Past Events

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Memories of the Lost World of Sub-Carpathian Rus’ – A Lecture by Edward Kasinec

Edward Kasinec pays a return visit to TMORA with an illustrated talk and book presentation introducing the photographic oeuvre of the interwar Czech artist, photographer and translator, Rudolf Hulka (d.l961). Hulka’s remarkable color and hand-colorized images (dating from 1921-22) of the lands and peoples–Slavs, Roma, Jewish populations–of interwar East Central Europe and Sub-Carpathian Rus’ have only recently been uncovered in Prague’s great National Library.

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Eifman Ballet at NORTHROP

The Museum of Russian Art and Northrop present the world-famous Eifman Ballet as they perform Rodin. Rodin, combines dramatic stagecraft, exquisite technique, and powerful interpretive expression. St. Petersburg’s Boris Eifman is known for his psychologically dramatic choreography. Based on the life and creative work of the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his turbulent relationship with his apprentice, lover, and muse, Camille Claudel, Rodin is a full-length ballet of artistic inspiration, about the terrible price of genius. TMORA visitors receive 15% off, click ‘read more’ for additional details!

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March 27 Children’s Tours

The Museum of Russian Art offers special tours Designed for CHILDREN. A  fun and educational activity for children on a day free from school. Friday, March 27th 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM. Tours for students in grades 1 to 3.

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Unknown Fabergè: New Finds and Re-discoveries, A Lecture By Marilyn Swezey

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!

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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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