‘Old Patterns, New Order. Socialist Realism in Central Asia’ – GW Museum, October 10, 2015 – May 29, 2016

10 October, 2015 all-day
GW Museum
701 21st Street
NW Washington
DC 20052

Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in Central Asia

October 10, 2015–May 29, 2016


Under Soviet political rule, artists across Central Asia created images that both embraced modernity and idealized the past. This exhibition will examine the socialist realist art movement in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and others areas of Central Asia, pairing twentieth-century paintings with examples of the traditional textiles they depict. Organized in partnership with GW’s Central Asia Program.

Click here to see WETA’s coverage of the exhibit on its Around the Town series.

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