Lifting the Curtain: Neil K. Rector in Conversation with Catherine Walworth
July 9, 2021
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Contemporary collector Neil K. Rector discusses his personal memories of the nonconformist artists in The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground with CMA Curator Catherine Walworth. The act of collecting is critical to 20th-century Russian avant-garde art, which nearly fell out of history under political repression. Rector has been actively preserving and collecting postwar Soviet art and photography for decades. He was a founding member of a Russian-focused collections committee at Tate Modern (London), and his support of Russian art was honored by the Hermitage Museum Foundation (St. Petersburg) in 2012. Space is limited for in-person attendance to allow for physical distancing. In person: Free. Members only. Virtual: Free and open to the public.