The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce that the Wilson Center will host an art exhibit during the month of April titled "Global Underground" by noted visual artists Valera and Natasha Cherkashin. This exhibit is an installment of their timeless project that includes 33 countries and examines the internationally shared cultural qualities of the subway. The installation showcases a virtual representation of the Moscow, Stockholm, Beijing, Paris, New York, and Washington, D.C. metro systems. The exhibit is sponsored by the Kennan Institute and Swiss International Airlines. The full exhibit can be seen online at

Valera and Natasha Cherkashin are artists who have been exploring the cultures of the USSR, Russia, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Japan, and Mongolia for more than 15 years. They have held more than 80 individual exhibits and more than 40 performances. Their work has been the subject of 30 television programs and over 250 publications.

The "Global Underground" exhibit will be on the 4th Floor of the Wilson Center, and there will be an opening reception on Friday, April 4 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit will run from April 4 to May 9, 2008.

Click here for the exhibition poster.

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