Archive for January, 2019

Contemporary Russian Literature Book Group at the Museum of Russian Icons

Contemporary Russian Literature Book Group at the Museum of Russian Icons

. January 17, 2019

The Grey House by Mariam Petrosyan. This bestselling and first novel by Petrosyan tells the story of physically disabled students living in the House, overlooked by the Outsides. The House, a hulking old structure that is alive. From the corridors and crawl spaces to the classrooms and dorms, the House is full of tribes, tinctures, […]

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Interactive Lecture  Amulets, Talismans, & Reliquaries: The Power of Adornment and Significance of Found Objects as Material and Magic with artist and Professor Kendall Reiss

Interactive Lecture Amulets, Talismans, & Reliquaries: The Power of Adornment and Significance of Found Objects as Material and Magic with artist and Professor Kendall Reiss

. January 17, 2019

Throughout history, humans have been found to use a variety of found and manipulated materials to adorn themselves for purposes including religious worship, rites of passage, and as powerful symbols of protection for the wearer. Join artist and professor Kendall Reiss, and Museum of Russian Icons Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt for an engaging afternoon of close […]

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BROWN ARTS INITIATIVE WELCOMES TANIA BRUGUERA, ALI MOMENI and ANDREW SCHNEIDER  AS PROFESSORS OF THE PRACTICE FOR SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

BROWN ARTS INITIATIVE WELCOMES TANIA BRUGUERA, ALI MOMENI and ANDREW SCHNEIDER AS PROFESSORS OF THE PRACTICE FOR SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

. January 17, 2019

For the 2019 spring semester, Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University welcomes performance and installation artist Tania Bruguera; multimedia artist, composer and performer Ali Momeni; and writer, performer and interactive electronics artist Andrew Schneider as Professors of the Practice. Established by the BAI in September 2016, and made possible by endowed gifts, Professor of […]

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Film and Discussion Ninotchka with commentary by JoAnn DiVerdi at the Museum of Russian Icons

Film and Discussion Ninotchka with commentary by JoAnn DiVerdi at the Museum of Russian Icons

. January 17, 2019

In this romantic-comedy of opposites, Ninotchka (Greta Garbo), a cold, pragmatic comrade from the Soviet Union, arrives in Paris to ensure the sale of jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. There, she encounters a member of the decadent bourgeois, Count Leon d’Algout (Melvyn Douglas). Leon eventually leaves his paramour, the Grand Duchess Swana, original owner […]

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces “Freedom 55” Program Series

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces “Freedom 55” Program Series

. January 16, 2019

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today a year-long program series titled “Freedom 55”. The announcement is made on the birth date of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. , the prominent civil rights activist who endorsed the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, the political party launched as part of the Freedom Summer […]

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