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August 2017

Two Flutes and a Piano in Concert

Friday, August 11, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$20 - $30

Group discount available!  Groups of 4 or more are eligible for $15 tickets.  Click "BUY TICKETS" below.   The Museum of Russian Art, in partnership with the Russian Arts Foundation, is honored to present Two Flutes and a Piano in Concert Featuring: Maxim Rubtsov, flute Diane Boyd Schultz, flute Denis Evstuhin, piano   Friday, August 11th, 2017  Doors at 6:30pm, Performance at 7:00pm TICKETS:  General Admission $30  |  TMORA Member $25  |  Student (with ID) $20  |  Groups of 4…

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TMORA After-Hours Tour Series – Peter the Great: Tsar of Russia

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 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.   BUY TICKETS   Tuesday, August 29th - 6:00pm Doors at 5:30pm, Tour begins at 6:00pm Peter the Great: Tsar of Russia -  Led by docent, Ruth Ann…

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September 2017

Stary Olsa: Music of Belarus

Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 - $18

The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present Stary Olsa: Music of Belarus!   BUY TICKETS    STARY OLSA is a medieval Belarusian music band. It was founded in 1999 by its present leader Zmicier Sasnoŭski and now consists of six musicians. It takes its name from a brook in the west part of Mahilioŭ Region (Belarus). The band's repertoire includes Belarusian folk balladry and martial songs, Belarusian national dances, works of Belarusian Renaissance composers, compositions from Belarusian aulic…

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INTERFERENCE New Music Collective – Classical, Jazz, and Technological Fusion

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 - $20

The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present INTERFERENCE New Music Collective in a cutting-edge performance.   BUY TICKETS   Saturday, September 30th - 7:00pm General Admission  $20  |  TMORA Members  $18  |  Students (with ID)  $10   https://youtu.be/z846A-VgEXI This performance by INTERFERENCE will feature stunning new compositions that have been heard across the world from halls in Moscow to South Africa.  The highly-regarded ensemble is known for synthesizing styles of classical and jazz, while integrating musically responsible technology into their…

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October 2017

Russian Sacred Art: Connecting Heaven and Earth – Opening Reception

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Please join us in celebrating the opening of Russian Sacred Art: Connecting Heaven and Earth at The Museum of Russian Art!  The evening will be dedicated to the unveiling of  this exquisite new exhibition, along with The Vladimir School of Painting in the mezzanine gallery, and the permanent installation of Milkmaids, Novella in The IZBA Gift shop. Saturday, October 14th  |  6:30 - 8:30pm  |  The Museum of Russian Art The evening will feature remarks by the Director, Curator, and special guests - as well as spotlight…

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Fifty Russian Winters – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Fifty Russian Winters: An American Woman’s Life in the Soviet Union by Margaret Wettlin Led by Marie Grubisich, TMORA Docent REGISTER A gripping account of Soviet life as experienced by an American who lived for 50 years on an absolutely equal basis with Russians. Packed with details of everyday life from giving birth in a Soviet hospital to living in a Moscow communal apartment. Forced to give up her American citizenship during Stalin's reign, Wettlin was coerced into becoming an informant for the…

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TMORA After-Hours Tour Series: Spirits and Dark Tales

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Enjoy The Museum of Russian Art after-hours!   Gather your friends and join us.  Reserve in advance as space is limited.   Doors will open at 5:30pm, Ghost stories will begin at 6:00pm. TMORA After-Hours Tour Series: Spirits and Dark Tales Wednesday, October 25th - 6:00pm Admission:  $15  |  TMORA Members:  $12 Russian tradition is rich with fairytales, folklore, myth and legend.  Join us for an after-hours event for adults where docent Katherine Goertz will regale you with tales of  ghosts,…

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All Hallows’ Eve at the Opera

Saturday, October 28, 2017 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 honored to present, as a part of the TMORA Classical Music Series, All Hallows' Eve at the Opera featuring Mlada Khudoley, soprano  Denis Evstuhin, piano Enjoy a special All Hallows' Eve concert experience at The Museum of Russian Art. Featuring internationally-renowned musicians Mlada Khudoley and Denis Evstuhin, you'll revel in music inspired by dark legends and tales.  Enjoy works by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Wagner, Verdi and more.  It will surely be a night to…

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November 2017

Matryoshka: The Nesting Doll – Opening Reception

Friday, November 10, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Please join us in celebrating the opening of Matryoshka: The Nesting Doll at The Museum of Russian Art!   5:30 - 7:30  |  The Museum of Russian Art  |  FREE REGISTER HERE The evening will feature remarks by the Director, Curator, and special guests - as well as cider, tea, and Russian goodies.  Bring the whole family! Matryoshka, a painted wooden nesting doll, is familiar to many as the quintessential Russian souvenir. Pulled apart, the Matryoshka spills out smaller figures, each…

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Russia’s Revolution: 100 Years and Counting – Round Table & Discussion

Monday, November 13, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 - $15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you to a Round Table and Discussion: Russia's Revolution:  100 Years and Counting   Roundtable Participants: Thomas Hanson, Diplomat in Residence, Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute of International Studies, University of Minnesota-Duluth Nicholas Hayes, Professor of History, University Chair in Critical Thinking, St. John's University Theofanis Stavrou, Professor of History, Director, Modern Greek Studies, University of Minnesota Vladimir von Tsurikov, Director, The Museum of Russian Art Wayne Merry, Senior Fellow for…

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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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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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  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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