Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friday, November 17

The Soviet Century: Artistic Propaganda in Service of the State

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Rebecca Mitchell, Assistant Professor of History


In this illustrated slide lecture of books, posters, photographs, and decorative art in various Middlebury College collections, Assistant Professor of History Rebecca Mitchell discusses how the Soviet State used imagery to legitimize its claim to authority and educate citizens in the new moral values that Communism was intended to build. Offered in conjunction with the museum’s concurrent exhibition The Soviet Century: 100 Years of the Russian Revolution. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free.

Vera Adamovna Gitsevich, Za Kultumuyu Sovetskuyu, To the Cultured Soviet Trade
Vera Adamovna Gitsevich (Russian, 1897-1976), Za Kultumuyu Sovetskuyu [To the Cultured Soviet Trade], 1932, two-color lithograph, 34 x 23 3/4 inches. Purchase with funds provided by the Memorial Art Acquisition Fund