The Museum of Russian Art presents, Unknown Fabergè: New Finds and Re-discoveries, a lecture by art historian, Marilyn Swezey. In the years following the Russian revolution, the art objects produced by the renowned jewelry firm of Fabergè were scattered abroad, sold by the early Soviet state, or hidden away by people to whom they belonged. In addition to the hundreds of jeweled pieces seen in museum collections today, many more just disappeared over the years. With the passage of time, some of these lost objects are re-emerging. Of particular interest is the recent find of an Imperial Easter egg in a rural town in the Midwest. In this illustrated lecture, Marilyn Swezey will explore some of these Faberge objects that have recently come to light. To register, click here!
The Museum of Russian Art invites you to attend the opening reception for: Russian-American Artists in Minnesota Complimentary tea and chocolates will be served. Space is limited; registration required. Click for more details.
Looking for something to occupy your children on a day free from school? Come to a special tour arranged by our docents to give your students a creative opportunity to explore art and the museum. Each tour will engage the children in a process of understanding the art piece and incorporating its dynamics into personal experience. At each time tours will be available for grades 1-3 and 4-5. Limit: 10 children per tour with adults. Click for more registration information.
The Museum of Russian Art has partnered with Simply Jane Non-profit Art Center to offer you: Russian Winter Holiday Painting Class for beginners and experienced painters
The Museum of Russian Art presents St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Choir Russian Christmas Concert. St. Mary’s Music Director, Deacon Gregory Ealy, will lead the choir as they sing a capella harmonized chants from Galicia and Carpatho-Rus, as well as from the monasteries of Valaam, the Kiev Caves, Optina, and Solovki, in English. The choir will end the evening with traditional hymns and carols for the nativity season.
The Minnesota Orchestra presents a special concert featuring the music of Russia – The Art of Russia: Energy and Elegance. Featuring phenomenal pianist Kirill Gerstein and conductor Courtney Lewis. Pieces by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Shostakovich, will lead you on a musical journey to the very heart of Russia. Click for more details.