Lecture: "From the Kiev Lavra to London & LA: The Kiev Caves Monastery's 'Royal Doors' - Context, Function and Displacement" (Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA; September 19, 2015)


Saturday, September 19 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Edward Kasinec of Columbia University will give a richly illustrated lecture that traces the history and tortuous movements of a pair of monumental silver-gilt 18th century royal doors from the Kyiv (Kiev) Caves Monastery. The doors were confiscated and sold by Soviet authorities in the 1920s and changed hands many times over five decades before being divided between the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The path through the 20th century of these two masterworks also serves as a prism for examining broader questions of cultural heritage and the displacement of art.

Presented in partnership with Ballets Russes Arts Initiative.

$8 Members, $12 Non-members, $1 off with WOO card. Includes Museum admission. Pre-registration strongly suggested at (978) 598-5000 x21.

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