Russian, Soviet Art Displayed At Hilliard Museum
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two very different exhibits of Russian and Soviet art are on show at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Hilliard Museum curator Lee Gray says she doesn't expect the current tension over Russia's involvement with Ukrainian separatists to affect attendance.
She says the museum has been working toward the exhibits for about two years.
"Finding Freedom in Russian Art, 1961-2014" runs through Dec. 6. "Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photographs, War and the Holocaust" runs through Dec. 13.
The first is of nonconformist art and is designed to show how such art evolved from a time of rigid censorship.
The other looks at how Jews built Soviet photojournalism and photographed a war that targeted Soviet citizens and Jews.