“A Family Story”: New Exhibit at the Dickinson Archives

A new exhibit, titled “A Family Story: The Troussoff Collection,” will premiere on Sunday, April 21, at 1:30 in the Friends of the Library reading area in the Lower level of the library. Light refreshments will be provided.


The exhibit was curated by Caitlin Moriarty ’13, double major in Russian and Political Science. “A Family Story: The Troussoff Collection” tells the story of Basil Troussoff (a painter and scene designer), his wife Elena, Basil’s sister Eugenia, her husband (marine biologist Dr. Paul Galtsoff), and their immigration to the U.S. during the Russian Revolution. The collection was donated by Gail Troussoff Marks ’73, Basil’s granddaughter, whose daughters are members of the class of 2009 and 2014. Especially featured in the exhibit is Basil’s collection of postcards and exhibit catalogs of Russian art from the early twentieth century, as well as his work in theatre and Paul’s work as a marine biologist.


The exhibit will continue through the summer.


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