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COJECO RSJ Symposium

New York General Public

Regina Khidekel

Founding Director of the Russian American Cultural Center (RACC)

Dr. Regina Khidekel is the art historian, curator and founding Director of the Russian American Cultural Center (since 1998). She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts and has a high level of professional experience as an art critic, curator, and expert on Russian Avant-Garde, Russian 20th century and contemporary art. In 1990, she assumed the position of Art Director of the Diaghilev Art Center (1990), which was the first unofficial art organization in St. Petersburg after perestroika, and in 1998 she founded the Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) in New York.


The Russian American Cultural Center (RACC)
520 East 76th Street, #7E, New York, NY 10021

Mission: Established in 1998 and headquartered in New York, the Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) is the US leading nonprofit organization with the mission to facilitate cultural life within the Russian Jewish émigré community and to promote international understanding of Russian Jewish cultural heritage and contemporary art by supporting cultural awareness, cultural exchange and cultural diversity. RACC producing events in multidisciplinary fields such as art, music, performance, and literature and serves an enormous audience including both Russian and non-Russian speakers, connecting people of all ages and enriching the cultural perspective of audiences across the United States and abroad.