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Russia expert presents Shouky Shaheen Lecture

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:32am

The Lamar Dodd School of Art welcomes Priscilla Roosevelt, one of the leading Western experts on aristocratic life in imperial Russia, to present the annual Shouky Shaheen Lecture on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art. 

Roosevelt's lecture on "Serfdom and Splendor: the World of the Russian Country Estate" will focus on the cultural impact of the country estate, particularly the unusual role played by the system of serfdom.

Roosevelt's book, "Life on the Russian Country Estate" (Yale University Press, 1995), explores the cultural worlds of Arkhangelskoye, the fabled Yusupov residence outside of Moscow; Khmelita, the elegant 18th-century country estate of the Griboedovs; and Mikhailovskoe, Pushkin's modest retreat.


Roosevelt's Shouky Shaheen Lecture coincides with the ongoing Georgia Museum of Art exhibition, "Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great."

A pre-lecture reception will be held at 5 p.m. at the museum. Both events are free and open to the public.

Image: Priscilla Roosevelt.

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