Revolution, Life, and Labor: Soviet Porcelains 1918-1985

On View: 
Tuesday, November 24, 1992 to Wednesday, April 14, 1993

The porcelain in this exhibition documents Soviet history between the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Glasnost era of the late 1980s. Most of the objects are examples of propaganda and Socialist realism, such as a statuette depicting a seamstress sewing a hammer and sickle banner or a colorful teapot decorated with fields and farm laborers. 

Organized by Deborah Shinn, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts. This is the first exhibition of the full collection of Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro.