Vandalism of the Revolutionaries by Ivan Alekseevich Vladimirov, December 1918, Ivan Alekseevich Vladimirov papers, Hoover Institution Archives.

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Art and History: Treasures from the Hoover Library and Archives, opened Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and runs through Friday, December 20, 2013.

Drawing from the extensive holdings of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, this exhibit showcases the work of artists who captured in their art unique periods in history. Each piece, whether created by a professional or an amateur, expresses her or his place and experience in both an inspiring and a tumultuous world. The exhibit includes striking selections from our renowned poster collection, groundbreaking political cartoons by Chinese artist Jack Chen, beautiful botanical drawings from a Russian expedition to California in the nineteenth century, hand-painted letters of appreciation from recipients of humanitarian aid after World War I, dramatic sketches of life in the Gulag by Thomas Sgovio, rare art journals from prerevolutionary Russia and numerous other items, many of which are being displayed for the first time. We hope this exhibit will inspire you to think about artists’ place in history and the windows they've created through which we can look into the past. The exhibit is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and is free of charge. Parking on campus is free on Saturdays. For more information, go to or call the Hoover Archives at (650) 723-3563.

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