Encounter the Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism

March 26, 2015
By Rachel Rogol

Russian Center Art Gallery
Some of the most influential Russian avant-garde artists of the early 20th century—Kandinsky, Rodchenko and Gabo, to name a few—are celebrated in a new exhibition at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture.

On view through June 26, КИНЕТИЧЕСКИЕ РИТМЫ: The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism brings together works from the Mead Art Museum’s Thomas P. Whitney ’37 Collection of Russian Art and exemplifies the ways in which artists were able to break free from the prevalent realistic canon in the first three decades of the 20th century.

Professor Catherine Ciepiela Publishes Anthology of Contemporary Russian Women Poets

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 4:13 PM

when trees write                                                                                                     если деревья пишут,
it’s to the white flowers                                                                                           то белым цветам,
that walked the garden                                                                                           что ходили по саду. 

when birds do                                                                                                         если птицы,
it’s of what can’t be sung                                                                                       о том, чего спеть нельзя.

lumps do not speak,                                                                                              комья не говорят,
in flowerpots                                                                                                           по цветочным горшкам
they have buried silence.                                                                                      зарыли молчание.

 —Anna Glazova                                                                                                              —Анна Глазова


From Russia with Love

Free Russian Music Concert at the Mead Art Museum on October 30

September 22, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst Center for Russian Culture and Amherst College Department of Music will present a concert of music by Arthur Vincent Lourié (1891-1966) in the MeadArt Museum’s Rotherwas Room on Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.

Amherst Center for Russian Culture


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Elizabeth Vladeck to Speak at Amherst College Oct. 23 about Workers’ Rights and Unions in Modern-Day Russia

Submitted by Holly R. Saltrelli
October 15, 2007 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College Receives the Thomas P. Whitney ’37 Collection of Russian Art

Poet Matthew Zapruder '89 To Read at Amherst College Nov. 20

November 11, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.- The Amherst College Creative Writing Center will continue its Fall Reading Series with an appearance by poet Matthew Zapruder on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture (Webster 202). The Center is co-sponsoring the event.

Washington Post Editor Steve Coll To Speak on Bin Laden and the CIA at Amherst College April 27

April 20, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Stanislavsky Theater Studio To Present “ Babel ” at Amherst College Dec. 4