The Institute for Historical Studies presents a talk "The Defense of Abstract Painting in Moscow, After The Thaw" by Jane Ashton Sharp, associate professor of twentieth-century art, Russian and Soviet art, and nonconformist art at Rutgers University.
Ashton Sharp, of Rutgers University, is also research curator of the Dodge Collection at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Dr. Sharp teaches classes on avant-garde art movements, sculpture as a conceptual art, and cubism/futurism, among other subjects.
Her book, "Russian Modernism Between East and West: Natalia Goncharova and the Moscow Avant-Garde, 1905-1914," is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Sharp's current research involves art in the post-war Soviet period, late twentieth-century abstract panting in the former Soviet Union and Russian avant-garde painting before the revolution.
To reserve your lunch and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Fri., Feb. 5.