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November 2017

Marina Tsvetaeva – An Evening of Poetry and Music

Friday, November 17, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$15 - $18

The Museum of Russian Art is honored to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the birth of one of the most prominent 20th century Russian poets - Marina Tsvetaeva The evening will feature music and poetry by a cadre of performers, exemplifying the magical world of Tsvetaeva's poetry.  Performances will be in both Russian and English.  We hope you will join us! Marina Tsvetaeva - An Evening of Poetry and Music Friday, November 17th  |  7:00pm   General Admission:  $18  |…

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking:  A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen Led by Deborah McKnight, TMORA Docent Registration opens October 23rd, 2017 at 9:00am - This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. REGISTER HERE Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen. She sang odes to Lenin, black-marketeered Juicy Fruit gum at school, watched her father brew moonshine, and, like most Soviet citizens, longed…

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December 2017

Holocaust in Lithuania: A Bold Call for Historical Truth – A Presentation by Ruta Vanagaite

Monday, December 4, 2017 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

REGISTER HERE The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA), Russian-American Jews in Minnesota (RAJMN), and Jewish Community Relations Council - Minnesota & the Dakotas (JCRC) invite you to a presentation by best-selling Lithuanian author: RUTA VANAGAITE Holocaust in Lithuania: A Bold Call for Historical Truth     Ruta Vanagaite’s third best-selling book Mūsiškiai; Kelionė Su Priešu (Our People; Journey With an Enemy), co-authored with the world-famous Nazi-hunter and Holocaust historian Dr. Efraim Zuroff, examines the Holocaust in Lithuania and local Nazi collaborators.…

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SOLD OUT – Celebrate the Season – Magnum Chorum in Concert

Friday, December 15, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$25 - $30

This performance is sold out.   The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present, as a part of the TMORA Classical Series, Celebrate the Season - Magnum Chorum in Concert O Light Divine!  Magnum Chorum illuminates the season in a stunning program exploring iconic music of Russia, Sweden and the Baltic region.  You’ll savor Kopylov’s Heavenly Light, a soaring Hymn to the Lord and Hymn to the Virgin by Alexander Levine, Chesnokov’s Gabriel Appeared, music by Gretchaninoff, and excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil.  You’ll hear an electrifying Ave Maris Stella by Polish…

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The Romanovs and their Icons – A Presentation by Wendy Salmond

Monday, December 18, 2017 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$12 - $15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to pleased to present The Romanovs and their Icons - A Presentation by Wendy Salmond For the Romanov family and the Russian court, the giving and receiving of icons marked every important event in public and private life, from christenings, weddings and anniversaries, to recovery from illness and the miraculous escape from death. This richly illustrated lecture explores the role icons played in Russian court culture under the last  Romanov tsar, Nicholas II.   BUY TICKETS     ABOUT THE PRESENTER Wendy Salmond is professor…

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January 2018

Sin and Virtue on the Eve of the 1917 Russian Revolutions – A Presentation by Laurie Manchester

Sunday, January 14 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$8 - $15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present Sin and Virtue on the Eve of the 1917 Russian Revolutions - A Presentation by Laurie Manchester During the decades before Russia was embroiled in revolution, Russian Orthodoxy underwent a theological renaissance. Russian theologians and pastors reexamined the means to salvation and the how believers should live their temporal lives. This lecture focuses on how the Russian Orthodox Church, usually viewed as a bastion of tradition, promoted ideas and values commonly…

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A Gentleman in Moscow – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, January 20 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Led by Pat Spaulding, TMORA Docent         RSVP This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. A Gentleman in Moscow is the utterly entertaining second novel from the author of Rules of Civility. Amor Towles skillfully transports us to The Metropol, the famed Moscow hotel where movie stars and Russian royalty hobnob, where Bolsheviks plot revolutions and intellectuals discuss the merits of contemporary Russian writers, where spies spy, thieves thieve and…

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An Evening of Chamber Music – featuring Denis Evstuhin & Helen Chang Haertzen

Sunday, January 21 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$15 - $30

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present, as a part of the TMORA Classical Music Series, An Evening of Chamber Music Featuring Denis Evstuhin, piano and Helen Chang-Haertzen, violin with special guest Anastasiya Nyzkodub, clarinet Join us for an exquisite evening of music featuring works by Stravinsky, Rachmaninov, Khachaturian and more! Sunday, January 21st, 2018  |  7:00pm Tickets:  General Admission  $30  |  TMORA Member  $25  |  Group Tickets (4 or more)  $15 BUY TICKETS   Russian pianist Denis…

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TMORA After-Hours Tour Series: The Life of a Sacred Icon

Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$12 - $15

Enjoy The Museum of Russian Art after-hours! We are happy to continue our series of docent-led specialty tours that will feature an exclusive look into specific aspects of our exhibitions as well a reception of light bites and beverages. Gather your friends and join us! Reserve in advance as space is limited.   TMORA After-Hours Tour Series:  The Life of a Sacred Icon Led by TMORA Docent, Marie Grubisich Icons hold a prominent place in Russian Orthodox faith, from the…

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February 2018

Lenin on the Train – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, February 10 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

  Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 10:30am |  The Museum of Russian Art Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale Led by Ruth Ann Benson, TMORA Docent Registration opens January 13, 2018.   REGISTER HERE This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II’s abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away, exiled in Zurich. When the news reached him, Lenin immediately…

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Roosevelt and the Russians: The Legacy of the Last 100 Days

Friday, February 23 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

The Museum of Russian Art and the Russian-American Business and Culture Council (RABCC) are pleased to invite you to: Roosevelt and the Russians: The Legacy of the Last 100 Days A Presentation by Dr. David Woolner Friday, February 23, 2018  |  6:30pm This event is FREE to the public.  Please register in advance to reserve a seat: REGISTER HERE Presenting extensive research from his recently published monograph, “The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace,” David Woolner will be…

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Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

Saturday, February 24 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

REGISTER The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) and a consortium of Minnesota colleges and universities will host the fifth annual Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium. This event will take place in connection with Russian Sacred Art: Connecting Heaven and Earth. This exhibition at TMORA brings together more than fifty 19th century icons and other religious objects. Undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines with an interest in the history and culture of Russia will participate.   The planning committee…

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March 2018

Ukrainian Egg Painting by Kathleen Eich

Saturday, March 3 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free - $10

Learn about the colorful folk art of pysanky, Ukrainian egg-painting. Artist Kathleen Eich will demonstrate the traditional technique using beeswax and dyes at the TMORA Museum Store inside The Museum of Russian Art from 12:00-3:00pm on March 3rd, 2018. The demonstration and admission to the gift shop is free*.  No pre-registration is required to attend this demonstration.  Join us! * Museum admission applies in order to see the current exhibits.   Museum Admission: Adults: $10 Seniors 65+: $8 Children 14+ and…

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Opening Reception – The Art of Leon Hushcha: Balancing Act

Saturday, March 10 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join us in celebrating the opening of The Art of Leon Hushcha: Balancing Act at The Museum of Russian Art with a reception featuring live music by A Ghost Revival and a cash bar.   Saturday, March 10th, 2018  |  6:30-8:30pm RSVP Leon Hushcha’s solo exhibition at TMORA delves into the work of the Minneapolis-based artist whose bold polychromatic visualizations have earned much recognition regionally and nationally.  Bringing together Hushcha’s early and recent paintings, as well as his figurative and abstract works, the show presents an…

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Opening Reception – Art in Conflict

Saturday, March 17 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join us in celebrating the opening of Art in Conflict at The Museum of Russian Art with a reception in the galleries.  A cash bar will be provided for your enjoyment. Saturday, March 17th  |  6:30-8:30pm RSVP Art in Conflict presents approximately forty Soviet-era works drawn exclusively from the permanent collection of The Museum of Russian Art. Juxtaposing non-conformist and Socialist Realist approaches, the display unfolds conflicting perspectives that dominated the multifaceted and volatile art scene of the final Soviet decades. Arranged as…

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The Romanov Bride – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, March 24 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander Led by Wendi Sott, TMORA Docent This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. CLICK TO REGISTER Book groups and historical fiction buffs have made Robert Alexander's two previous novels word-of-mouth favorites and national bestsellers. Set against a backdrop of Imperial Russia's twilight, The Romanov Bride has the same enduring appeal. The Grand Duchess Elisavyeta's story begins like a fairy tale-a German princess renowned for her beauty and kind heart marries the…

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The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Its Legacy a Century Later

Monday, March 26 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$35

The Museum of Russian Art, in collaboration with St. John's University, is pleased to invite you to The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Its Legacy a Century Later Join SJU President, Michael Hemesath, University Chair of Critical Thinking, Professor Nick Hayes, and Director of The Museum of Russian Art, Vladimir von Tsurikov for an in-depth conversation on the legacy of the Russia Revolution moderated by MPR’s Gary Eichten. Together they will examine what we have learned about politics, economics…

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April 2018

Julian Gargiulo in Concert

Thursday, April 5 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$25 - $30

The Museum of Russian Art is please to present, as a part of the TMORA Classical Music Series, Julian Gargiulo in Concert Join us in the main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art for an exciting concert by pianist, composer, and recording artist, Julian Gargiulo.  A charming and dynamic artist, he has performed all over the world to both public and critical acclaim.  The evening will include works from the classical repertoire, several tango transcriptions, as well as some…

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Music at the Museum: An SPCO Trio at The Museum of Russian Art

Tuesday, April 24 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$30

The Museum of Russian Art, in collaboration with The Friends of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, invite you to a special recital featuring SPCO musicians: Ruggero Allifranchini (violin), Maiya Papach (viola), and Julie Albers (cello). The program will include Beethoven's String Trio Op.9 No.1 in G Major. The performance will take place in the beautiful main gallery of the museum. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Come early and visit the museum exhibits. A cash bar will be available for your…

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Art of Vodka III

Thursday, April 26 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$55 - $75

Join us for a remarkable tasting event at the Museum of Russian Art The galleries of The Museum of Russian Art will transform into an incredible tasting experience featuring spirit and cocktail tastings from local distilleries and vodkas, delicious food, VIP specialty cocktail experience, music, and FUN.  You'll be immersed in the Russian tradition of zakuski (a bite and a shot)!  We hope you'll join us! Proceeds benefit the mission of The Museum of Russian Art  BUY TICKETS Featuring: BĒT…

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