A Russian Masterpiece in Paris: Karl Briullov’s Last Day of Pompeii at the 1834 Salon

A Russian Masterpiece in Paris: Karl Briullov’s Last Day of Pompeii at the 1834 Salon An online lecture by Dr. Margaret Samu In 1834 Karl Briullov’s painting The Last Day of Pompeii became the first work of Russian art to attract international attention. This dramatic [...]

2021-10-18T10:54:39-04:00January 15th, 2022|

Dostoevsky at 200: the Russian Novel Between Tradition and Modernity

Dostoevsky at 200: the Russian Novel Between Tradition and Modernity An online lecture by Professor Kate Holland This talk will explore the literary legacy of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, whose bicentenary falls on November 11, 2021. Famed for his psychological insights, his examinations of faith and [...]

2021-10-18T10:54:47-04:00November 13th, 2021|

Leon Bakst’s Grand Finale: The Ballets Russes’ Sleeping Princess Production of 1921

Leon Bakst's Grand Finale: The Ballets Russes' Sleeping Princess Production of 1921 An online lecture by Anna Winestein Leon Bakst is unquestionably the iconic scenographer of the Ballets Russes, having designed more productions than anyone else, and contributed critically to the company's early success and [...]

2021-10-04T15:34:15-04:00October 9th, 2021|

Elite Education in Pre-Revolutionary Russia: The Imperial Educational Society of Noble Maidens

Elite Education in Pre-Revolutionary Russia: The Imperial Educational Society of Noble Maidens An online lecture by Dr. Nancy Kovaleff Baker The Imperial Educational Society of Noble Maidens, or the Smolny Institute, was founded by Catherine the Great as the first state educational institution for women [...]

2021-08-31T14:38:01-04:00September 18th, 2021|