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Members of the Carthage community are invited to view “Milestones,” the first exhibition in a rotating series of the College’s Sam and Berry Shoen Collection of Soviet Art, Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 29, in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art.

Katia Kuznetsova. Oil on Canvas. Vasili Nechitailo Katia Kuznetsova. Oil on Canvas. Vasili Nechitailo Gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Sam and Berry Shoen, longtime supporters of the arts, donated the largest portion of the new collection of oil paintings and drawings from Armenia, Byelorussia, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. In total, Carthage received 131 pieces worth $3.8 million.

Guest curator Masha Zavialova from the Russian Museum of Art in Minneapolis will be at Carthage to offer insight into the “Milestones” exhibition during a talk at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the H. F. Johnson Recital Hall. A reception will follow from 4 to 6 p.m., in the gallery. 

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Masha Zavialova Masha Zavialova Masha Zavialova was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She is the curator and head of exhibitions and collections at The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. In her time there, she has curated more than fifty exhibitions at the museum. She also works on independent curatorial projects and writes for art catalogues. She is an award-winning translator of African American women writing into Russian, a co-director of the folk performance group Nitka, and a board member of the American Siberian Educational Foundation.

This event is part of Carthage’s Art Symposium: “Beauty In Expression,” which includes film, music, and visual art. 

Learn more about the symposium

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Division of Arts and Humanities

For more information, contact:

Gabrielle Banzhaf:, 262-551-6215, JAC 210