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Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era

Darker Shades of Red offers visitors a rare opportunity to reexamine and analyze the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Unions official brand. Strikingly graphic and explicit in its socialist message, the collection reveals the economic, social and political ideology of the Soviet Union from the mid 1940s to1990.

From the Bolshevik Revolution onward, the poster has been an influential source for Soviet dogma. Leaders consigned a high priority on communicating the ideas of revolution, socialism and social responsibility to its citizenry. Posters were used to direct and manipulate mass consciousness in accordance with Communist Party objectives. Allegorical images of Soviet leaders, soldiers, workers, and peasants were common heroic themes; images of machinery symbolized productivity in industry and farming. Locomotives, sputniks and rockets insinuated a collectivized sense of progress and achievement. This nationalistic information was communicated to the public through vibrant compositions combining figures, text (often poetry) and geometric blocks of strong color.

Post World War II tensions between the Soviet Union and the West lead to the beginning of the Cold War. Fear of nuclear proliferation and anti-west attitudes were often reflected in Soviet posters during the decades that followed. Civil defense posters explained how to prepare for a nuclear attack. Caricatures of American and British leaders depicted the West and its political structure as the enemy of the Soviet people.

The objects in Darker Shades are drawn from the private collection of Gary Hollingsworth, a Florida art restorer who traveled extensively in the former Soviet Union. The exhibit includes 55 original Soviet posters (w/ translations) and assorted ephemera like medals and orders, statuettes and factory banners.



When: Aug 27, 2014 11 AM in Clinton, Massachusetts (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11 )
Rebecca Noelle Zama, "Brighter than the Sun"
When: Sep 20, 2014 1 PM in Clinton, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13 )
Rebecca Noelle Zama, "Brighter than the Sun"
When: Sep 13, 2014 1 PM in Clinton, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Oct 6, 2014 2 PM in Clinton, Massachusetts (Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14 )
Gladstone
Age Limit: 21+

Gladstone



When: Nov 26, 2014 9 PM in Clinton, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE! (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21 )
Auntie Trainwreck
Join your favorite Auntie as we make a return appearance in Clinton, MA at The Simple Man Saloon on the night after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28th, 2014. It's our last appearance anywhere in 2014, and we're looking to make it a night to remember well into 2015! Take the short ride to Clinton to experience the Simple Man, a great music venue with delicious pub style food and great beers on tap. We'll be playing Classic Rock, Blues, Alt Rock and Party favorites all night long so you can dance off your Thanksgiving dinner, and maybe some brand new songs you have not heard from us before. Please help us show the Simple Man and its patrons what another great night with Auntie Trainwreck is all about, and let's help Clinton decide who their favorite Auntie is!!! Who's coming? 21+, No cover!

When: Nov 28, 2014 9 PM in Clinton, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21 )
Introduction to Zentangle
Advance registration is required by September 5 by calling (978) 598-5000. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well-being. Zentangle can be enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages. The Zentangle tag line is Anything is possible one stroke at a time; people leave class amazed at what they were able to create. See some artwork and learn more at www.zentangle.com.

The introduction to Zentangle class is a learning experience 3 hours in length where participants are introduced to 8 different patterns or tangles and produce 2 pieces of art. The class includes fun instruction, engaging demonstrations, and a kit for practicing with enough supplies for producing additional art work at home. Certified Zentangle Trainer Karen Keefe guides people through the simple process for reducing stress, improving focused attention, and increasing creativity.

When: Sep 13, 2014 9 AM in Clinton, Massachusetts
Cost: : $30 for Museum members; $35 for nonmembers. (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09 )
Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Art from the Cold War Era
Darker Shades of Red offers visitors a rare opportunity to reexamine and analyze the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Unions official brand. Strikingly graphic and explicit in its socialist message, the collection reveals the economic, social and political ideology of the Soviet Union from the mid 1940s to1990.

From the Bolshevik Revolution onward, the poster has been an influential source for Soviet dogma. Leaders consigned a high priority on communicating the ideas of revolution, socialism and social responsibility to its citizenry. Posters were used to direct and manipulate mass consciousness in accordance with Communist Party objectives. Allegorical images of Soviet leaders, soldiers, workers, and peasants were common heroic themes; images of machinery symbolized productivity in industry and farming. Locomotives, sputniks and rockets insinuated a collectivized sense of progress and achievement. This nationalistic information was communicated to the public through vibrant compositions combining figures, text (often poetry) and geometric blocks of strong color.

Post World War II tensions between the Soviet Union and the West lead to the beginning of the Cold War. Fear of nuclear proliferation and anti-west attitudes were often reflected in Soviet posters during the decades that followed. Civil defense posters explained how to prepare for a nuclear attack. Caricatures of American and British leaders depicted the West and its political structure as the enemy of the Soviet people.

Propaganda images also trickled down into the homes and day-to-day lives of the people. All schools, shops, factories, apartment buildings and public spaces were spattered with Soviet imagery. In this closed society, there were no opposing images; people were exposed only to what was seen as fulfilling the goals of the Party. Common objects such as postcards and even childrens books had to reinforce Communist objectives. By observing these official images, we are given an insiders perspective into life in a authoritarian, autocratic society.

The objects in Darker Shades are drawn from the private collection of Gary Hollingsworth, a Florida art restorer who traveled extensively in the former Soviet Union. The exhibit includes 55 original Soviet posters (w/ translations) and assorted ephemera like medals and orders, statuettes and factory banners.

When: Jun 14, 2014 12 AM to Aug 30, 2014 12 AMin Clinton, Massachusetts
Cost: Free to Members or With Museum Admission (Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00 )
Take It to the Curator
Bring your icons and related artifacts to the Museum for a private consultation with icon specialist Frank Ford or a Museum staff expert. Learn more about the region, date, and subject of your icon. Monetary evaluations will not be given. The fee of $7 per object includes Museum admission. Consultations last approximately 15 minutes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. This program takes place on the first Friday of every other month throughout the year.

When: Oct 3, 2014 11 AM in Clinton, Massachusetts
Cost: $7 per object (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11 )
Traditional Russian Tea
Join Russian tea hostess Larissa Dyan for a fun and educational program that celebrates the central role of tea in Russian culture. Learn about the history and social aspects of enjoying tea in Russia, and see examples of how it is depicted in Russian art. Experience tea service from a samovar, practice some Russian vocabulary, and engage in lively conversation while enjoying a variety of teas and traditional Russian accompaniments, including pryanik (gingerbread), chocolate, buckwheat honey, black current jam, and other treats. If you like, you may bring your own special teacup and saucer to use. Advance registration is required at (978) 598-5000 by October 10. Registration fees are nonrefundable.

When: Oct 18, 2014 1 PM in Clinton, Massachusetts
Cost: $30 for Museum members; $35 for nonmembers. Limited seating; advance ticket purchase is recommended at (978) 598-5000 x17. (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Oct 17, 2014 7 AM in Clinton, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07 )
Gallery Talk: A Farewell to Darker Shades of Red
The exhibit Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era from the Hollingsworth Collection ends today after a successful summer at the Museum. Museum Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt, who installed the exhibition, will lead visitors on a hour-long tour featuring significant posters in the exhibit and will discuss the history and symbolism of Cold War propaganda imagery. - See more at: http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/visit/what-s-happening/events-calendar/farewell-to-tsars-cabinet-2/?eID=22236#sthash.Pu9T4Ocf.dpuf

When: Aug 30, 2014 1 PM in Clinton, Massachusetts
Cost: Free to members or with Museum Admission. (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13 )
A Ton of Blues


When: Sep 27, 2014 9 PM in Clinton, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21 )
Mychael David
HOLLAR & SWALLAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When: Sep 13, 2014 9 PM in Clinton, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21 )
Russian Photography: Siberia Imagined and Reimagined
Siberia Imagined and Reimagined brings photographs of Siberia by Russian photographers to the American public for the first time. Countless images of Siberia by non-Russian photographers have been published and those depictions have shaped perceptions around the world. Siberia Imagined and Reimagined offers an insiders view.

The depth, range, and accomplishment of Siberian photography is impressive. Depicting subjects ranging from the everyday to the bizarre, the photographs span more than 130 years, beginning with the late 19th century and continuing to the present. They cover rural and urban scenes, landscapes, native peoples, agriculture and industry, Russian frontier settlements, the Gulag, religion, and the everyday lives of Siberians.

Fifty photographers have contributed their work to Imagined and Reimagined. Their intimate connection with Siberia is expressed in their photos and in personal comments that accompany the work. Contributions by the State Historical Museum, the Moscow Literature Museum, and other museums in Russia deepen the story by offering revealing glimpses into Siberias past.

Siberia Imagined and Reimagined is a geographical portrait that has the potential to alter stereotypes and challenge the simplicity of long held beliefs. The project is particularly timely as Siberias role grows larger on a world stage where players are increasingly interconnected. The regions military, political, and economic possibilities have intrigued individuals and nations for centuries. They do so now with renewed vigor as Siberias energy and mineral resources and strategic location attract global attention.

The exhibition is organized by the Foundation for International Arts and Education, a nonprofit committed to promoting cultural exchange among museums in the united States and the countries of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

When: Sep 13, 2014 11 AM in Clinton, Massachusetts
Cost: Adults $7; Seniors (59 +), $5; Students, $2; Children 3-17, $2; Children (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11 )
Beer & Wine Tasting

Join us for our second annual Beer and Wine Tasting. Come support Spring House with an evening of music, food, and giving.



When: Oct 3, 2014 7 PM to Oct 3, 2014 10 PMin Clinton, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19 )

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