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The Eurasia Center’s American-Eurasian Art Foundation (AEAF)


Julia Goncharova, Soprano, from the Moscow State Operetta Theater and film actress in Russia, was invited to perform for the Eurasia Center.

The American Eurasian Art Foundation (AEAF) is an established program founded by the Eurasia Center. AEAF strives to bring peoples of different nations together through the rich cultural plane that the arts and humanities provide. AEAF’s mission is to continue to organize art exhibitions, performances, and cultural activities in order to educate American and international audiences about the rich diversity of arts, ideas, and cultures that both American and artists from other nations have to offer. This process will facilitate a greater communication through the arts, and unify countries and people in an atmosphere of greater understanding.

The American Eurasian Art Foundation (AEAF) is an established program founded by the Eurasia Center. AEAF strives to bring peoples of different nations together through the rich cultural plane that the arts and humanities provide. AEAF’s mission is to continue to organize art exhibitions, performances, and cultural activities in order to educate American and international audiences about the rich diversity of arts, ideas, and cultures that both American and artists from other nations have to offer. This process will facilitate a greater communication through the arts, and unify countries and people in an atmosphere of greater understanding.

Our programs in the visual and performing arts are designed to encourage the discovery and awareness of the differences and similarities among various nations. For example, American culture in the United States is a blend of different cultures from many nations, unique to the history of its development. Learning about the composition and variety that exist within this culture, makes Americans appreciate the values of freedom, tolerance, and democracy, which form the rich fabric of our nation.

AEAF reached numerous milestones in bringing to America the first exhibitions of great artists from Russia, Eastern Europe, and other nations of Eurasia. AEAF has worked with the Kirov Ballet (The Mariinsky Ballet), The Bolshoi Opera and Ballet, and a number talented artists including the great Mikhail Chemaikin. We encourage artists, performers, as well as officials from Eurasia and America to contact us, as we are interested in displaying new art and arranging performances here in America.


Russian Artist Mikhail Kononov paints the Cherry Blossoms along the Potomac Tidal Basin in Washington, DC

Our purpose is to provide people from all walks of life easy access to the arts and artists who normally would not have an opportunity to display their works in America. "Democracy through the Arts" is our motto, and we have started a cultural movement here in the United States which can serve as a model to emulate abroad. AEAF directs its attention to the dynamic interchange of creative ideas and images from Eurasia (Europe and Asia) and the Americas, designing unique, synergistic events with visual and performing arts together on the same stage to emphasize cultural harmony. The AEAF's goal is to work with officials in government, organizations, corporations, and donors to further assist this dialogue between nations, citizens, and artists. Through art education we are providing people within the local and international communities via the internet, lifelong learning through AEAF’s innovative and collaborative approaches. We continue to solicit support to provide America and the world our great repertoire of cultural events.