To experience Soviet life in the 1970s, take the elevator to the third floor of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University, enter the Samek Art Gallery and discover a replica of a Leningrad apartment where artists used to risk their lives to display their art.

The exhibit, "The Space of Freedom," will be on display from Oct. 24 to Dec. 9. It is part of the yearlong series "Peace and Resistance," which will explore issues of war, liberty and justice around the world. Also in the series:

  • "Imagine Peace," featuring the works of Yoko Ono and John Lennon, will be on display from Aug. 25 to Oct. 8. Visitors can express their wishes for peace in any region of the world by marking maps with rubber stamps.
  • During the same time, "The Peace Paintings" will feature the work of abstract expressionist Noriko Yamamoto.
  • From Jan. 23 to March 27, 2009, "Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamín" will challenge viewers to think about civil war, injustice and satire through the works of this Ecuadorian master painter and sculptor.

Student works premiere at the Samek each spring at the Annual Student Show.


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