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.