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October 2016

The Missing Romanov

Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Mikhail Alexandrovich Romanov The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present  In Search of the Missing Romanovs A Presentation by Retired St. Paul Police Sergeant - Brook Schaub  Thursday, October 13th, 2016 -   6:30-7:30pm How does a retired St. Paul police sergeant suddenly find himself involved in a 99 year-old cold case homicide in Perm, Russia? On a June night in 1918, Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich Romanov is given forged travel documents and taken away from house arrest by…

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November 2016

Unexpected Art

Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Unexpected Art: A Hands-on Workshop with Becka Rahn Art often shows up in unexpected places. Carved woodwork, a brass hinge, a painted feather, or a circuit board can become an evening dress — if you know how to look at them. Join us as we dig deep into one of TMORA's current exhibitions - Artistic Underground in the Late Soviet Era - to find aspects that may seem hidden away, unnoticed, or overlooked. Drawing inspiration from those findings, artist Becka Rahn will…

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Fabergé in St. Petersburg

Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present Fabergé in St. Petersburg - from Purveyor to the Imperial Court to a Private Museum A presentation by Mikhail Ovchinnikov, First Deputy Director of Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg The history of the House of Fabergé is inseparable from the city of St. Petersburg. Only the capital of a multicultural empire open to interaction with the rest of the world could have served as the birthplace of a firm like Fabergé. Soon…

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Für Galina

Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art presents LOFTrecital in Für Galina; A concert celebrating the life and music of Russian Soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. Join on us Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 7pm for a performance of two vocal masterpieces written for and dedicated to this legendary voice. Benjamin Britten met Vishnevskaya a few days before the start of his 1961 Aldeburgh Festival where she and her husband, the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, were to perform. Four years later, while visiting the couple on holiday in Russia,…

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Opening Reception – A Whale Off the Coast of Norway and Other Encounters

Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art is honored to invite you to an opening reception for a special, limited pop-up exhibition in the Lower Gallery - Thursday, November 10th - 6:00-7:30pm - Russian tea and cookies will be served. Alexander Voitsekhovsky's "A Whale Off the Coast of Norway and Other Encounters" - on view November 10-13, 2016 TMORA is honored to welcome Russian artist Alexander Voitsekhovsky - illustrator to works by such diverse writers as Pushkin, Hillaire-Belloc and Dostoyevsky. His latest…

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Opening Reception – Winter Holidays in Russia

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Come and share in the joy of these unique treasures showcasing Russian winter holiday traditions!  We will celebrate this exhibition with a delightful opening reception: Saturday, November 19th - 5:30 - 7:00pm Russian tea, cider, and cookies will be served.  Attendees of all ages are encouraged to join us! The exhibition Winter Holidays in Russia uncovers the rich story of the country’s winter holiday traditions, from the late Imperial period to the present. Drawing upon the collections of Kim Balaschak and Susan…

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Free

Unveiling the Monument to Kindness

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art will be unveiling a Monument to Kindness - the "Dandelion" by Gregory Pototsky - in the museum’s courtyard on November 22, 2016, at 10:00 am. To celebrate, there will be FREE ADMISSION from 10am-Noon that day. We hope you'll join us. The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis is the first and only recipient of the “Dandelion” in the United States. Unveiling this monument is a perfect way to show a strong commitment to mutual understanding through…

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“A Thanksgiving Celebration” Helen Chang Haertzen and Denis Evstuhin in concert

Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Group ticket discount available!  Gather your friends/family - groups of 4 or more are eligible for $15 tickets!     CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS     The Museum of Russian Art presents  "A Thanksgiving Celebration" - Helen Chang Haertzen and Denis Evstuhin in Concert Enjoy works for violin and piano by Franck, Tchaikovsky, and Gershwin in the beautiful main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art Featuring Helen Chang Haertzen (Minnesota Orchestra), violin and Denis Evstuhin, piano Helen Chang Haertzen joined the…

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December 2016
$12 - $15

Rasputin: Revisited

Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Marking the release of award-winning historian Douglas Smith's new book Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs, The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present a book presentation and signing. Please join us for a discussion between two authors - Robert Alexander and Douglas Smith "Rasputin: Revisited" Moderated by Jocelyn Hale Who was Rasputin and why does this character from Russian history continue to fascinate and intrigue people around the world 100 years after his death?  Part faith healer,…

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TMORA Family Day

Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The first TMORA Family Day will be on Saturday, December 10th from Noon - 3pm! Bring the whole family for story-telling and activities. $8 donation per family - Always FREE to members!

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$15 - $20

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Choir – Russian Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral Choir Russian Christmas NATIVITY CONCERT Sunday, December 18th 5:30 - 6:30pm St. Mary's Cathedral Choir will present a concert of hymns from the Orthodox Church's Vigil and Divine Liturgy for Christmas. Hymns will be sung in Church Slavonic, the liturgical language of the Russian Orthodox Church, and in English. The concert will end with traditional hymns and carols from Eastern Slavic countries and regions. General Admission - $20 TMORA Member - $15

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Russian Fairy Tales Children’s Tour – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Attention Parents & Grandparents!  Are you looking for a fun and educational experience for kids during the holiday break from school?   The Museum of Russian Art is offering a special holiday tour designed for children ages 6 to 9. TMORA Curator Masha Zavialova will guide children through our wonderful lower gallery exhibition, Winter Holidays in Russia.   Tours will include a story-telling of the Russian fairy tales present in the collections of ornaments, a scavenger hunt, and tea-time with juice and cookies.…

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January 2017
FREE

Opening Reception – Stage Designs by Vera Mednikova

Thursday, January 26 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Please join us in celebrating the opening of this limited engagement exhibition! Opening Reception - Thursday, January 26th, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:00pm RSVP HERE The exhibition presents set and costume designs by Vera Mednikova, covering the period from 1969 to 1988. Mednikova’s theatrical career is shared, almost equally, between the Russian and American theater worlds. Vera studied at the prestigious Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinematography and, after her graduation, worked in the city of Sverdlovsk, where she…

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February 2017
$10 - $20

Undervud & Romario: Russian Rock at TMORA

Saturday, February 4 from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art and KSP-MN are excited to offer a double-header of quality music from Russia. Saturday, February 4th, 2017  |  7:00pm TICKETS:  General Admission - $20  |  TMORA Members - $17  | Students (with ID) - $10  |  GROUP DISCOUNT - Order 4 or more tickets = $15 per ticket CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Building upon the sold-out show by Romario in September, The Museum of Russian Art is honored to host another iconic Russian rock band - Undervud…

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$7 - $15

“Art … must be spread everywhere.” (V. Mayakovsky) – An Introduction to Russian Constructivism

Tuesday, February 7 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present "Art ... must be spread everywhere." (V. Mayakovsky) - An Introduction to Russian Constructivism A Presentation by Sandra Teitge Tuesday, February 7th, 2017  |   6:30 - 7:30pm (Doors will open at 6:00pm) General Admission $15  |  TMORA Members $12  |  Students (with ID) $7 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Reflecting the goals of Russian Constructivism influential avant-garde poet and playwright Vladimir Mayakovsky demanded that “art must not be concentrated in dead shrines called…

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FREE

“Hatched” by Robert Barsky – Book Launch at The IZBA

Saturday, February 11 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to welcome Author Robert Barsky for a special book launch of his new novel Hatched. Saturday, February 11th, 2017 1:00 - 4:00pm  |  The IZBA at The Museum of Russian Art   Books will be available for purchase and signing.   Robert Barsky is the author of biographies of Noam Chomsky and Zellig Harris, law books about refugees and undocumented migrants, and scholarly books about language theory. His real passions, however, are for literature…

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Free - $10

St. Olaf College Piano Tour at TMORA

Saturday, February 18 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art and the St. Olaf College Piano Faculty are honored to bring the talents of ten St. Olaf students to the main gallery of TMORA. This special recital will featuring music by eastern European composers including Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Liszt, and Janáček. The performance will take place during museum hours, and admission is the price of regular museum admission.  No ticket or RSVP is required for admission (although an RSVP is helpful for the TMORA staff). RSVP HERE…

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FREE

Opening Reception – The Siege of Leningrad

Saturday, February 18 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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  Opening Reception - The Siege of Leningrad February 18, 2017  |  6:30pm   RSVP HERE Featuring a spotlight performance by Denis Evstuhin, pianist and Curator of Music at The Museum of Russian Art The exhibition The Siege of Leningrad is a multimedia presentation of one of the most tragic events of WWII – the 900-day siege of Leningrad in 1941-1944. The exhibition will focus on the  city’s struggle and survival through photographs, films, maps, and stories of the war period. It will…

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FREE

Opening Reception – Vanished Splendor, The Colorful World of the Romanovs

Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present a special pop-up exhibition: Vanished Splendor - The Colorful World of the Romanovs Join us for the Opening Reception!  Wednesday, February 22  |  6:30 - 9:00pm RSVP HERE The exciting new coloring book featuring the art, architecture, fashion, and jewels of Imperial Russia by New York Times best-selling author Robert Alexander (The Kitchen Boy) and award-winning graphic artist Christopher Bohnet. Enjoy cocktails and bid on original art by Jil Evans, Leon Hushcha, Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad,…

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Free - $10

Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

Saturday, February 25 from 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art and a consortium of Minnesota colleges and universities will host an Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium. This event will take place in connection with Unknown Fabergé: New Finds and Rediscoveries.   This exhibition features more than eighty objects designed and produced by the Fabergé jewelry firm, a leading supplier to the Russian Imperial Court in the late 19th-early 20th century.  On loan from American and European collections, the beautifully crafted objects on display are rich in historical references.…

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