The Russian Art & Culture Group would like to congratulate Maria Taroutina on her new position as Associate Professor at Yale-NUS College Singapore!

We are delighted that her excellent and intriguing work on the art of Imperial and early Soviet Russia was rewarded with this tenure position. Her fascinating monography The Icon and the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival (2018) and her latest co-edited volumes New Narratives of Russian and East European Art: Between Traditions and Revolutions and Byzantium/Modernism: The Byzantine as Method in Modernity are printed evidence of her expertise on Russian Orientalism and Mikhail Vrubel.

As many of our members and friends would agree, it is also always a pleasure to listen to her captivating and vivid presentations. The next occasion will be her 19v Working Group on Nineteenth-Century Russian Culture (NYU Jordan Center on the Advanced Study of Russia) online lecture on September 9.

We are also happy to announce that she will also be a speaker of our forthcoming Eighth Graduate Workshop!

So, Congratulations! once again and the best of luck for your future projects, Associate Professor Maria Taroutina!