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November 15, 2020 / Irene2468

Newberry Seminar for Winter/Spring 2021 – Russian Avant-Garde and More: Art and Literature 1910-1932

Alexandra Exter, The Masked Figure, 1922

I invite you join us next year as we examine the major art and literature movements of the time of the Russian avant-garde and the Russian revolution from 1910 to 1932 through the lens of Neo-Primitivism, Cubo-Futurism, Suprematism, Constructivism, Zorved, Unovis, Masters of Analytical Art, OST, Formalism, OBERIU and other groups, as well as the poetry, short stories, tales, and novels by Evgeny Zamyatin, Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Osip Mandelstam, Valery Bryusov, Andrey Platonov, and Mikhail Bulgakov. We will focus on close visual analysis of the works by Kazemir Malevich, Alexandra Exter, Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Pavel Filonov, Vladimir Tatlin, Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Lyubov Popova, and many other artists, interplayed against the textual analysis of a variety of literary works and two short novels: Evgeny Zamyatin’s We and Andrey Platonov’s The Foundation Pit.

Seven weekly, two-hour sessions are planned, starting on Saturday, February 20, 2021 and ending on April 17, 2021 (no sessions will be held on March 27 and April 3). For the complete seminar description, click here. All meetings will take place online via Zoom.

Online registration will open Wednesday, January 13 at 9:00 am (Central Time). Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10 am. Learn more about becoming a Newberry Associate.

For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see the Newberry’s Registration Information page. Questions? Contact the Adult Education Seminars Program staff via email at