International art Exhibition «In Search OF Shambala: Masterpieces from the New York Museum Nicholas Roerich» (USA, New York)

Location: «The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan»

Date: June 14 - September 10

Duration: 3 months

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The only museum in the United States, dedicated to the work of the artist Nicholas Roerich, for the first time in Kazakhstan demonstrates the work of a legendary artist, philosopher, traveler, and archaeologist from its collection.

The exhibition «In search of Shambala: masterpieces from the New York Museum of Nicholas Roerich» shows the creative range of the master and includes 37 works created by the artist in his youth, and also in the 1920-1940s.

Roerich traveled a lot, hundreds of works were written by him on the route of the Central Asian expedition to China Turkestan, Mongolia, India, Tibet and Altai. In the spring of 1926, the Roerich expedition found itself in the eastern Kazakhstan in the vicinity of Lake Zaisan. Further, the expedition proceeded through Ust-Kamenogorsk, Semipalatinsk, Pavlodar to Omsk.

Nicholas Roerich understood the deep significance of caravan routes for the dissemination of cultural and spiritual values. The most famous ramified network of caravan roads is the Great Silk Road, linking China and medieval European states through the spaces of Central Asia and Southern Kazakhstan. The Roerich family went through a significant part of the Silk Road, their observations are very valuable for the exchange of peacekeeping cultural ideas.

The exhibition is held under the order of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the official support of the Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, the US and Kazakhstan Embassies.

The Kazakhstani side covers logistics and insurance expenses, the rest of the costs associated with the organization of the exhibition are borne by the American company «Son Mar Group» and private US funds.

Within the framework of the exhibition on June 15, an international scientific and practical conference «Dynamic Model of Culture: Kazakhstan and the World Community» is planned.


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