“Singers of Belarusian Land”
On April 28 at 11 am the exhibition “Singers of Belarusian Land” will be opened under the Book Year. It is dedicated to the 130th birthdays of the eminent word masters – Yanka Kupala (1882–1942) and Yakub Kolas (1882–1956) who glorified the native land with the talent so characteristic of them. The exhibition will present two fine art portraits from the funds of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus which depict the poets. Both paintings (“Yakub Kolas” (1982) and “Yanka Kupala” (1981) were done by Mikhail Savitsky (1922–2010), a Hero of Belarus, a holder of the orders of Frantsysk Skoryna and Andrew the First-Called, a people’s artist of Belarus and the USSR, a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, a member of the International Slavonic Academy, a winner of the State Prize of Belarus (three times) and the USSR, a winner of the Union State prize for literature and art and other numerous awards. Creative workers, members of Minsk City Council, students and teachers of Minsk and admirers of the Belarusian language and the Belarusian art will take part in the exhibition opening.