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The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution

The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution

October 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Through the ruins of capitalism to the universal brotherhood of workers!

Nikolai Mikhailovich Kochergin (1897–1974), 1 Maia 1920 goda. Cherez oblomki kapitalizma k vsemirnomu bratstvu trudiashchikhsia! [May 1, 1920. Through the ruins of capitalism to the universal brotherhood of workers!], 1920. Lithograph. Poster Collection RU/SU 2087, Hoover Institution Archives

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.

This exhibition and accompanying catalogue are co-organized by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Hoover Board of Overseers, the Halperin Exhibitions Fund, the Mary Lois and Jack Wheatley Fund, Mary Anne Nyburg Baker and G. Leonard Baker, Jr., and Roger and Martha Mertz.

The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution

Softcover
100 pages
$18.00 / $15.00 members