The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution

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Museums, Fine Arts Museums


Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 this exhibition examines the political, social, and cultural upheavals that transformed Russia in the final decades of the Romanov dynasty and the first years of Soviet Communism. Jointly organized by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center, this dual-site exhibition features a wide variety of art objects and documentary material. Paintings and posters, photographs and films, rare books and decorative art objects alternately evoke the lost world of Russia's old regime and hint at the utopian future imagined by the nation's revolutionaries. IMAGE: Dmitrii Stakhievich Moor (Russia, 1883–1946), Deserter—I Extend My Hand to you.You are as Much A destroyer of the Workers-Peasant State as I, a Capitalist! . . . Now only you are my Hope (Ruku, dezertir.Ty takoi zhe razrushitel’ raboche-krest’ianskogo gosudarstva, kak i ia, kapitalist! . . .Tol’ko na tebia teper’ moia nadezhda), 1920. Lithograph. Poster Collection RU/SU 1314, Hoover Institution Library & Archives


Cantor Arts Center
328 Lomita Dr
Palo Alto, CA
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  1. Cantor Arts Center
    328 Lomita Dr, Palo Alto, CA