From the declaration of war on July 28, 1914, to the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918, World War I was an unprecedented global catastrophe. Russia’s participation in the war was marked by few victories and many failures, and had a cataclysmic impact on the Empire. The monarchy collapsed, and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 sparked the bloody disintegration of Imperial Russia. The consequences of the Russian revolutions reverberated throughout the world for the next century.
This exhibition considers the role of World War I in Russia through the arts 100 years later. Presenting works by Russian avant-garde artists and symbolist poets, it explores the ways in which Russian modernists engaged with the themes of war, violence and destruction during this fateful period.
Drawn from the permanent collections of the Mead Art Museum and Amherst Center for Russian Culture, the exhibition features works by Mikhail Larionov, Aristarkh Lentulov, Natalia Goncharova, Zinaida Gippius, Olga Rozanova and Aleksei Kruchenykh, Vladimir Mayakovksy, Aleksandr Blok and Pavel Filonov.
Times: Mo-Fr 9 am to 3 pm Tickets: Free
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