Last week UK Libraries added another stamp to the Arts and Sciences Passport on the World Programming with the opening of an exhibit of Soviet Cold War-Era Posters from the Scott Military Collection in the Hub at W.T.’s.
The exhibit, which supports this year’s theme of Reimagining Russia’s Realms, opened with an invitation to enjoy a Russian Tea organized by the UK Russian Club. The Tea featured authentic meats, cheeses, sweets, and some homemade dishes provided by the students in the club.
Once everyone had an opportunity to sample the food, a brief program featured Karen Petrone, Chair of the UK History Department, who spoke about the significance of the posters; Gordon Hogg, Director of the Special Collections Library, on how the posters arrived at UK; and Cindy Ruder, MCL/Russian and Eastern Studies who promoted upcoming programming for Reimagining Russia’s Realms.
Following the program, all guests were invited to stay and view the posters and enjoy the refreshments. About 100 people ventured into Core 1 of the Hub @ W.T.’s for the event and enjoyed the unique art work.
Information about the Soviet poster exhibit, which may be viewed in the Hub at W.T.’s through the end of June, may be found at http://libraries.uky.edu/rrrexhibits.