‘Celebrating St. Petersburg: 300 Years of Cultural Brilliance’
"Celebrating St. Petersburg" will include an exclusive exhibition of more than 140 treasures on loan from the Hermitage Museum, performances by the Kirov Ballet and the Kirov Orchestra and a host of lectures, symposia and events featuring Russian themes and performers. Audiences will enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to experience the art and artistic legacy of St. Petersburg. The ceremonies began March 8 with "Projecting Petersburg," a public discussion about architecture. Key ongoing events include:
Theme Semester: The College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts will make St. Petersburg the subject of its fall Theme Semester, with courses, lectures, films and other events focused on that city.
Museum of Art Exhibit, Sept. 21 Nov. 23. "The Romanovs Collect: Masterworks of European Art from the Hermitage." More than 140 artifacts, including furniture, jewels, tapestries, porcelain, drawings, paintings and sculpture bearing the names Wedgewood, Meissen, Aubusson, Lorenzo Bernini and Jacob Jordaens at the U-M Museum of Art in an exclusive exhibition sponsored by Ford Motor Co.
University Library Exhibit, Mon. Sat., Aug.4 Dec. 1. "St. Petersburg: Window on the West/Window on the East," a publishing history emphaszing the arts.
Film Series: Dates TBA: The End of St. Petersburg,
October, Peter the First, Part II, The Burglar, Window to Paris, Brother
and The Russian Ark.