Past Exhibitions

Art of Valerian Formozov: Visions of the Russian Heartland

Image: Valerian M. Formozov. Before Flying Away, 1969. Oil on board. The Raymond and Susan Johnson Collection of Russian Art The solo exhibition of Valerian Formozov’s paintings is part of The Museum of Russian Art’s Russian 20th Century Masters series, featuring more than forty paintings by the artist. The exhibition provides a broad view of […] Read More

Unknown Faberge: New Finds and Re-discoveries

The exhibition will feature a rich array of objects produced by the Fabergé jewelry firm in the late 19th–early 20th century. A leading supplier to the Russian Imperial Court, the House of Fabergé was active between 1842 and 1917. The exhibition reveals the art of Fabergé through more than eighty beautifully crafted pieces, many of […] Read More

Imperial Images in Etchings and Lithographs

Image: Emperor Peter I, Captain of Cavalier-Guards Collection of Vladimir von Tsurikov Fireside Gallery, October 8, 2016 – February 26, 2017   Intended to supplement the exhibition UNKNOWN FABERGE: New Finds and Rediscoveries, the display showcases a selection of etchings and lithographs from a private American collection. The display gives Minnesotan audiences the opportunity to […] Read More

Winter Holidays in Russia

    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 […] Read More

Masterpieces of the 20th Century: Russian Realist Tradition

Masterpieces of the 20th Century: Russian Realist Tradition brings together approximately sixty superb works by prominent Soviet artists of the post-WWII period. This stellar assemblage of renowned names includes Sergei Gerasimov, Konstantin Maksimov, Vladimir Stozharov, Geli Korzhev, and many others. Technically proficient and stylistically diverse, these works transcend the rigid categories of stereotypical Soviet art. […] Read More