USSR Exhibition: Arts and Crafts in Ancient Times and Today

Tuesday, September 19, 1972

USSR Exhibition: Arts and Crafts in Ancient Times and Today
(traveling exhibition in US, at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Oct 1972)

Guests: Mikhail Bruk, Russian Deputy Director for Information and Press
Inna Goncharova, Researcher at the Armory at the Kremlin Museum

Discussion of Soviet folk art and professional art from 15 republics (collection assembled in honor of 50th anniversary of est. of USSR)
Collection includes work from 4000 BC – 20th century:
Scythian gold, saddle of Ivan the Terrible, embroidery, lacquered boxes, jewelry, tapestries, ceramics, glass.
Discussion of state promotion of the arts in the Soviet Union

WNYC archives id: 8668

Hosted by:

Ruth Bowman


M. Bruk and I. Goncharova


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About Views on Art

Art historian Ruth Bowman hosted this interview show from 1967 to 1973.  Bowman interviewed not only artists, but also museum directors, gallery owners, and curators.  The show offers an important look into a particularly active time in the New York City arts scene.


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