Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

September 21, 2013

Exhibitions, Visual Arts, Free Events

Exhibition: Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great

September 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Georgia Museum of Art

Sponsored by: Georgia Museum of Art
Contact: Hillary Brown 706-542-4662

This exhibition features 38 works of art and books, most of which Catherine the Great commissioned for her own use or for the courtiers who received them as gifts.

Other objects in the exhibition serve as examples of historic precedents for the empress' choices or represent major currents in the history of Russian art of the 17th and 18th centuries. The exhibition presents a comparison of dazzling and masterful objects that exemplify both medieval Byzantine culture, of which Russia was the successor and guardian, and the Western, neoclassical style that was the hallmark of the Enlightenment. The exhibition and publications contribute to the current knowledge of patronage in 18th-century Russia and to an understanding of the role of Byzantine culture in Russia's history up to the era of neoclassicism.

Georgia Museum of Art