Dodd Professor of Art History Asen Kirin and his work with the Georgia Museum of Art is currently featured in an article in Art Daily magazine. The article profiles the generous gift received by the museum that establishes the position of Parker Curator of Russian Art, which Kirin will fill. This endowment follows several high-profile exhibitions of Russian art curated by Kirin at the museum. Kirin will continue to teach in the School of Art, but he will also devote time to researching the museum’s growing collection of Russian art, including publishing and developing related exhibitions, symposia and events.The gift includes funds to support the collection, which the donor assembled over more than four decades, and includes more than 2,200 separate objects ranging from paintings, sculptures, and textiles to silver, jewelry, and military artifacts. Find full article here.
In his role as curator in 2017, Kirin worked with the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to X-ray a painting by Alexey Venetsianov from 1827 in a successful attempt to confirm the signature of the artist.