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Institute of Modern Russian Culture

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Mark Konecny
(213) 740 6120

GFS 336-342


The Institute of Modern Russian Culture (IMRC), Los Angeles, is concerned with the cultural history of Russia—especially the visual arts and literature during the 19th and 20th centuries. The primary aim of the IMRC is to preserve and propagate the esthetic values of Russian culture and it manifests a particular interest in painting, architecture, photography and the applied arts. To this end, the IMRC serves as a center for the collection and systematization of archives and rare books regarding these subjects, especially editions illustrated by artists of the fin de siecle, the avant-garde and the Stalin era, and memoirs, diaries, treatises, manifestoes and interviews published and unpublished by artists such as Lev Bakst, Alexandre Benois, Marc Chagall, Pavel Filonov, Natalia Goncharova, Vasilii Kandinsky, Mikhail Larionov, Kazimir Malevich, Pavel Mansurov, Konstantin Somov, Vladimir Tatlin and Viktor Zamirailo. Critics well represented in the IMRC library include Erik Gollerbakh, Nikolai Punin, Aleksei Sidorov, Yakov Tugendkhold and Nikolai Vrangel.