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Opening Reception – Born in the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth

Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of Born of the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth

Join us for a special evening at TMORA celebrating this new exhibition in the main and mezzanine galleries.  Spotlight performances and a cash bar will accentuate a fun evening at the museum!  Free admission!

Saturday, March 4th, 2017  |  6:00 – 8:00pm


Born in the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth   |  Main and Mezzanine Galleries

March 4, 2017 – September 10, 2017

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 on diverse interpretations of what it was to be a child in Soviet Russia.   The paintings in this exhibition are drawn from  the Raymond and Susan Johnson collection of Russian Art, the collection of Jack and Pam Safar, the collection of Loren and Jill Bough, and other American private collections. Several pieces on display belong to the ever-growing permanent collection of The Museum of Russian Art.  The Museum gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our lenders and sponsors.


Galina A. Smirnova. Grandpa’s Overcoat, 1964 oil on canvas, TMORA Permanent Collection


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.


Saturday, March 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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