition to the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection, it has a broad collection of artwork by Stetson University students, art faculty and alumni. The 5,000-square-foot building includes multiple galleries: The Oscar Bluemner Gallery exhibits rotating selections of the artist’s work and the Gary Libby Gallery hosts exhibits from the university’s permanent art collection or special shows. Except for holidays and university vacations, Hand Art Center is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. All exhibits are open to the public free of charge.

Photo courtesy of Stetson University.

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