Organizer: UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee in collaboration with the UW Slavic Dept.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Izabela Gabrielson
Event: Lecture: American Realism and Soviet Propaganda in Poster Art – Silent Auction of posters
Place: Simpson Center for the Humanities, 206 Communications Building, UW Campus
Date: May 14, 2015
Event is free and open to the public
Exactly how different is Social Realism from Socialist Realism? Are there any similarities between these seemingly distant genres? Dr. Gabrielson will explore the nuances of American Realism from Norman Rockwell to the Works Progress Administration, and compare it with Socialist Realism, which was imposed on poster art throughout the former Eastern Bloc.
Dr. Izabela Gabrielson is on the faculty of Northwest College of Art and Design, where she teaches history of illustration and art.
The lecture will be followed by a silent auction of a unique poster collection from the former Soviet era. Proceeds will support the UW PSEC and the Slavic Department.
Contact: Krystyna Untersteiner