Nina Gourianova Co-organized Spring Symposium at Amherst
Professor Nina Gourianova co-organized an international symposium at Amherst College with Professor Catherine Ciepiella, celebrating the work of avant-garde writer and artist Elena Guro (1877-1913). The event, hosted by the Amherst Center for Russian Culture April 21-22, 2017, featured an art exhibition curated by Professor Gourianova, titled "Songs of the City: Elena Guro and Artists of her Times." The exhibit featured Guro's drawings, as well as works from the Mead’s Russian art collection by figures including such as Kazimir Malevich and Natalya Goncharova. Elena Guro was the first in a group of women who became leading artists of the avant-garde in the pre-revolutionary period. In addition to her art, Guro also wrote experimental stories, poems and plays, making her unique among those contributing to the European avant-garde.