Woodbury Art Museum To Feature Russian Military Exhibit
January 3, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Jim Rayburn (801) 863-8504
In conjunction with Global Spotlight Eurasia, a program presented by Utah Valley University’s Center for Global & Intercultural Engagement, the Woodbury Art Museum will host an exhibit of Russian military and industrial art Jan. 19-March 2.
The museum will hold an opening reception on the exhibit and catalog release on Jan. 22 from 6-8 p.m.
“This exhibition chronicles the daily realities of the Soviet Union’s military industrial complex, from 1950 through 1980,” said Melissa Hempel, interim director/curator of the Woodbury Art Museum.
On exhibit will be various works from local collectors, many of which have been carefully restored and never before seen in public. On display will be large-scale paintings to small studies and drawings. Also, to enhance the artistic historical accounts, the museum will show a video history prepared especially for the Russian art exhibition.
“Global Spotlight Russia: Military” is the second Soviet era collection displayed at the museum as part of the Global Spotlight: Eurasia program. In the fall, the museum had a two-month exhibit on “Global Spotlight Russia: Pastoralism.”
“This is another great opportunity for UVU’s students and the general public to learn about Soviet history and see some great pieces of art,” Hempel said.
Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday. Admission to the museum, located on the second floor of University Mall, 575 W. University Parkway in Orem, is free and open to the public.
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