Screening: “Desert of Forbidden Art”
- Thursday, May 2, 2013, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., KU campus, Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
Desert of Forbidden Art Thursday, May 2 from 5 to 8 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium
"The Desert of Forbidden Art" tells the incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan, and develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression. A fascinating documentary about a group of visionary artists and one man who risked his life to rescue their work. Directed by Tchavdar Georgiev and Amanda Pope. A discussion with Mr. Georgiev follows the screening. 80 min.
The Dole Institute is a proud sponsor of this event.