Winter Holidays in Russia

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Sunday, January 22, 2017




New Year Ornaments, 1950s-1960s

Various producers, USSR

Collection of Kim Balaschak

Lower Gallery, November 19, 2016 – January 22, 2017


The exhibition Winter Holidays in Russia uncovers the rich story of the country’s winter holiday traditions, from the late Imperial period to the present. Drawing upon the collections of Kim Balaschak and Susan Johnson, the exhibition presents a remarkable selection of over two hundred holiday ornaments and related materials.


Greeting cards, posters, paintings, gift boxes, and sculpted figurines of Grandfather Frost and Snegurochka add to the richness of the presentation.


Come and share in the joy of these unique treasures showcasing Russian winter holiday traditions.