The exhibition Born in the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth will present approximately sixty works created during the last three decades of the Soviet era. Portrayals of schoolchildren in uniforms, Young Pioneers with ever-present red ties, working children, and more, will uncover the rich story of the visual representations of childhood during the Soviet era. The exhibition will focus on diverse interpretation of what it was to be a Soviet child, developed by Soviet artists. The works on display will be drawn from several private collections, predominantly the Ray Johnson Collection, as well as the permanent collection of The Museum of Russian Art.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website