This display of human-form sculptures in the Museum’s Fireside Gallery features approximately fourteen works by Naum Mogilevsky. The sculptures were recently added to the Museum’s growing permanent collection through a generous gift from the artist’s nephew, Boris Mogilevsky. Sculptor Naum Mogilevsky (1895-1975) was a prominent member of the celebrated 1920s avant-garde artist group in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) known as the Krug Khudozhnikov (Circle of Artists). A close friend of the famous avant-gardist Vladimir Tatlin and a pupil of the outstanding sculptor Alexander Matveev, Mogilevsky created works of lasting beauty that did not conform to the parameters of state-endorsed Socialist Realism. Mogilevsky’s preferred medium was wood, and later in his career, stone. The objects included in this exhibition are drawn from the sculptor’s late period and were donated to The Museum of Russian Art in 2010.
When: March 3 – July 15, 2012
Where: Fireside Gallery
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
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