The Twin Cities played host to the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting in April.
On April 29, The Museum of Russian Art and Saudi Aramco hosted an International Reception. Over 300 museum professionals from around the globe came together for an evening of cocktails and networking with their international colleagues.
On June 2, Drs. John and Mila Eklund hosted a fundraiser for The Museum of Russian Art. Attended by 30 supporters, the benefit included cocktails, Russian delicacies like borscht and stroganoff, as well as dessert. The evening also included a performance by Karen Volvertine of the Minnesota Opera. In accordance with ancient Russian tradition, guests were greeted at the dinner by children dressed in traditional national outfits and given bread and salt, a sign of hospitality in Russia.
Friday, August 24, 2012, 5:00-7:00 pm Main and Fireplace Galleries Registration is required. Go to tmora.org/events to register
Immerse yourself in the art of a master during this Members-Only Preview of the exhibition Discovering 20th Century Russian Masters: Nicolai Fechin. Nicolai Fechin’s artwork is rich in color and content, having been influenced by his Russian homeland and his adopted home in the American Southwest. Enjoy cocktails from the cash bar and mingle with Russian art lovers from around the Twin Cities. Be the first to see the beautiful exhibition, which opens to the public on August 25 and will be on display through January 20, 2013 in TMORA’s main gallery.
This event is free and only open to members of The Museum of Russian Art.
Though the ancient objects in TMORA’s recent exhibition have returned to Ukraine, we invite you to explore TMORA’s newest online exhibition, Antiquities from Ukraine-Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations, featuring video, photos, and information not included in the original exhibition. Click here to visit.
Professor Brumfield addresses how various architectural features and designs in 18th and 19th century St. Petersburg conveyed Russian rulers’ sense of themselves and the grandeur of their empire. The presentation will be illustrated with many examples of Professor Brumfield’s photographs, taken over his four decades of experience in this magnificent city. Many of these photographs are on display for the exhibit Imperial St. Petersburg: Architectural Visions.
Denis Evstuhin returns to TMORA’s main gallery for a special “Music at the Museum” solo performance! This concert is sponsored in part by the children of Dr. John Farquhar in honor of his 80th birthday.
The Museum of Russian Art occasionally holds member-only previews of its new exhibitions. Photos from the March 4, 2011 preview of the exhibition Shades of Red are available in the right-hand photo gallery.