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Exhibition on View

“One Scholar, One Work: Masterpieces from the Thomas P. Whitney Collection of Russian Art” 

On view: February 6, 2020, to June 1, 2020
Russian Center Art Gallery
Amherst Center for Russian Culture

  • Gallery open Monday through Friday, 9 am–3 pm
  • Opening reception: Thursday, February 6, from 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

This exhibition is about the art of close looking. Over the next four months, we will exhibit one artwork — indeed, one masterpiece — from the Whitney Collection of Russian Art. We invite you to come to contemplate the artwork in the Gallery of the Amherst Center for Russian Culture (ARCR) on the second floor of Webster Hall. Each month, we will be joined by a renowned art historian to discuss the work with us.

  Wendy Salmond Announcement









All lectures open to the public and begin at 4:30 pm. Reception to follow.


February 6, 2020: Wendy Salmond (Chapman University) on Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin’s “Mother of God with Child (1922)”

March 2020: Ilya Doronchenkov (Pushkin Museum, Moscow). TBD.

March 24, 2020: Special Event: Gallery Performance: Rodchenko’s “Performing Furniture” with Karen Koehler and Jenna Riegel.

April 2, 2020: Konstantin Akinsha on Aristarkh Lentulov "Allegoric Depiction of the Patriotic War 1812” (ca. 1912)

May 7, 2020: Molly Brunson (Yale University) on Filipp Maliavin’s “Portrait of the Prima Ballerina Aleksandra Balashova” (1923)