UVU’s Woodbury Art Museum Presents Russian Soviet-Era Pastoral Exhibit
October 9, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Cheryl Kamenski (801) 863-6351
Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Art Museum is partnering with the Center for Global & Intercultural Engagement to present “Global Spotlight Russia: Pastoralism” starting with an Oct. 16 reception at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display at the museum through Dec. 15.
The exhibition brings together more than 60 paintings and drawings from several private collections in Utah, many of which have never been displayed publicly. The artworks span over three decades of Soviet-era landscapes and pastoral scenes from the 1950s to the 1980s.
“We are once again glad to be part of the Global Spotlight program, offering a view into Eurasian cultures through art,” said Melissa Hempel, UVU Woodbury Art Museum interim director/creator. “We hope many students and residents have a chance to experience the exhibition, which wouldn’t have been possible without the generous collectors who loaned their priceless works of art.”
“Global Spotlight Russia: Pastoralism” is part of UVU’s greater Global Spotlight: Eurasia program. A second rotation of Soviet era works will follow the pastoralism show. “Global Spotlight Russia: Military” is scheduled to open in January 2013.
The museum’s Linda and Malan Jackson Collection of Mongolian Art will also be on display in the Permanent Collection galleries. Many opportunities to learn more about the artwork and cultural components are available. Art Talks will take place at the museum on Oct. 30 and Dec. 4 at 7p.m.
These collections are free and open to the public. UVU’s Woodbury Art Museum is open Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located in the University Mall, 575 W. University Parkway in Orem, on the second floor between the Gap and the former Nordstrom store that is currently vacant.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utahís largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.