September 28 (Thursday) 5:30 pm - November 4 (Saturday) 4:00 pm
William Johnston Building Gallery (WJB Gallery)
The Florida State University Department of Interior Architecture & Design invites you to discover Kul'ttovary. The exhibition of Soviet “cultural goods” will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
The Florida State University Department of Interior Architecture & Design invites you to discover Kul’ttovary. The exhibition of Soviet “cultural goods” will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The exhibition’s opening reception will take place in the William Johnston Building Gallery on Thursday, September 28th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will remain up through November 4th with operating hours on Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik government recognized the importance of sports, literacy, and the arts in building a new state and a new way of life. The Communist Party’s first five-year plan set forth the twin goals of increasing the “cultural level” (“kul’turniy uroven”) of the urban and rural poor and connecting “cultural construction” (“kul’turnoye strioitelstvo”) with industrialization as mutual foundations of socialism. Through the 1920s and 1930s, tens of millions of peasants were relocated to cities and construction sites. Increasing their exposure to artistic and cultural activities was intended to raise self-esteem, inspire volunteerism, and encourage the discipline and accountability necessary for the Soviet planned economy.
The Russian term kul’ttovary translates roughly to “cultural goods.” Specified items, broadly available for purchase at affordable prices, would bring culture into workers’ and collective farmers’ homes. These were art supplies, radios, records and phonographs, musical instruments, sports equipment, photo cameras, and toys. For decades, each city or town had at least one retail store called “Kul’ttovary.” The kul’ttovary phenomenon was widespread in Russia from the late 1920s into the 1960s, at which point the previously ubiquitous Kul’ttovary stores yielded to shops with narrower specializations, consistent with broader changes in the Soviet retail industry. The objects selected for the exhibition were designed and manufactured in the USSR and are representative of the range of kul’ttovary common to almost every Soviet home.
Kul’ttovary – Bringing Culture into the Soviet Home was curated by Yelena McLane, a Specialized Faculty member in the Department of Interior Architecture + Design, and designed in collaboration with IA+D graduate students. For more information, please contact Yelena McLane (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please join us Wednesday, November 1 from 6:00pm-8:00pm for “The Arts Work,” a career panel and networking reception hosted by FSU's Career Center, the College of Fine Arts Leadership Council,
Please join us Wednesday, November 1 from 6:00pm-8:00pm for “The Arts Work,” a career panel and networking reception hosted by FSU’s Career Center, the College of Fine Arts Leadership Council, and the Undergraduate Art History Association at FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA). Representatives from the College of Fine Arts, Master Craftsman Studio, the Council of Culture & Arts (COCA), Gadsden Arts Center & Museum, The RAA Middle School Arts Magnet Program, Thomasville Center for the Arts, MoFA, and Arts, Culture and Education Consulting will be in attendance to chat with you about opportunities to work with their organizations! From 6:00pm-7:00pm, 5 regional arts and culture professionals will answer your career-related questions on a panel. Following the panel, there will be a reception until 8:00pm where you can network with our panelists along with an additional 10 special guests, making connections that may lead to internship and job opportunities!
The Dean’s Society Breakfast will be held on November 3, 2017 from 8:00am-10am. This event is open to Dean’s Society Members as well as parents and friends
The Dean’s Society Breakfast will be held on November 3, 2017 from 8:00am-10am. This event is open to Dean’s Society Members as well as parents and friends who will be visiting for Parents Weekend. The schedule will include breakfast, a curator’s tour of Kul’ttovary,and a dance class observation.
Breakfast will be offered at 8:00am in the William Johnston Building Café. At 8:30am, Lena McLane will guide guests through the WJB Gallery to view the current exhibition: Kul’ttovary: Bringing Cultural Goods into the Soviet Home. At 9:00am, guests will be invited to Montgomery Hall for an opportunity to observe a dance class.
Please join the College of Fine Arts for the 2017 Dean's Showcase of Student Achievement on Friday, November 17th from 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Turnbull Conference Center. Select students
Please join the College of Fine Arts for the 2017 Dean’s Showcase of Student Achievement on Friday, November 17th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Turnbull Conference Center. Select students from FSU’s College of Fine Arts will present their outstanding work to alumni and friends. A light lunch will be provided following the student presentations.
Parking for this event will be located in the St. Augustine parking garage. RSVPs are welcome but not required. For additional information, please contact Bobbie Fernandez (850) 645-8283 or email@example.com.