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Art in Russia during WWII

Glory to the Soviet Youth!, August 31, 1945
Glory to the Soviet Youth!, August 31, 1945
Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

World War II was a time when Russia was our ally and Germany our enemy. When the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, art came to the morale-building rescue of the people by way of the TASS News Agency. Writers and artists got together to create extremely large posters - big enough to fit into a window - and turned out one nearly every day.

Artists were galvanized into action to defend their country and creativity flowered. These posters are being seen for the first time since World War II in an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945 will run July 31-October 23, 2011.

Regenstein Hall

Member Previews: July 28, 10:30–8:00, and July 29–30, 10:30–5:00

The Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404

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