Chicago's Cultural Center slates Russian art exhibition

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cultural Center will present "Painting Revolution: Kandinsky, Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde" July 22 to Oct. 8.

The exhibit will include works by 31 Russian artists whose achievements put Russia at the forefront of contemporary art for the first three decades of the 20th century.

It brings together from Russia's state museums 85 figurative and abstract paintings by Vasilii Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko and their contemporaries.

Chicago will be the second U.S. city to show the exhibit, which is on view at the Phoenix Art Museum through July 2.

After Chicago, the exhibit will travel to Portland, Ore.; Minneapolis, and Miami Beach, Fla.

"The Chicago Cultural Center has earned a distinguished reputation as a venue for a broad range of noteworthy and groundbreaking exhibitions," said Lois Weisberg, Chicago's cultural affairs commissioner.

"This is the most artistically important exhibition that we have mounted to date, and I anticipate that it will be among the most popular," Weisberg said.

Admission to the exhibition and related programs is free.

Viewing hours will be Mondays to Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chicago Cultural Center
Phone: (312) 744-6630

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