Great Neck Library lecture: Art and Revolution in the Soviet Union presented by Dennis Raverty

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Great Neck Library lecture: Art and Revolution in the Soviet Union presented by Dennis Raverty
Dennis Raverty

Lenin saw the revolutionary potential of avant-garde art, architecture and design and instituted sweeping changes in which modernism became almost the official art of the fledgling Soviet Union, but with Stalin’s rise to power, all art was banished that could not be used as propaganda by the Communist Party for furthering its social and economic objectives.

Most of Russia’s finest artists and designers emigrated to the West.

Presenter Dennis Raverty is a speaker, author and art historian who for decades has delighted audiences with lively presentations at libraries, churches, synagogues, hostels and business lunches on a variety of topics in the history of art, from the Italian Renaissance to the Harlem Renaissance. His articles and criticism have appeared in Art Journal, Art in America, The International Review of African American Art, Art Criticism, The New Art Examiner, Prospects: An Annual of American Studies, Source: Notes in the History of Art. and Art Papers, where he was a contributing editor. He authored four entries for the most recent edition of the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, published by Oxford University Press (2011).

This lecture will be held at the Main Library at 159 Bayview Ave. in Great Neck on Monday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Great Neck Library at (516) 466-8055 or email [email protected].

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