A Nordic Christmas: Myths, Legends & Fairytales

This weekend only (12/5 and 12/6) TMORA members (with valid membership card) admitted to ASI free of charge! TMORA partners with the American Swedish Institute (ASI) during their Holiday exhibition, A Nordic Christmas: Myths, Legends & Fairytales. Visit TMORA’s Russian Christmas room located in the historic Turnblad Mansion, featuring Russian tree ornaments, a table setting fit for the Tsar and decorated with Imperial porcelain, and Russia’s beloved Grandfather Frost and his granddaughter, Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden).

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Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna: Path to Holiness

The Museum of Russian Art announces the third in its series of short-term pop-up exhibitions of historical photographs, images, and related objects. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna: Path to Holiness will be on display in the Main Gallery between August 28 and 31, 2015. Remembering the life and works of Grand Duchess Elizabeth (Romanov), the exhibition includes forty-seven photographs of the Grand Duchess and her family, as well as several contemporary photographs of the related memorial sites. Organized in 2014 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary since the birth of Grand Duchess Elizabeth, the exhibition is presented in partnership with the Russian Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC, and the Elisabethan-Sergius Educational Society, Moscow, Russia.

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The First Deportation: The German Railway, The American Hospital, and the Armenian Genocide

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) in Minneapolis, MN, in collaboration with the St. Sahag Armenian Church of St. Paul, Minnesota, will host a three-day exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, open from June 20 to June 22, 2015. The materials for the exhibition were provided by the Armenian National Institute (http://www.armenian-genocide.org), an organization focusing on “the study, research and affirmation of the Armenian genocide.” This exhibition, THE FIRST DEPORTATION: THE GERMAN RAILWAY, THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL, AND THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE is a project of the Armenian National Institute, Armenian Genocide Museum of America, and Armenian Assembly of America.

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The Battle of Stalingrad

The Museum of Russia Art presents a three-day exhibition dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad, in collaboration with Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Cultural Centre) and Russia’s Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. The exhibition will be on view from May 9 through May 11, 2015. The exhibition includes approximately 60 photographs featuring scenes and participants of the battle, as well as war-period materials and original artwork.

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Romance in Soviet Art

Invoking elements of wedding rituals and glimpses of amorous exchange amidst the hustle and bustle of industrial work, these paintings afford an unparalleled insight into representations of private life in Soviet Russia. This rare selection of works by major Soviet artists derives from the comprehensive collection of TMORA founder Ray Johnson. Among the artists included in this exhibition are Geli Korzhev, Vladimir Nekrasov, Mai Dantsig, Vasili Nechitailo, Igor Razdrogin, Oleg Lomakin, Valerian Formozov, and other artists.

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Russian Samovars

The exhibition of Russian samovars delves into the Russian tradition of tea drinking through a remarkable display of samovars, drawn from the significant collection of Sheldon Luskin, a resident of Florida.

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Faces of War: Russia in World War I (1914-1918)

The multimedia exhibition Faces of War: Russia in World War I (1914-1918) presents a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russian archives and museums, as well as collections from seven countries.

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Russian American Artists in Minnesota

Unveiling Russian-American cultural patrimony in Minnesota, the exhibition of two Russian-born Minnesotan artists will feature works by Katia Andreeva and Konstantin Berkovski, formerly residents of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). The exhibition will demonstrate the versatile talents of the artists through a display of watercolors, drawings, book illustrations, and multimedia works on paper.

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Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs

Drawn from a remarkable collection of Imperial porcelain owned by Raymond Piper, the exhibition will include approximately seventy presentation Easter eggs featuring Russian orthodox saints, Imperial monograms, traditional Russian geometric patterns, ornate floral designs, and more.  These beautifully painted porcelain Easter eggs were produced at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Winter Holidays in the Soviet Era

The exhibition Winter Holidays in the Soviet Era uncovers the rich story of winter holiday traditions in 20th century Russia, from the late Imperial Christmas to the Soviet New Year of the Stalin and Khrushchev periods. Drawing upon the collection of Kim Balaschak, one of the world’s largest, the exhibition presents a remarkable selection of seven hundred holiday ornaments and related materials.

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