Ulrich Virtual talk tonight features Cold War memories from artist Vitaly Komar

Soviet émigré artist Vitaly Komar will share how his experiences living in both Cold War superpowers shaped his career in his talk, “The Dance of Dissent: Reflections on Art, Humor, and the Cold War” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 via Zoom. Komar visited Wichita on his first trip to America in 1979.

Komar gained international acclaim throughout the 1970s and ’80s, along with artist Alexander Melamid, for their biting commentary on the Cold War. Komar and Melamid’s portfolio, “A Ballet: The Life of Stalin,” is part of the Ulrich Museum’s permanent collection and is currently on display in the museum’s summer exhibition On Vacation!

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.