Student Blog on Socialist Realist Art

Allie Bull studied Russian language and art over the summer of 2013 on a customized program with SRAS. As part of her studies, Allie has begun a blog “exploring what Socialist Realism is, how it emerged, major themes, and this art today.” She also discusses, in part, her studies abroad. See more about Allie’s work […]

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New Online Collection of Natalia Gontcharova Paintings

A Stone Thrown is a small, privately held collection of assorted works by Russian artist Natalia Gontcharova (1881-1962) featuring unpublished paintings as well as artist’s preparatory and studio paintings. The goals of this website are to present the work in an open and unpretentious way, to encourage further debate and to contribute to continuing research into […]

Historians of Russian and Soviet Art

We asked Elena Varshavskaya, who teaches art history at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Eastern Connecticut State University, and who directs the art programs run by SRAS, a simple question: “If a student came to you and said that they were interested in Russian or Soviet art but were unsure where to […]

NGOs, Charities, and Other Organizations

The Russian-American Cultural Center in New York offers annual auctions and an online gallery with a range of Russian artists represented. The Museum Association of Russia is an NGO serving the interests of curators and museums. ProArt is an NGO promoting contemporary culture in St. Petersburg by sponsoring festivals and a variety of education programs. NewNames […]

Government Sponsered Organizations

“Official Art” – Government Sponsored Agencies The Ministry of Culture and Mass Communication (MinCult) is a federal body responsible for the development of state policy and normative legal regulations in the sphere of culture, art, cinematography, archiving, mass media, mass communications, and “inter-ethnic relations.” The Ministry may propose laws concerning these issues for consideration by […]

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