From the Lowly Lubok to Soviet Realism: Early Twentieth-Century Children’s Books from Russia is the title of an exhibit showing now through
From the Lowly Lubok to Soviet Realism: Early Twentieth-Century Children’s Books from Russia is the title of an exhibit showing now through October 24, 2014 in the Special Collections lobby exhibit area (Allen Library basement) on the University of Washington Seattle main campus.
This exhibition in Special Collections, curated by Pamela K. Harer, brings together rare and scarce Russian children’s books from early in the 20th century and represents some of the most striking book design and illustration known to the field. Most of the books included date from between the two World Wars, during the period of the Russian Revolution and were considered “a major weapon for education.” See the work of Pakhomov, Konashevich, Lebedev and Lissitzky. The names of the artists may be unfamiliar but the images and design elements are unforgettable.
The exhibit features Russian and Soviet items from the private collection of Pamela K. Harer.
For more information visit:
June 30 (Monday) - October 24 (Friday)
Allen Auditorium, Allen Library
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
UW Libraries, Special Collections
Lecture is free and open to the public Lecture is organized by the UWPSEC and co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles The dramatic visit of [...]
Lecture is free and open to the public
Lecture is organized by the UWPSEC and co-sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles
The dramatic visit of Pope John Paul II to his native Poland in June 1979 was one of the most significant events of the twentieth century. Professor James Felak will draw from his research at the Archiwum Akt Nowych (The Central Archives of Modern Records) and Instytut Pamięci Narodowej (The Institute of National Remembrance) in Warsaw to examine how Poland’s Communist regime, in its internal reports, characterized and analyzed this papal pilgrimage.
James Ramon Felak has been Professor of History at the University of Washington since 1989. He received his doctorate from Indiana University, and teaches courses on modern European and East Central European history as well as the history of Christianity. He is author of two books on Slovakia and a number of articles on the history of Slovaks, Czechs, Hungarians, and Poles, especially regarding nationalism, Communism, and Catholicism. His most recent publication is an article examining how John Paul II made use of saints in addressing his fellow Poles during visits home in 1979 and 1983.
OUR MISSION: Bridging Cultures through Education about Poland by sharing Polish intellectual, scientific, and artistic accomplishments
ABOUT UW PSEC: UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee was formed in 2004 by a group of the UW alumni, faculty, staff, students, and members of Seattle’s Polish-American community. The vision of the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee is to create a leading West Coast Polish studies center at the University of Washington. In pursuit of this goal, we have established an Endowment Fund; we sponsor a Distinguished Speakers Series, provide student scholarships, attract visiting scholars to the UW, and build partnerships with community organizations in the Pacific Northwest
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES was made possible by a generous donation from Andrzej and Izabella Turski and continuous financial support from other donors. Each year, we bring a number of experts on a variety of topics related to Polish culture, art, literature, economy, and politics to the UW campus.
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee (UW PSEC); this lecture is a part of the Distinguished Speakers Series
The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian communities have decided to take a break from the marketplace theme that has been in force the last few years for the fundraiser for the [...]
The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian communities have decided to take a break from the marketplace theme that has been in force the last few years for the fundraiser for the Baltic Studies Program at the UW. Instead we will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the human chain that stretched 500 miles from Tallinn to Riga to Vilnius in 1989 and was the precursor event to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Yes, you can still come in a Halloween costume if you wish, especially children. But you could expand your choices on how to dress to the 1980’s or national folk costumes, or ?????????
There will be less emphasis on raising money via a silent auction and a bake sale (both suspended for this year) but we do not want to discourage the generosity you have always shown. Please plan on making a direct donation to the program instead.
During the evening we will recreate the human chain of 1989, sing songs, dance and be entertained by the Latvian folk dance group and other musical entertainers. More on the details of the program soon.
Admission $25 per person includes dinner
Students $15, Children, 10 and under, FREE
Activities for kids: Games, Balloon Man, Haunted House, Costume Parade, prizes
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle 98125