Women in Soviet Art

Price: $7 - $9

When: Ended 11/11/13

Where: Museum of Russian Art

This fascinating exhibit of post-WWII paintings loosely tracks the lives and aspirations of Soviet women in the years of Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev. What the paintings make clear is that, official promises aside, women’s lives in the Soviet era were challenging at best. Take “Adam and Eve,” a sternly poignant allegory by Geli M. Korzhev, who depicts the first couple as weary workers flanking a snake with an apple in its mouth. Eyes downcast, Adam is a crippled alcoholic leaning on his crutches while hardworking Eve gazes at him skeptically. Mary Abbe


Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Av. S.
Minneapolis, MN

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