After World War II, painters in the Soviet Union looked for subjects to reaffirm their nation's values at a time when the Nazi invasion, communism and privation had all but destroyed it. Some found renewal in the modest villages and peasant life of the far north, where traditional values of hard work, community and family had survived despite the official push to modernize through industrialization. "The Road North," featuring more than 60 paintings by artists of the "Village Movement," offers an intimate look at the lives of Soviet-era peasants and fishermen including the inhabitants of the "Northern Village" show here, painted in 1960 by Yuri Ivanovich Semenyuk.