Home Away From Home: Russian Artists Abroad presents paintings, sculptures and objects created by artists who had left the Soviet Union or its pre-Bolshevik predecessor, the Russian Empire, in search of personal or artistic freedom. Many of them ended up in Paris.
Conceived by Alla Rosenfeld, the Mead’s recently hired curator of Russian and European art, Home Away From Home includes works by Antoine Pevsner, Konstantin Korovin, Alexandre Benois and Alexandre Exter. “The exhibition demonstrates a wide range of styles and practices explored by some of these important artists,” Rosenfeld says.
All are invited to celebrate the opening of this exhibition on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Curatorial remarks begin at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow from 6–8 p.m. The event is free and open to all.