Northwestern University

Tue 12:30 PM

The City and the Image: Lviv portrait in the context of multi-cultural milieu of the turn-of-the-century Galicia

When: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern  

Group: History Department

Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Academic


Considering portrait as a historical and cultural document, this power-point presentation/seminar explores the affinities and differences of the portraits by Lviv painters of Ukrainian, Jewish, Armenian, and Polish descent, particularly focusing on the private and public, gender and race, ethnic and cosmopolitan.

Anastasiia Simferovska is a researcher, art historian, and curator at the Voznitsky Art Gallery (Lviv, Ukraine) which holds the biggest collection of Polish art outside Poland. She works on artistic life of Galicia at the turn of the nineteenth century in a broad European historical and multicultural context. She organized pioneering exhibitions of the Galician Armenian art and initiated an art exhibition "Seeing by Touching" for the blind. She is an awardee of the Ministry of Polish Culture (Gaude Polonia) and an author of a monographic catalogue of Polish art.


Organizers, co-sponsors and co-organizers:

History Department
Slavic Studies Department
Art History Department
Program in Comparative Literary Studies
Center for Jewish and Israel Studies
Buffett Institute for Global Studies

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