Saint Louis University

Russian Dance posterPius XII Memorial Library will host an exhibition opening and reception for its newest show, "Modernist Ballet and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.

David Borgmeyer will offer a curatorial talk.

The exhibition is a show of graphics, photographs and archival materials related to the influence of the Ballets Russes on 20th century dance in an international perspective. It was originally mounted in Los Angeles at the Music Center, and after its stop at SLU, it will go to St. Petersburg, Russia.

In addition to the exhibition, the Center for Global Citizenship will host the Central Slavic Conference Keynote Address at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.

John Bowlt, Ph.D., will present "Kingdom of Mystery: Nicholas Roerich and the Sacre du Printemps." Bowlt is with the Institute of Modern Russian Culture at the University of Southern California.