Dr. Marina Oborotova, CFIS-AIA
May 1, 2018

Everybody has heard about the Hermitage, the great collection of Western art in St. Petersburg, created by Russian sovereigns from Catherine II to Putin. But far fewer people are familiar with the Tretyakov Gallery, one of the best collections of Russian art in the world, with a range that extends from the middle ages to the twenty-first century.  Russian art in general is not particularly well known in the West. A few artists have gained fame: Chagal, Kandinsky, Repin, Malevich, but many other painters of enormous talent have not acquired the reputation they fully deserve. This is especially true of Russia’s landscape artists and the truly remarkable work of her portraitists.

Dr. Marina Oborotova, will take you on a special guided tour of the museum, show you its masterpieces, and introduce you to Pavel Tretyakov, the remarkable founder of the collection. She will share with you some of the most important and interesting chapters of the history of Russian fine arts. She will also address the question of why Russian art is important and why it is so relatively little known abroad.

Dr. Marina Oborotova is the Albuquerque International Association founder and president. She was born and schooled in Russia, worked and lived in Europe, Latin America and for the last 25 years – in the United States. Professionally, Dr. Oborotova is the author of multiple articles and books on foreign affairs. She worked for Russia’s leading think tank, USIC, TC International and taught at UNM’s History and Political Science Departments and the Anderson School of Management.

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