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Humanities West: Russian Artistic Brilliance

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From 02 Fri Nov 2018 to 03 Sat Nov 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3, 2018 Marines' Memorial Theatre

Humanities West: Russian Artistic Brilliance

Humanities West: Russian Artistic Brilliance

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at at 10am
Marines' Memorial Theatre, 2nd Floor
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco 

Humanities West presents: Late Czarist Russian Artistic Brilliance

The phrase “European with Asian characteristics” expresses our fascination with the enduring contribution to world culture of Russian music, art and literature created during the twilight years of Czarist Russia: Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev; Kramskoy, Repin, and Levitan; Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov. What cultural and historical influences helped Russians, and then the rest of the West, to recognize and to reward the gifts of these Russian artists? And how would the trajectory of European arts have been different without the genius of Russia’s contributions? 

HUMANITIES WEST transports you across time and around the globe for colorful perspectives on the many sources of our modern cultures. Serving the Bay Area since 1983, our diverse lecture/performance series illuminates people and places at the intersections of history, fine art, the performing arts, social history, politics, and philosophy of the arts. Our unique multidisciplinary approach is designed to entertain and educate the intellectually curious, whether you are an arts lover, scholar, student, travel buff, or life-long learner.

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