September Events

Here are a few events happening in the USA and Canada during the month of September!  Enjoy!

September 13 – MN

Detail from "From the Edge of the Forest"

Detail from “From the Edge of the Forest”

The Museum of Russian Art opens a new exhibit on September 13. Life on the Edge of the Forest: Russian Traditions in Wood will focus on the folk traditions of Russian woodworking as well as how the Russian forest played a role in cultural identity and the traditional way of life. Specifically it will examine three perspectives of Russian traditions in wood: wood as building and crafts material; forests as sustainable ecosystems for renewable resources that support life in Russian communities; and the forest as a spiritual and cultural resource that inspires artists and folktales while also serving as a component of cultural identity.

Where: The Museum of Russian Art
When: September 13 2014 – March 2015
Telephone: 612.821.9045

September 25 – BC, Canada

Professor Lucan Way

Professor Lucan Way

Join the folks at Green College, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) for the first of a series of talks focused on Eurasian States and Societies. Lucan Way, of the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto will be presenting the paper “Understanding the Soviet durability: the impact of revolutionary origins.” This paper explores the impact of the USSR’s origins in violent  ideological struggle on the durability of the Soviet party state in  the face of severe crisis. We argue that the USSR’s revolutionary  origins help explain the regime’s survival in the face of severe  challenges in the 1930s and 1940s.

When: September 25, 5pm
Where: Green College, University of British Columbia, (Point Grey campus) Vancouver, BC
Tickets: free, seating is first come, first serve
Telephone: Lisa Sundstrom, 604 822 6331

September 28 – NY

Cover of the Russian Poetry book

Cover of the Russian Poetry book

Join Brooklyn’s Dweck Center for another installment in the Russian literary series! Leading Russian poets of New York gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Interpoezia”, an influential poetry almanac. This event is in Russian.

When: September 28, 1pm
Where: Dweck Center
Telephone: 718-230-2198

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones

About Taryn Jones

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.