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Lecture: Wilfred Zeisler: Russian Art in the United States: An Introduction to Hillwood’s Collection

April 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Founded by Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), heiress to the Postum Cereal Company, which later became General Foods, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens houses over 17,000 works of art. The collection includes one of the largest and most important collections of Russian art outside Russia, comprising pieces from the pre-Petrine to the early Soviet periods. Through Hillwood’s collection, this lecture will explore the history of acquiring imperial Russian art in the United States.

Organized and sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Carl H. and Martha S. Lindner Center for Art History (McIntire Department of Art).

This lecture will take place in 211 Nau Hall on the University of Virginia campus.


University of Virginia Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Charlottesville, VA 22904 United States + Google Map

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