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 8:30 pm. The symposium will take place in connection with the Museum’s exhibition, Life on the Edge of the Forest: Russian Traditions in Wood. Nine 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 it’s 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. Registration opens February 1, 2015.
The Museum of Russian Art invites you to attend the opening reception for: Russian-American Artists in Minnesota Complimentary tea and chocolates will be served. Space is limited; registration required. Click for more details.
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.
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.