Book review by Anahit Ter-Stepanian.
Billington, J., Iovleva, L., & Rosenblum, R. (2005), Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections.New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
ISBN 9780892073290 (hardcover); 9780892073306 (paperback)
Russia! is the most comprehensive exhibition of Russian art since the end of the Cold War, and it presents an exciting journey through nine centuries of artistic development. The exhibition is the product of a collaboration between the Guggenheim Museum and three museums in Russia: the State Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum (both in St. Petersburg), and Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery. Private collections, museums, and galleries in Russia, Europe, and the United States also contributed to the exhibition, which showcases over 250 artworks. Many of the pieces displayed have either rarely, or never, traveled abroad.
Ter-Stepanian, A. (2006). Review of "Russia! nine hundred years of masterpieces and master collections" by James Billington, Lidia Iovleva, and Robert Rosenblum. College Art Association Reviews. doi:10.3202/caa.reviews.2006.54
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