Romance and Reality: Posters from the Russian Revolution


Thu - Thu, Sep 7 to Oct 19, 10:00am - 7:00pm


Crossings Gallery, Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Admission: Free and open to the public
Public gallery hours: Monday-Thursday 10 AM-7 PM and Friday, 10 AM-5 PM
Reception: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5-7 PM
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When the October Revolution overturned the longstanding Russian Empire 100 years ago, posters were particularly useful for getting messages and ideas across to a largely illiterate population. This exhibition explores the hope and passion of the Soviet Union’s early years, as well as the tensions inherent to building a new nation.

Join us for a reception featuring a presentation by Terry Martin, George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies at Harvard University and former Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.