Academicians’ Room members breakfast and private view: ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932’ and ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’

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Friday 3 March 2017
8.30 — 10am

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Breakfast private view

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Members of the Academicians’ Room are invited to enjoy a light breakfast and early morning viewing of ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932’ and ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’.

Join us in the Academicians’ Room for a light breakfast and early morning viewings of Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 and America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s.

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its ground-breaking art, which you can enjoy in the Main Galleries.

This far-ranging exhibition will – for the first time – survey the entire artistic landscape of post-Revolutionary Russia, encompassing Kandinsky’s boldly innovative compositions, the dynamic abstractions of Malevich and the Suprematists, and the emergence of Socialist Realism, which would come to define Communist art as the only style accepted by the regime.

We will also be opening the doors to ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’, in the Sackler Wing. The art of 1930s America tells the story of a nation in flux. Artists responded to rapid social change and economic anxiety with some of the 20th century’s most powerful art - brought together now in this once-in-a-generation show.

These 45 truly iconic works paint an electrifying portrait of this transformative period. These are works which have rarely been seen together, by artists ranging from Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper to Thomas Hart Benton, Philip Guston and more. Perhaps the most celebrated work of them all, Grant Wood’s iconic American Gothic (1930), has never left North American shores before.

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Friday 3 March 2017

8.30 — 10am

The Academicians’ Room, The Keeper’s House and the Main Galleries, Burlington House, Piccadilly

Free, booking required. Academicians' Room members only.

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