The Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City, NJ

The Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City, NJ has a deep historical connection to the Nonconformist movement in Russian art, and it has recently begun to embrace contemporary movements. It reopened in November of 2010 after a period of extensive restructuring. New artists have been added to its repertoire, including Elena Sarni, Leonid Lerman, […]

The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 by Gordon B. Lankton, industrialist and co-founder of the plastics company Nypro. Lankton’s collection houses over 500 icons and artifacts, which makes it the largest icon collection in North America. It’s also one of the largest private collections of its kind outside of Russia, with icons […]

The Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC

The spectacular Hillwood Estate is home to an impressive collection of decorative objects, primarily from imperial Russia. That the collection is largely “decorative” art rather than the “high art” that might be found in more traditional public museums can in no way diminishes it. The intricate artistry of the pieces is without doubt. The collection […]

The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, MN

The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota showcases a wide range of Russian Art, extending from print-making artifacts to 20th century painting and photography. Though The Museum of Russian Art originally focused on 19th and 20thcentury Russian artwork, the collection has expanded since its inception to encompass an extensive array of Russian artwork including […]

Russian Icons in Detail

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in Clinton, MA., in 2006 and displays over 200 icons. It is the only museum dedicated exclusively to Russian Orthodox icons outside of Russia. Russian Icons in Detail Resource presented by: The Museum of Russian Icons and The School of Russian and Asian Studies Briefly about Icons: Icon […]

Russian Crafts Tour the US

This article was originally published on SRAS.org in February, 2006 and was donated to this site at its launch in 2011. The article focuses on the only piece of Russian art to be featured at The Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition called “International Arts and Crafts” in 2006. That exhibit later toured America. In his […]

Robert Chandler: Translation as a Career and a Love

Robert Chandler graduated with a BA in Russian and English Literature from Leeds University.  His translations from Russian include Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate and Everything Flows, Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Aleksander Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter. His co-translations of Andrey Platonov have won prizes both in the UK and in the USA.  His translation of Hamid Ismailov’s The Railway […]

Anne Fisher: Translation and Interpreting as Professions

Dr. Anne Fisher holds a Ph.D. in Russian Literature from The University of Michigan. She has taught Russian in several institutes of higher learning and is now a professional translator and interpertor living in California. Her first major translation, Ilf and Petrov’s American Road Trip: The 1935 Travelogue of Two Soviet Writers, was shortlisted for the […]

The Accidental Translator: Interview with Nora Favorov

Nora Favorov is a freelance, professional translator working in the Russian>English market and is an active member of the American Translator Association. She recently took some time from her piles of manuscripts to talk about how she came to work in her profession and what it’s like to work in a profession that often must bridge art […]

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