We invite members and VIPs to attend the opening of our new exhibition, Concerning the Spiritual in Russian Art, 1965-2011. The event will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. with remarks beginning at 5:45. Be sure not to miss this wonderful opportunity to experience the depth of our newest exhibit! Click ‘Read More’ for details on how to register.
TMORA hosted an artist-focused lively panel discussion on Russian painting styles in connection with the museum’s current Nicholai Fechin exhibition.
Four accomplished local contemporary painters with widely varying practices Bryan Young, Chris Wilcox, Jehra Patrick and Jaron Childs — some familiar with Fechin’s work, others just introduced to it — responded to the show. They discussed the general practice of painting, the specific achievement of Russian masters in paint handling, the influence of Russian masters on their own work, and more. Drawing from their experiences, they brought fresh insight into a remarkable body of work in a discussion geared towards their fellow artist peers.
The evening was moderated by Salon Saloon host and MinnPost columnist Andy Sturdevant.
On Friday, February 8, 2013, The Museum of Russian Art hosted a vodka tasting event.
On Saturday, January 12, The Museum of Russian Art hosted a painting workshop for children to accompany our current exhibit, Discovering 20th Century Masters: Nicolai Fechin. The children were taught how to paint a still-life. Participants were given free passes to the Museum to investigate how Nicolai Fechin employed still-life objects in his work. The event was a great success and we are planning future painting workshops for children as well as adults.
On December 15th and 16th visitors to The Museum of Russian Art enjoyed several performances by the St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Choir. The choir sang harmonized chant melodies from monasteries throughout Russia in keeping with the Old-Believer traditions presented in our exhibition Cast Icons: Preserving Sacred Traditions.
Our first annual fundraiser, Russian Fest, was held October 27, 2012. With 200 guests in attendance, 5 performing ensembles, and dozens of different foods, Russian Fest was a true success. Below are some pictures from the event, taken by Tom Dunn Photography. To see more photos from Russian Fest, visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMuseumofRussianArt
TMORA’s Main Gallery
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Auditions for the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be held at The Museum of Russian Art. Youth dancers from the Twin Cities and surrounding areas are encouraged to audition to fill ancillary roles in the Ballet’s performances at the Orpheum Theater, December 7 and 8. Don’t miss this opportunity to dance alongside the Moscow Ballet’s corps of Russian dancers in this critically acclaimed performance. For more information, please visit the Moscow Ballet’s website at http://www.nutcracker.com/yourcity/minneapolis-mn
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Tickets $5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members
Registration is full for this event.
Join The Museum of Russian Art and The Loft Literary Center for an evening with celebrated authors, Robert Alexander and Douglas Smith. Reading an excerpt from his new book, Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy, Douglas Smith will follow up with a Q&A session. With an introduction by Robert Alexander, author of numerous historical novels, this event is sure to tickle your literary fancy. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Denis Evstuhin (piano) and Philip Zawisza (baritone)
Featuring works composed by Tchaikovsky, Mussogorsky, Balakirev, and Rachmaninov
Saturday, September 22, 2012 – 5:00 pm
Tickets $20 for Members, $25 for Non-Members
Registration is required and will open soon.
Join us for another evening of musical splendor at TMORA’s Music at the Museum series. Acclaimed pianist, Denis Evstuhin returns with baritone soloist Philip Zawisza. Enjoy music and cocktails from the cash bar during this performance.
Advanced registration is required for this event. $20 for Members, $25 for Non-Members.
To register, please visit www.tmora.org/events
In conjunction with the exhibition
Renowned Russian-American artist Nicolai Fechin was born in Kazan, Russia and immigrated to the United States in 1923. He is regarded as one of the great Russian masters and his paintings are captivating examples of Russian painting tradition.