Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Yekaterinburg showcases Russian masterpieces in celebration of Sverdlovsk anniversary

Last Friday, an exhibit entitled "Ural History and People" opened in Yekaterinburg, showcasing 57 Russian masterpieces commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Sverdlovsk region.

All 57 pieces are on loan from the Moscow State Central Museum of Contemporary History and its two satellite galleries--Irbitskogo and the Nizhny Tagil Museums of Fine Arts, ITAR-TASS reports.

The exhibition halls of the museum have been lined with a series of televisions broadcasting important moments in the history of Middle Urals to help the observer contextualize the art.

The experience begins in 1929, as the Sverdlovsk region is beginning to be formed and culminates in the mid-sixties with the arrival of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and the recording of "Ural Ryabinushka" by famed Ural composer Eugene Rodygina, according to ITAR-TASS.