Past Events


Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

The Museum of Russian Art and a consortium of Minnesota colleges and universities will host an Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium at the Museum on Saturday, February 21 from 3:30 to 7:45 pm. The symposium will take place in connection with the Museum’s exhibition, Life on the Edge of the Forest: Russian Traditions in Wood. Seven students will each present a 15-minute presentation, with a Q&A at the end of each panel. Student presentations will address a theme of the Russian forest and its role in Russian history and culture. The symposium is open to students in any field with an interest in the history and culture of Russia, including but not limited to history, art, theater, dance and literature. To register, click here!

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Warm Up Your Winter with a Taste of Russian Classics

The Friends of The Museum of Russian Art Present: Warm Up Your Winter with a Taste of Russian Classics with soprano Karin Wolvertin and lunch at St. Petersburg Restaurant. Ms. Wolvertin has enjoyed a successful career on both the concert and opera stage. A frequent quest of both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Opera, she made her Carnegie Hall debut recently. Her leading role in the Minnesota Opera’s world premier performance of “Silent Night” was part of the Opera’s Pulitzer Prize winning event.

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Children’s Tours: Presidents’ Day

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.

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Russian Winter Celebration Concert – SOLD OUT

The Museum of Russian Art invites you to attend: A Russian Winter Celebration Concert featuring music from Russia’s most acclaimed composers Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov. Featuring Helen Chang Haertzen, violin, Pitnarry Shin, cello, and Denis Evstuhin, piano.

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Russian Christmas Concert: St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Choir at TMORA

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.

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Men’s Night Out at the Izba Gift Shop

Come join the fun and laughter at Men’s Night Out! Are you challenged with finding the perfect gift? You are not alone – let us help you. Click for more details.

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The Art of Russia: Energy and Elegance

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.

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Ladies Night Out at the Izba Gift Shop

Join us at the Izba gift shop for a fun, festive evening of shopping and camaraderie.  Discover new arrivals for the Holiday season, purchased especially for Ladies Night Out:  Solemate socks and fingerless mittens, Illume candles, Baltic amber from Vessel International and Boutique Scandinavia, Lidia’s Polish Pottery and much more! Click to learn more about the special offers and drawings that will be available.

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