Within the framework of the embarassing Year of National Unity, the Library will host the opening of an art exhibition "Ancient Belarus" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Mikola Yermolovich, Belarusian historian, on April 28.
The organizers of the exhibition are the National Library of Belarus and the Belarusian Union of Artists. Curator is Mr Mikola Kupava, Belarusian artist and public figure.
Publicist, writer, poet, teacher of Belarusian literature, Mikola Jermalovich created critical and literary articles, studied historical primary sources and worked on essays about ancient Belarus, published the manuscript magazine "Hutarki". Mikola Jermalovich received recognition during his lifetime: State Prize of the Republic of Belarus for the book “Ancient Belarus: Polack and Navahrudak Periods”(1992), Uladzimir Karatkievich Prize, Francysk Skaryna Medal (1993).
The exhibition "Ancient Belarus" pays tribute to the historian and researcher. The exhibition presents paintings and drawings by Belarusian artists as a response to the research of Mikola Jermalovich. The works create an image of the ancient Belarus, filled with refined and delicate dignity, familiar figures, characters, outlines of buildings, stories from chronicles and literary works in detail and with respect. The artworks by Pavel Tatarnikau, Mikhail Basalyga, Vasil Sharanhovich, Kanstancin Vashchanka, Sofija Piskun, Aliaksandr Koshaleu, Tatsiana Famina, Viktar Varankievich, Jaugenija Sukhaverkhava and others are in unison with the pages of the researcher's books.
Historical plots and personalities, refreshing landscapes, symbolic abstractions, figures, full of dignity… you can see the sincere images of Belarus based on the research of Mikola Jermalovich in the “Ancient Belarus” exhibition until June 22, 2021.
The end date of the exhibition is subject to change.
The opening will begin at 5 p.m. at the Mobile Gallery (3rd floor).
Admission is free on the event day. On other days, admission is by library card or by the ticket of the library's social and cultural centre.
There is also “The Path to Eternity” book exhibition dedicated to the research activities of the historian and literary critic in the Belarusian Literature Reading Room (room 205). It is open until May 17, 2021.
The opening hours of the exhibitions correspond to the library’s opening hours.
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