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Art Lover’s Book Club "The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia"


Thur., March 15, 4 PM

Art Lover’s Book Club "The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia" by Susan Jacques

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman's greatest legacy.

An art-oriented biography of the mighty Catherine the Great, who rose from seemingly innocuous beginnings to become one of the most powerful people in the world. A German princess who married a decadent and lazy Russian prince, Catherine mobilized support amongst the Russian nobles, playing off of her husband's increasing corruption and abuse of power. She then staged a coup that ended with him being strangled with his own scarf in the halls of the palace and herself crowned the Empress of Russia.



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The CRMA




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