January 11, 2016
By Rachel Rogol
The exhibition on view at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, ПОД ОТКРЫТЫМ НЕБОМ — Journeys in Space and Memory: Urban Scenes and Landscapes by Russian Artists, offers a journey to places in Russia, Western Europe and the United States that were cherished by the artists who depicted them while living and working there, or while longing for them in emigration. (See photos of the exhibition space in the slideshow below.)
Organized by Bettina Jungen, curator of Russian art at the Mead Art Museum, the exhibition opened in September 2015 and remains on view in the Russian Center Art Gallery throughout the spring semester. In an interview on the museum's blog, Mead Musings, Jungen offers insights into the various landscapes on view, from a sunny boulevard in Paris to a rural, sunbathed Moldavian farm.
Read an interview with exhibition curator Bettina Jungen.