Exhibition: A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde at MoMA

Exhibition: A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde at MoMA

Aleksandr Rodchenko (Russian, 1891–1956). Pioneer with a Bugle. 1930. Gelatin silver print. 9 1/4 × 7 1/16″ (23.5 × 18 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Rodchenko Family

Exhibition: A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde at MoMA

On December 3, 2016, the exhibition “A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde” opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; it will be on view until 12 March 2017. The exhibition traces the arc of the pioneering Russian avant-garde from its earliest flowering in 1912 to the moment of the Stalinist decree in 1934. Bringing together almost 300 breakthrough objects across mediums from MoMA’s extraordinary collection, the exhibition, planned in anticipation of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, probes the myriad ways that an object can be revolutionary.

The exhibition will be complemented by a public program “The Russian Avant-Garde: Scholars Respond” on February 8, 2017 from 6-8pm. Admission is free but a reservation is required.

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