Articles by Katherine Jacobsen



Night at the Museum Returns, Fewer Lines Expected

Nearly 200 of Moscow's museums, parks, theaters and cultural centers are staying open after hours Saturday as part of the city's sixth annual Night at the Museum project. Most participating venues will be open from 6 p.m. until midnight, some much later, and will offer free admission.  

Ai Looks Back at New York in Photo Exhibit

An exhibit of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei currently on at the Multimedia Art Museum provides an intimate, and sometimes uncomfortably close, look at the artist's time in America through a series of black and whites, taken from a collection of more than 10,000 photographs.

A Good Cause: Expat Campaigns for Disabled

Denise Roza is the director of Perspektiva, a Russian disability nongovernmental organization, which she founded, and the director of Best Buddies Russia, an organization that focuses on empowering individuals with Down syndrome.

Showing Fashion, Style of U.S.S.R.

To some, the concept of glamour in the Soviet Union sounds farfetched, but the exhibit "Fashion Behind the Iron Curtain: From the Wardrobes of Soviet-Era Stars" currently on at Tsaritsyno Estate Museum shows that the socialist state and style were not mutually exclusive.

United Way of Russia Looks for Volunteers

Elizabeth Sullivan is the chief operating officer of UBS, the mother of two children and also chairman of the board for the charity United Way of Russia. She answered questions about the charity work she and United Way are involved in.

An Ambassador's Daughter's Shots from 1930s

Emlen Knight-Davies was 20 years old when she arrived in Moscow in 1937, camera in hand, to accompany her father, Joseph Davies, the second American Ambassador to the Soviet Union. Despite heavy photography restrictions, Knight-Davies boldly captured images of Stalinist Russia.

Playing Santa Claus for Moscow Charity

British expat John Roche is not your regular philanthropist. From March to January, Roche grows out his white beard to prepare for his holiday role as Father Christmas at various charity events.

Postwar America Seen Through Kubrick's Eyes

See a different side of Stanley Kubrick, the reclusive film director of such classics as "The Shining" and "A Clockwork Orange," at the Multimedia Art Museum in an exhibit of fascinating black-and-white photos from just after World War II.

Thousands Set to Queue To View Orthodox Relic

Part of central Moscow is expected to see lines of thousands of people from Saturday as one of the most holy Orthodox relics goes on display at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Tretyakov Maps Ge's Evolution

The Tretyakov Gallery is now showing a grand retrospective devoted to Nikolai Ge, a 19th-century Russian artist of French descent, whose work was rejected by the artistic establishment and who is now seen as a prototype of Russian expressionism.