Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nicholas Roerich exhibition open to the public

The Sverdlovsk Regional Library is hosting the exhibition, “Roerich Pact. History and the Present," through Nov. 30. 

The free exhibit, which opened on Nov. 6, includes reproductions of paintings by Russian philosopher and artist Nicholas Roerich, as well as archival documents and films.

Roerich, who was born in Saint Petersburg in 1874, was dedicated to preserving art and architecture during times of war. His efforts led to the creation of the Roerich Pact, an international treaty that protects cultural monuments and art. 

Archival documents displayed in the exhibit document Roerich's efforts. The exhibit also includes photographs of cultural monuments that were destroyed during times of conflict. 

As part of the exhibit, films geared toward children will be shown, including "The Tale of Nicholas Roerich," "The Tale of Sergius of Radonezh" and "The Banner of Peace on the Highest Peaks of the Earth."

Movies aimed at adult attendees include “Time to Gather Stones,” “Children of Light” and “Call of Cosmic Evolution."

The government-supported exhibit is open to all Yekaterinburg residents and visitors. 

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