Part of: Lectures and Talks, Mansion, Lectures and talks
Join Cathy Newman, editor at large for National Geographic magazine, for a fascinating virtual journey to modern day Russia as she discusses her article “Russian Summer,” forthcoming in the July issue. Summer in Russia is the release from the interminable cocoon of winter, a contemporary fairy tale when Russians awaken from the pale, dead, icy light, pack mushroom baskets and barbecue grills, and take to the roads or rail for the dacha. One out of three Russians owns a dacha, which can range from a simple wooden shack to an over-the-top ostentatious display of wealth. It is a refuge, a respite—a place to enjoy friends and family, and a window into the cultural, social and economic life of Russians.
For 25 years Newman has traveled the world for National Geographic magazine in search of the stories that lie embedded among the people and places she visits. Her most recent stories have been on Venice (which won the Venetian Institute of Arts and Science's International Journalism prize in 2010), Crimea, Russian Summer (July 2012), and East End, London (upcoming in August 2012). In search of stories, Newman has traveled through the Australian outback, fly-fished in England, toured the great fashion and fragrance houses of Europe, and taken a course in how to drive a race car.
In addition to magazine articles, Newman has published three critically acclaimed books for National Geographic: Perfume: The Art and Science of Scent (1998), Women Photographers at National Geographic (2000), and Fashion (2001).
Copies of the July issue of National Geographic magazine will be available in the Museum Shop.