The House of Russian expatriate community invites you to the exhibition “Bunin. Emigration. Creativity”, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the writer’s birth. The exhibition will be held from October 30, 2020 to January 10, 2021.
The purpose of the exhibition is to show Bunin’s life in exile in different planes and sections: the “cursed days” of refugee life, literary, publishing and publicistic activities of the Russian expatriate community, social events and balls, the writer’s environment, friendship and rivalry, family and love… and, of course, creativity. Russian writer, the first Russian Nobel laureate in literature, will appear in the context of emigration against a broad historical and cultural background.
The exhibition is based on materials from the museum, archive and library collections of the House of Russian expatriate community (correspondence of the writer with the publishing house “Petropolis” and B. G. Panteleimonov, autographs of Russian foreign writers – I. S. Shmelev, D. S. Merezhkovsky, M. I. Tsvetaeva, N. A. Taffy, A. M. Remizov, L. F. Zurov, G. N. Kuznetsova, Bunin’s lifetime emigrant publications, rarities of foreign Russia). Many relics, including Bunin’s manuscripts, will be displayed for the first time. Unique items, photographs and documents on display in originals and copies are provided by partners: Ivan and Vera Bunin Estate, Special Collections, Leeds University Library (Great Britain), The state archive of the Russian Federation, the Russian state archive of literature and art, the Russian state archive of film and photo documents, the Russian cultural foundation, the Oryol united state literary museum of I. S. Turgenev, the State museum of the history of Russian literature named after V. I. Dal (State literary museum), Marina Tsvetaeva house-museum, Memorial apartment of the writer N. D. Teleshov, Maxim Suravegin Typewriter Museum.
Visit the website of the House of Russian expatriate community for more information.