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Russian Art Lecture by Asen Kirin – “The American South and the Imperial Court of Saint Petersburg”

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 25th | 7 PM – 8 PM | Aiken Center for the Arts
Join us for a Russian Art Lecture by Asen Kirin, Professor of Art History at the University of Georgia on Tuesday, September 25th at 7 PM in the Brown Pavilion. This lecture is free and open to the public.
β€œThe American South and the Imperial Court of Saint Petersburg (and the connection to Aiken, SC)”
The American South and the Imperial Court of Saint Petersburg
This lecture explores the historic links between the American South and Russia. The discussion starts with Empress Catherine the Great but the main part of the lecture concentrates on the 19th-century Russian works of art and memorabilia preserved in two prominent Southern families: Henry Middleton and Francis Wilkinson Pickens. (Find out about the Aiken connection.)
Art on exhibit at Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
July 21, 2018 – January 06, 2019
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