Michelle Massey

Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects

This exhibition of exquisite objects from a private collection (on extended loan and a promised gift to the Georgia Museum of Art) shows how the Romanov family of Russian rulers commissioned, used and distributed gifts to solidify its hold on power. It includes portrait paintings, military medals and orders, statuettes, icons, snuff boxes and objects made by Fabergé, among […] Read More

The Siege of Leningrad

Photo is from the Collection of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Russia Leningrad during the Siege, 1941–1944. Collection of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Russia. Lower Gallery February 18, 2017–June 3, 2017 The exhibition The Siege of Leningrad is a multimedia presentation of one of the most tragic events […] Read More

Stage Designs by Vera Mednikova: From Pushkin to Hawthorne

The exhibition presents set and costume designs by Vera Mednikova, covering the period from 1969 to 1988. Mednikova’s theatrical career is shared, almost equally, between the Russian and American theater worlds. Vera studied at the prestigious Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinematography and, after her graduation, worked in the city of Sverdlovsk, where she […] Read More

Born in the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth

The exhibition Born in the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth presents approximately sixty works created during the latter part of the Soviet era. Portrayals of schoolchildren in uniforms, young pioneers with ubiquitous red ties, working children, and more, uncover the rich story of the visual representations of childhood and youth developed by Soviet artists. The exhibition focuses […] Read More

Leon Hushcha

The Art of Leon Hushcha The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to announce a very special limited engagement of The Art of Leon Hushcha.  Long considered one of the most prolific painters in the Midwest, Leon Hushcha takes pride in making Minneapolis his home.  Hushcha is an impressionist and superb colorist, whose distinct stylistic […] Read More