ARTstor and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University are now sharing more than 250 images of nonconformist art from the Soviet Union in the Digital Library. The collection, the largest of its kind in the world, includes more than 20,000 works of art by close to 1,000 artists and documents the creative activities of underground artists in the Soviet Union who courageously broke away from Socialist Realism—the official artistic style of the communist regime. With works in all media, the collection spans the late 1950s to late 1980s—from the initiation of the underground movement during Khruschev’s cultural thaw to Gorbachev’s perestroika and the downfall of the Soviet Union.
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers is one of the largest and most distinguished university-based art museums in the nation. The museum’s collection includes more than 60,000 works, ranging from ancient to contemporary art, with particular emphasis on nineteenth-century French art; Russian art from icons to the present day; and American art with notable holdings of prints.
View the collection in the ARTstor Digital Library.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Rutgers University: Zimmerli Art Museum page.