On Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., local iconographer Debra Korluka will give a presentation about the history and creation of icons in the Slavic world.
On Saturday, February 23, The Museum of Russian Art will host it’s first ever jazz concert from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. The price of tickets is $20.00 for non-members, and $15.00 for members. Registration is required and seating is limited. Reserve your spot today by clicking here! Sorry, no refunds. Questions? Call 612-821-9045.
It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Oleg Vassiliev on January 25, 2013 in Shoreview, MN. The Museum of Russian Art has featured his works as part of our ongoing series, Discovering 20th Century Russian Masters from 2010 to 2011. His work, Freiburg Crucifixion, is represented in our newest exhibition, Concerning the Spiritual in Russian Art, 1965-2011. He lived for many years in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with his son. He will be dearly missed.
We invite members and VIPs to attend the opening of our new exhibition, Concerning the Spiritual in Russian Art, 1965-2011. The event will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. with remarks beginning at 5:45. Be sure not to miss this wonderful opportunity to experience the depth of our newest exhibit! Click ‘Read More’ for details on how to register.
TMORA hosted an artist-focused lively panel discussion on Russian painting styles in connection with the museum’s current Nicholai Fechin exhibition.
Four accomplished local contemporary painters with widely varying practices Bryan Young, Chris Wilcox, Jehra Patrick and Jaron Childs — some familiar with Fechin’s work, others just introduced to it — responded to the show. They discussed the general practice of painting, the specific achievement of Russian masters in paint handling, the influence of Russian masters on their own work, and more. Drawing from their experiences, they brought fresh insight into a remarkable body of work in a discussion geared towards their fellow artist peers.
The evening was moderated by Salon Saloon host and MinnPost columnist Andy Sturdevant.
On Friday, February 8, 2013, The Museum of Russian Art hosted a vodka tasting event.
On Saturday, January 12, The Museum of Russian Art hosted a painting workshop for children to accompany our current exhibit, Discovering 20th Century Masters: Nicolai Fechin. The children were taught how to paint a still-life. Participants were given free passes to the Museum to investigate how Nicolai Fechin employed still-life objects in his work. The event was a great success and we are planning future painting workshops for children as well as adults.
On December 15th and 16th visitors to The Museum of Russian Art enjoyed several performances by the St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Choir. The choir sang harmonized chant melodies from monasteries throughout Russia in keeping with the Old-Believer traditions presented in our exhibition Cast Icons: Preserving Sacred Traditions.