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The Desert Of Forbidden Art

Friday, Oct 1, 2010 3:00p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

The Desert of Forbidden Art by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev (2009, 85 min.). During the Soviet rule, artists who stay true to their vision were executed, sent to mental hospitals, or gulags. Their plight inspired Igor Savitsky, who pretending to buy state-approved art instead rescued 40,000 forbidden works and created a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan. His greatest discovery was an school of artists who settle in Uzbekistan after the Russian Revolution, encountering a unique Islamic culture,… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
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