Exhibition: Empress Elizabeth Petrovna in Moscow

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on March 10, 2011

From the museum’s website (with some editing for clarity) . . .

Elizabeth Petrovna and Moscow
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 10 December 2010 — 27 March 2011

А. Belskiy, "Allegory, Astronomy," oil on canvas, 1756

This exhibition in honour of the 300th anniversary of the birth in Moscow of empress Elizabeth Petrovna (1709–1762) finishes the trilogy devoted to mutual relations of the Russian emperors of the eighteenth century and the ancient capital. The intermuseum project will unite exhibits from funds of the largest treasuries of Moscow and Moscow suburbs. All stages of the biography and a side of the person of the empress are shined: childhood and youthful years, coronation celebrations of 1742, “a small court yard,”court hunting, the visiting of orthodox monasteries in vicinities of the first capital city (Moscow), home life and activity in the culture sphere, connected with foundation University in Moscow and Academy of Arts in Petersburg and the creation of the first Russian theatre. Paintings, jewelry, sculpture, drawings, and architectural sketches and models will present a life of the empress against a wide background of life in the middle of eighteenth-century Moscow.

Congratulations to This Year’s Mary Vidal Memorial Fund Recipients

Posted in Member News by Editor on March 10, 2011

Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Mary Vidal Memorial Fund for  travel. Georgina Cole will present a paper, “Eavesdropping: Rethinking Space and Subjectivity in the Eighteenth Century,” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies meeting next week in Vancouver, British Columbia. The second recipient, Susan Wager, a doctoral student at Columbia University in New York, presented a paper, “Madame de Pompadour’s Indiscreet Jewels: Boucher, Reproduction, and Luxury in Eighteenth-Century France,” at CAA’s 2011 Annual Conference in New York.