The Museum of Modern Art is getting a head start celebrating the centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917. MoMA pulls together some 270 works from its extensive holdings. Everything on view was made between 1912, when European modernism was especially influential among talented Russian artists, and 1934, when the Soviet government clamped down on avant-garde activities. The show will put on view nearly all all of the museum's Russian paintings and sculptures from these years, focusing on the fascination with Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism. There will also be films and film posters, photographs, illustrated books, prints, and magazines.
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