Gallery Talk

The Politics of Abstraction


Friday, December 14, 2018
2 – 3 pm
Exhibition Galleries

Learn about abstraction’s role as a tool of political expression in the wake of the Russian Revolution on this tour led by Jenna Weiss, Manager of Public Programs. Explore the meaning behind competing styles employed by artists Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich during their time at the People’s Art School in Vitebsk in the exhibition Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918 - 1922

Included with Museum Admission; RSVP Recommended

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El Lissitzky, Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge, 1919–20/1965–80, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.