For the past five years I have been organizing and leading art tours to Russia where I lecture on both European and Russian art. On the tour we visit three museums in Moscow – the Tretyakov Gallery, New Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin Museum of Fine Art – and two in St. Petersburg – the State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. I have traveled to Russia many times in preparation for my lectures, hiring docents from each of these museums in order to learn about their collections. I have also hired various experts including Russian university professors to educate me on specific artists and art movements. I have read many books and painstakingly translated those written in Russian. The best way to describe my interest in the art in Russia is to say that I fell down a rabbit hole! As an artist myself at first I was curious to see what I could learn, then my interest became an all-consuming passion. Walking around these museums I have been in awe more times than I can count. I greatly applaud the Russian artists and collectors whose bravery far surpasses anything we could even imagine in the West. I created this blog in order to share my lectures and the artwork in Russia.
– Cathy Locke
For more information:
Russian Art Tour – www.russianarttour.com
Cathy’s artwork – www.cathylocke.com