Past Events

Reception Honoring Oleg Vassiliev

On November 12, 2011 The Museum of Russian Art hosted a small private reception honoring Oleg Vassiliev’s lifetime of artistic achievement in the month of his 80th birthday.

In attendance were Erik Bulatov and Vitaly Komar, friends of Mr. Vassiliev’s who are also two of the most significant names in Soviet era non-conformist art. All three artists continue to produce new work. Mr. Komar traveled from his home in New York City, while Mr. Bulatov and his wife journeyed all the way from Paris, France to attend. The Museum of Russian Art was honored to host these exceptional artists; all three of whom addressed the audience. Other speakers included TMORA Director Brad Shinkle, Curator Maria Zavialova, and Vassiliev collector Neil Rector of Columbus, Ohio.

Hot off the press that very day, The Art of Oleg Vassiliev exhibition catalog was debuted that evening as well. It is available in The Izba gift store for $29.95.

Click on any image in the right hand column to begin a slideshow from the reception.

The StarTribune published a story about the event the following weekend.

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AAM Annual Meeting Events

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.

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Fundraising Dinner at Drs. John and Mila Eklund’s home

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.

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Members-Only Preview for Discovering 20th Century Russian Masters: Nicolai Fechin

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.

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Antiquities from Ukraine online exhibition now live

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.

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Members-Only Piano Gala: Denis Evstuhin returns on October 15

Saturday, October 15 @ 5pm  $15

Featuring the work of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, and Ravel   

Denis Evstuhin, along with Anna Keiserman, Ivan Konev, and Anton Melnichenko

We are pleased to bring our members this special offer.  Those of you who have attended Mr. Evstuhin’s previous concerts know what a spectacular performer he is.

Concert Program

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