Sunday, June 25, 2017

Yekaterinburg's UrFU to host Night of Museums

Yekaterinburg's Ural Federal University will host the seventh annual Night of Museums on May 18, which will feature numerous exhibitions related to nature, political figures and art.

The city-wide multicultural interdisciplinary project will be expanding its program this year to include exhibitions in the main academic building of UrFU.

The building will feature a work called "Kreazot" by Vladimir Seleznev. The installation highlights well-known Yekaterinburg historical figures such as Paul Bazhov, Alexander Popov, Boris Yeltsin and others. Viewers will be able to see the figures' faces by entering the specially installed "dance floor" dark room on the second floor lobby of Hooke.

Also for Museum Night, the UrFU will host a "microcosm and macrocosm" exhibition in the gallery of the Center of Contemporary Culture. The project is a collaboration between the Astronomical Observatory Kourovka Urfa, the Ural Centre for Nanotechnology and artist Vera Voinkovoy. The exhibition will explore the endless cosmic landscapes captured by observatory telescopes, as well as internal microscopic views of wildlife in monotype.

The university's Department of Art History and Cultural Studies in Humanities and Arts will present a permanent exhibition dedicated to the character of Yekaterinburg. It will also host a temporary exhibition from artist Anna Trofimova and an exhibition of book illustrations by symbolist painter Vasily Vladimirov.