13th Annual Russian Heritage Month®

The Annual Russian Heritage Month® celebrates and honors the rich diversity of cultural traditions brought to the U.S. from the many countries of the former Soviet Union. The Russian-speaking community plays an indispensable role in the culture, economic and social life of New York, the US and the world. The Annual Russian Heritage Month® honors their contributions and affords the opportunity to showcase their talents.

The annual celebration of arts and culture takes place throughout the month of June in New York City.

 

The Memory of Time and Space: Russian-American-Women Artists in Dialogue

June 1 – June 11

Mon – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm. Sat – Sun 11am – 5 pm

The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY

Free Admission The third annual installment of “The Memory of Time and Space” brings together two of the Russian diaspora’s most inventive and exciting visual artists, Yelena Lezhen and Anya Rubin. Drawing from their personal experiences as well as a wide range of materials and techniques, Lezhen and Rubin have created strikingly individual treatments of gender, memory, and immigrant life. This is a unique opportunity to experience their work in dialogue.

 

Mastering Myth and Connecting to Spirit: Drawings by Dashi Namdakov and Historical Photographs of Shamanism from the Russian Museum of Ethnography

June 1 – June 20

Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm. Sat – Sun 11am -5 pm

Grand Gallery, The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South New York, NY

Free Admission

This exhibit pairs the graphic works of contemporary Russian artist Dashi Namdakov, who continues to develop the artistic traditions of past generations, with photographs of Russian shamanism, never seen before in America, from the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. Presented in collaboration with Gallery Shchukin and the Russian Museum of Ethnography and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

 

Collectively Independent: An Exhibit of Russian-American Women Artists

June 12 – June 20

Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm. Sat – Sun 11am – 5 pm

The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY

Free Admission

An exciting look at five emerging female artists, Yuliya Lanina, Valentina Loseva, Anya Roz, Anya Rubin and Irina Sheynfeld. Though working in disparate styles and genres – from painting to photography and mechanical sculpture – these artists remain deeply engaged with their shared experiences of movement, femininity, and 21st Century American life. Presented in partnership with COJECO, Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations.

 

“Leitmotiv in Russian Novels of the XIX and XX Centuries”

June 13, 2 pm

The New York Public Library, 5th Ave at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018

Free Admission

Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.

As part of its joint Exploring Russian Literature Series, the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center and the Russian American Foundation proudly present Mr. Dmitry Bykov, one of the most prolific Russian writers working today and biographer of Boris Pasternak, Bulat Okudzhava and Maxim Gorky. All are invited to discover a hidden connection in the  plots of three Russian great novels; Doctor Zhivago, Quiet Flows the Don, and Lolita. Mr. Bykov will discuss how all authors unwittingly described the same situation in their iconic masterpieces.

This event is presented in collaboration with the New York Public Library and RTVi (Independent Russian TV Network).

 

Shtetl: Graphic Works And Sketches Of Solomon Yudovin (1920-1940)

June 21 – Sept 30

9 am – 5 pm Sun -Thurs, 9 am -3 pm Fri, Closed Saturday

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Free Admission

Presented in collaboration  with  the Russian Museum of Ethnography and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the exhibit features works of the renowned Russian-Jewish artist, ethnographer and scholar of Jewish traditional art, Solomon Yudovin. From the collections of the Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, NY.

 

Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Jewish Soviet Soldiers in the Red Army During WW II

June 22 – August 30

Mon – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm. Sat – Sun 11am – 5 pm

The National Arts Club, Gregg Gallery, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY

Free Admission

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the allied Victory and in commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the outbreak of war on the Eastern front, The Blavatnik Archive proudly presents Lives of the Great Patriotic War exhibit. Lives of the Great Patriotic War was produced and funded by the Blavatnik Archive, and is made possible thanks to the participation of the nearly 1,200 veterans and their families in the Blavatnik Archive Veteran Oral History Project.

 

Philippe Quint & Friends: Hebrew Rhapsody

June 28, 6 pm – 8 pm

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Admission: $30; $45

For concert tickets information visit www.carnegiehall.org

The concert of renowned Russian American violinist marks the closing of the 13th Annual Russian Heritage Month ®. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the educational programs of the Russian American Foundation. The evening will feature specials guests, including Carol Alt, Lera Auerbach, Alex Fiterstein, Matt Herskowitz, Kate Davis, Lara St. John, Joseph Malovany and M-Generation.

 

AFTERMATH…

June 29-August 30 Mon-Sat.10am-5pm

The National Arts Club Marquis Gallery, 15Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003

Free Admission

The photographs of Ross Den (born in Ukraine) and Philip Grossman (born in the U.S.) show their experiences in Chernobyl, Ukraine and Israel war zones. Presented in collaboration with Project Chernobyl.

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