The exhibition ‘May Danzig: On the Birthday of the Master’
The exhibition dedicated to the art of May Danzig (April 27, 1930 – March 26, 2017), the People’s Artist of Belarus, professor of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts and holder of the Order of Francis Skorina and the Order of Honor opens in April 10, 2021.
May Danzig’s art is a bright event in the history of the national culture in the 20th century. The master left the great art heritage. His works are always optimistic. They are innovative, evocative and emotional with a perverse sense of civic consciousness. May Danzig was one of the artists for whom it was essential to have as an innovative and fresh look at well-known subjects.
May Danzig worked as a teacher at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts until 2011. He brought up several generations of Belarusian artists.
The People’s Artist of Belarus is well known outside the country. In 2015, the exhibition ‘The Legacy of the Second World War in the Russian Art’ was opened at the famous Saatchi Gallery (from the collection of the Art Russe Foundation, Russia, Moscow) in London with the monumental canvas ‘And the Saved World Remembers’ by May Danzig. The master’s works are in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, the Mahilyow Regional Art Museum named after Paviel Maslienikaw, collections of the Belarusian Union of Artists, the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, etc., as well as in private collections in Azerbaijan, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, Moldova, USA, etc.
The exhibition will last till May 11, 2021
Curator: Olga Arkhipova, the leading researcher of the Department of Contemporary Belarusian art