Friday, May 20, 2011

International Museum Day 2011 -- World Peace Through Culture

Image credit: Aleksandra Ekster, Three women's figures. 1909-1910, Oil on canvas, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine, Future European Union.

Aleksandra Ekster -- born into a Belarusian aristocratic family in Białystok (now Poland)-- was a friend of Picasso and Braque, and from 1908 to 1924 intermittently lived in Kiev, St. Petersburg, Odessa, Paris, Rome, and Moscow.

Białystok was a finalist to be the European Capital City of Culture in 2016.


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