Opening Reception for
Odessa's Second Avant-Garde: City and Myth
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, at 4:30 PM
WHERE: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli invites the public to the opening reception for its first exhibition devoted to artists from Ukraine, Odessa's Second Avant-Garde: City and Myth.
Focusing on nonconformist artists who worked in this fabled seaport on the Black Sea from the 1960s through the late 1980s, the exhibition captures the independent spirit for which the city is known.
The event begins with a tour led by Olena Martynyuk, a Dodge Fellow at the museum and Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Art History, who organized the exhibition, featuring more than 50 works—many on view for the first time in the United States—from the Zimmerli’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union.
Myroslava Mudrak, Professor Emeritus from Ohio State University, also presents the lecture
From Lucidity to Freedom: On Color and Light in the Intrepid Art of Modernist Odessa
WHEN: The tour begins at 4:30 PM, followed by a reception; the lecture begins at 6 PM.
Complete details are available on the museum’s website.
Image: Lucien Dulfan, Reflection of the City, 1978; Oil on cardboard; Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers; Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art
Photo Peter Jacobs