The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you to the opening reception for
The Siege of Leningrad
February 18, 2017 | 6:30pm
Featuring a spotlight performance by Denis Evstuhin, pianist and Curator of Music at The Museum of Russian Art
The exhibition The Siege of Leningrad is a multimedia presentation of one of the most tragic events of WWII – the 900-day siege of Leningrad in 1941-1944. The exhibition will focus on the city’s struggle and survival through photographs, films, maps, and stories of the war period. It will highlight both the gruesome side of the war and the life-affirming effort of the people who lived through the horrible ordeal.
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Russia. The multimedia exhibition will present a documentary narrative of the Siege of Leningrad drawing on the rich collections of the partnering museum. The use of multimedia formats will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the war era and learn about its little-known stories.
The Siege of Leningrad will be on view in the Lower Gallery at The Museum of Russian Art from February 18 - June 4, 2017
The exhibition is co-organized by The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, and The State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Russia, in partnership with the Blavatnik Archive, New York. The display includes original artworks from the collections of Raymond and Susan Johnson and Alexandr Neratoff, as well as part of the Blokadnitsy project, created by photographer Jill Bough. The Museum of Russian Art gratefully acknowledges the unique contributions of exhibition participants.
Thank you to our generous sponsor - Schmitt Music
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.