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SOLD OUT! White Nights: A Member Celebration

Thursday, May 16, 6:00-8:00 pm

Calling all members! Come celebrate Russia’s famous White Nights–those evenings in Russia when the sun never completely sets and the citizens rejoice with fireworks, boat rides, and music.

Our take on a White Nights Festival will include three special talks by our knowledgable staff; live music; and plenty of wine, vodka, and hors d’oeuvres.

This event is a thank you to our wonderful members. You are encouraged to bring a guest(s) to introduce them to the Museum.

Special Talks:

  • Curator Kent Russell will give a talk about woodblock printing and give a tour of the current exhibition, Jacques’ Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the  Christine & George Gamota Collection.
  • Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt will speak about images in Soviet-era propaganda posters and the appropriation of icon images.
  • Education Director Amy Consalvi will give an interactive tour of the exhibition The Sacred in the Profane that will contextualize the works in the larger art historical narrative.

Music:
Acclaimed soprano Maria Ferrante and her students will perform throughout the evening with accompaniment by award-winning pianist Ivan Gusev