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September 2018

SOLD OUT – Moscow Ballet’s “New Horizons: A Children’s Program for Life” at TMORA

Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Joining in the mission of cultural immersion and engagement through the art and culture of Russia, the Moscow Ballet and The Museum of Russian Art are pleased to announce a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for children ages 4-10! Moscow Ballet's New Horizons: A Children's Program for Life at TMORA featuring Moscow Ballet Ballerina, Bogdana Kopiy Children will enjoy a 1-on-1 interactive experience with Moscow Ballet Ballerina, Bogdana Kopiy as they explore movement, learn a Russian Folk Dance, listen to the story of…

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TMORA Fall Exhibitions Opening Celebration

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $10

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions in our galleries! From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Foundation  Inside the Beehive: Art of Garen Bedrossian Be the first to experience these new works.  Enjoy live music, remarks from TMORA Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova as well as Natalia and Tatiana Kolodzei from the Kolodzei Foundation and artist, Garen Bedrossian.  The TMORA Museum Store will be open for shopping.…

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A Glimpse into the History of Russian Women Artists – A Presentation by Natalia and Tatiana Kolodzei

Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $10

The Museum of Russian Art is proud to present a sweeping and fascinating presentation of contemporary women’s art: A Glimpse into the History of Russian Women Artists A Presentation by Natalia and Tatiana Kolodzei of the Kolodzei Art Foundation Doors will open at 5:30pm (TMORA will be closed from 5:00-5:30 to prepare for the evening) Presentation will begin at 6:00pm  |  Q&A with the presenters to follow the presentation In conjunction with TMORA's newly-revealed main gallery exhibition From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian…

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Opening Reception – A Country in Porcelain: Figurines from the Soviet Era

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $10

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you join us in celebrating the opening of: A Country in Porcelain: Figurines from the Soviet Era Be the first to view this exciting world of Soviet Era figurines in TMORA's Lower Gallery. TMORA Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova will give remarks and acknowledgment of this remarkable donation by collector Susan Johnson. Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.  We hope you can join us! TMORA Members FREE  |  General Admission  $10  |…

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November 2018

Vladimir Vysotsky: Celebrating the Voice of a Legend

Friday, November 2, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 – $15

The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present: Vladimir Vysotsky: Celebrating the Voice of a Legend Featuring musician and translator Vadim Astrakhan Enjoy an evening of Vysotsky's music (in both Russian and English) Join us at The Museum of Russian Art as we celebrate the life and legacy of Vladimir Vysotsky - renowned Russian actor, a poet, and songwriter - often referred to as "The Russian Bob Dylan, “Russia’s Breath,” and an “Encyclopedia of Soviet Life”.  Born exactly 80…

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Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” – A Staged Reading

Monday, November 12, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 – $20

The Museum of Russian Art, Vladimir Rovinsky, and Terry Hempleman continue their staged reading series of Russian classic plays with Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. Enjoy the opportunity to engage with the work of Anton Chekhov as it comes alive in the midst of the main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art.  There will be a Q&A with the director and cast following the reading.  Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. DIRECTED BY: Vladimir Rovinsky THE CAST: Olga- Emily Grodzik…

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A Slap in the Face of Public Taste: The Art of the Russian Avant-Garde – A Presentation by Mechella Yezernitskaya

Friday, November 16, 2018 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 proud to present: A Slap in the Face of Public Taste - The Art of the Russian Avant-Garde A Presentation by Mechella Yezernitskaya, Bryn Mawr College This talk will explore visual and literary cultural production in avant-garde painting, posters, illustrated books, theatre, and film from the late Imperial to the early Soviet periods in Russia. Artists and poets collaborated in a variety of media, styles, and movements—including Neo-Primitivism, Cubo-Futurism, Suprematism, and Constructivism—that arose in…

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Individuality and Resistance: Exploring Russian Women’s Art

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$15 – $18

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present: Individuality and Resistance - Exploring Russian Women's Art An exclusive after-hours tour by TMORA Docent, Marie Grubisich Join us for a reception of wine and light snacks while experiencing a private tour of TMORA's dynamic main gallery exhibition: From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Space is limited - Advance registration is encouraged. Doors will open at 6:00pm  |  Tour will begin at 6:30pm TICKETS:  General…

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December 2018

Reading Wondrous Russian Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$5 – $15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present Reading Wondrous Russian Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards A Presentation by Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Thoughout the twentieth century major Russian painters and illustrators designed radiant fairy-tale picture postcards which depicted scenes from well-known folk and fairy tales such as "The Little Humpbacked Horse" and "The Flying Ship." Professor Jack Zipes, who used many of the postcards for his book Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Jump, will be showing many of…

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SOLD OUT – St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir – Russian Christmas

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$15 – $20

*This is event is sold out* Join us at The Museum of Russian Art for a special evening with St. Mary's Cathedral Choir. St. Mary's Cathedral Choir will present a concert of Orthodox hymns from Advent, the Christmas Eve Vigil service, and the Divine Liturgy for Christmas. Hymns will be sung in English as well as in Church Slavonic, the liturgical language of the Russian Orthodox Church. The concert will end with traditional hymns and carols from Eastern Slavic countries…

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Holiday Spotlight Performance

Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Celebrate the Holidays at The Museum of Russian Art! Join us Saturday, December 15th: 2:00-3:00pm - Featuring a pop-up performance of TMORA's folk dance collective "Nitka" as well as a visit from Father Frost and the Snow Maiden! Our beautiful “Winter Holidays in Russia” exhibition is on view in the lower gallery, and of course our wonderful TMORA Museum Store welcomes you for all of your holiday shopping! Museum admission applies - Always FREE for TMORA members.  No pre-registration necessary.…

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The Magic of the Nutcracker Ballet – A Holiday Performance at TMORA

Monday, December 17, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$16 – $20

The Museum of Russian Art is delighted to present The Magic of the Nutcracker Ballet - A Holiday Performance at TMORA Featuring the exquisite talents of COLLIDE Theatrical Join us for a whimsical holiday experience created for audiences of all ages! Listen as our Narrator reads the classic children's tale accompanied by dancing featuring Clara, The Nutcracker Prince, Spanish Dancer and the beloved Sugar Plum Fairy. Stay after our tale to for a meet and greet and pictures with the…

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Demonstration by Russian-American artist Katia Andreeva

Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join us in the TMORA Museum Store for a special demonstration by Russian-American Artist Katia Andreeva.  Watch Katia create and engage in conversation about her creative process of watercolor painting.  Artist's works will be available for purchase. The demonstration and admission to the TMORA Museum store is free*.  No pre-registration is required to attend the demonstration.  Join us! *Museum admission applies in order to see the museum exhibits.  Simply let the front desk volunteer know if you would like to…

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January 2019

A Wreath of Many Leaves: An Evening of Russian Folk Dancing and Singing

Saturday, January 12 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $10

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present A Wreath of Many Leaves: An Evening of Russian Folk Dancing and Singing The TMORA-affiliated folk group Nitka returns to The Museum of Russian Art for a dynamic night of Russian folk dancing and singing.  A Wreath of Many Leaves is a concert steeped in the old ritual tradition of Russian circle dances, singing games, and rare traditional songs. Unique to TMORA, Nitka performances are known for their authentic feel and…

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SOLD OUT – Anthony Ross in Concert

Saturday, January 19 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$25 – $30

* This concert is sold out * The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present Anthony Ross in Concert Featuring Anthony Ross, (MN Orchestra Principal) cello, and Denis Evstuhin (TMORA Classical Music Curator), piano.   Experience the unique opportunity of enjoying Russian classical masterpieces in the beautiful main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art.  The program will feature music for cello and piano by Borodin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.  Join us for what will certainly be a memorable…

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How Can We Help Bees? An Evening with the University of Minnesota Bee Squad

Tuesday, January 22 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$5 – $15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present: How Can We Help Bees?  An Evening with the University of Minnesota Bee Squad Join us at The Museum of Russian Art for an evening of education about the health of the bee population and what we can do to help.  TMORA's Mezzanine Gallery exhibition Inside the Beehive: Art of Garen Bedrossian not only highlights collaborative works between the artist and bees but also explores the relationship between humans and their environment, thereby granting…

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TMORA closed due to inclement weather

Wednesday, January 30 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Due to dangerous windchills, The Museum of Russian Art will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019. Please be safe!

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February 2019

Opening Reception: Surreal Promenade – Sergei Isupov

Friday, February 8 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $10

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you join us in celebrating the opening of: Surreal Promenade Be the first to view this exciting exhibition of porcelain objects by Sergei Isupov in TMORA's Lower Gallery.   Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.  We hope you can join us! TMORA Members FREE  |  General Admission  $10  |  Senior Admission (non-member)  $8  |  Student Admission with ID (non-member)  $5  |  Children under 14  FREE MEMBER RSVP / BUY TICKETS…

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Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

Saturday, February 9 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium The Museum of Russian Art and a consortium of Minnesota colleges and universities will host the sixth annual Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium to be held at TMORA on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Recent participants have represented Macalester College, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Northwestern - St. Paul.  This symposium will take place in connection with the exhibition From Nonconformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art…

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TMORA Member Book Discussion – The Ransom of Russian Art by John McPhee

Saturday, February 16 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Exclusive to Members of The Museum of Russian Art, a small group book discussion group led by a different docent each month. All books are available in TMORA Museum Store at The Museum of Russian Art. ***Space is limited.  Advanced registration is recommended.*** TMORA MEMBER RSVP February's discussion will be led by TMORA docent, Deborah McKnight The Ransom of Russian Art by John McPhee In the 1960's and 1970's, American professor Norton Dodge forayed on his own in the Soviet Union,…

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