Date - March 8, 2018
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT, 06830-7157
From the website: brucemuseum.org
Corey Flintoff, former Moscow correspondent for NPR, presents a timely and topical discussion about current U.S.-Russian relations and how past events – from the October Revolution of 1917 to the end of the Cold War to the 2016 U.S. elections – continue to shape the public perceptions and official policies today.
Flintoff was a reporter and foreigh correspondent at National Public Radio for 27 years, circling the globe to cover pirates in Somalia, the earthquake in Haiti, Egypt during the Arab Spring and more. He spent four years as NPR’s bureau chief in Moscow, covering the Russian crackdown on dissent, the seizure of Crimea, and war in eastern Ukraine. Since his return to the U.S., Flintoff has followed the revelations of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia, and what that could mean for the future of relations between the two countries.
Joining Mr. Flintoff in the conversation is Dr. Daniel Ksepka, Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum and co-curator of the museum’s provocative new exhibition Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era. A 30-minute Q&A session will follow the discussion.
The evening event is held to complement the exhibition Hot Art in a Cold War, which examines one of the dominant concerns of Soviet unofficial artists—and citizens everywhere—during the Cold War: the consequences of innovation in science, technology, mathematics, communications, and design.
Admission to “An Evening with Corey Flintoff” is $35 per person and includes a wine and cheese reception at 6 pm. Guests are encouraged to tour the exhibition before the program begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased online here. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s exhibition and educational programs.
Please join me at 6:00 pm to view the exhibition and enjoy refreshments before the conversation begins at 6:30pm. RSVP to Laura by Wednesday, March 7.
HOT ART IN A COLD WAR: INTERSECTIONS OF ART AND SCIENCE IN THE SOVIET ERA
January 27 – May 20, 2018
The Bruce Museum’s provocative new exhibition Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era examines one of the dominant concerns of Soviet unofficial artists—and citizens everywhere—during the Cold War: the consequences of innovation in science, technology, mathematics, communications, and design. Juxtaposing art made in opposition to state-sanctioned Socialist Realism with artifacts from the Soviet nuclear and space programs, Hot Art in a Cold War touches upon the triumphs and tragedies unleashed as humankind gained the power to both leave the Earth and to destroy it.
Produced from the 1960s to the 1980s, the works on view address themes of international significance during a turbulent period marked by the ever-escalating competition for nuclear supremacy and the space race. Creative interpretations of these key historical events and their repercussions are presented here through nearly 40 works by 17 artists from the former Soviet republics of Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, and Russia.
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut