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In Besieged Leningrad: Architect Alexander Nikolsky
Date: From March 06, 2013 at 10:00 am EST through April 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Harriman Atrium 12th Floor
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dana Leigh Geraghty by sending email to dg2681@columbia.edu .

Please join the Harriman Institute for an exhibition by Regina Khidekel, Director of the Russian-American Cultural Center.

The Harriman Atrium hosts an exhibit of lithographs of famed Soviet architect Alexander Nikolsky (1884-1953). The majority of the lithographs date from 1942-43 during the Leningrad siege, when artists and architects sought safety and worked in the gloomy cellars of the Academy of Arts and the Hermitage. The works on exhibit are from the archive of artist Lazar Khidekel, Nikolsky's student and sometime collaborator. A few of Khidekel's works will also be on view, including an exquisite pencil portrait of the architect. The exhibit is curated by Regina Khidekel, Director of the Russian-American Cultural Center.