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Faberge Documentary is a Jewel
June 23, 2015

Faberge Documentary is a Jewel

By Paul E. Richardson

It is nice to come across a documentary about Russia that is not all Sturm and Drang, Stalin and Purges, mafia and Putin. The story of Peter Carl Fabergé and the jewelry empire he built is a truly remarkable story, and it is the focus of this new documentary from Arts Alliance.

Terror and Art
March 01, 2014

Terror and Art

By Joy Neumeyer

A witness to the turning point that was Patriarch Tikhon’s funeral, artist Pavel Korin devoted the rest of his life to putting it on canvas.

Exiled Cartoonist
May 01, 2013

Exiled Cartoonist

By Eric Niderost

From 1923 to 1941 Russian émigré Georgy Sapozhnikov was the most famous political cartoonist in Asia, applying his talent and perceptiveness to issues domestic and international.

The Thaw Snaps
November 01, 2012

The Thaw Snaps

By Tamara Eidelman

In December 1962, Nikita Khrushchev's Thaw was drawing to a close, only no one quite knew this yet. It would take a contrived showdown at a Moscow art exhibition to bring things to a head.

Elephantine Ambitions
November 01, 2011

Elephantine Ambitions

By Samuel L. Scheib

For 30 years, an art gallery in the shadow of Denver’s Union Station has been a showcase for modern Russian art – works that are definitely turning heads and exciting emotion.

Antiquities from Ukraine
September 26, 2011

Antiquities from Ukraine

By The Editors

Starting October 1 and running through February 19 of next year, The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis will be hosting an exhibit devoted to gold and ceramic relics dating from the Neolithic age to the Byzantine era, and unearthed in present-day Ukraine.

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