Soviet Arts Experience brings more than five exhibitions about the art of the USSR to Chicago this fall.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Block Museum and Smart Museum host shows about 20th-century Soviet posters and more.
“Process and Artistry in the Soviet Vanguard”
Smart Museum of Art, through January 22.
What it’s about
Gustav Klutsis and Valentina Kulagina used photomontage to make Stalin look good in posters like Long Live Red Army of Workers and Peasants (1935).
Why you should see it
The innovative Constructivist couple even photographed themselves, dressed up as industrial workers, for use in their posters.
Where to learn more
Curator Kimberly Mims speaks at the Agitation! symposium Friday 14.