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Antiquities from Ukraine: Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations

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The Museum of Russian Art announces its exhibition of artifacts dating from the Neolithic age to the Byzantine era, unearthed in present-day Ukraine.  TMORA is proud to be one of only three American venues hosting this private collection from Kyiv, Ukraine.

Presented in conjunction with the Government of Ukraine and The Museum of National Cultural Heritage PLATAR, the exhibition include unique clay objects from one of the most ancient civilizations of the world – the Trypilian culture, which flourished approximately 7,000 years ago before disappearing in the 3rd millennium BC.

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Soup Plate from Coronation Service of Nicholas I, decorated with the great arms of the Russian empire and chain of the Order of St. Andrew. 1826. 9 1/2” (diameter). Raymond F. Piper Collection.

Dinner with the Tsars: Russian Imperial Porcelain

Lower gallery

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This exhibition brings together approximately one hundred and forty superb examples of Russian porcelain wares produced at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg during the rule of the Romanovs.

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Close-up of an object from The Museum of Russian Art's permanent lacquer collection. Photograph by Don Wang.

The Enchanted Art: A Legacy in Russian Lacquer

Fireside Gallery

Richly detailed, carefully crafted and colorful, the 65 lacquer miniatures on display reveal the distinct styles and unique artistry that developed in four Russian villages: Fedoskino, Kholui, Mstera and Palekh. Fairytales, literary works, historical events, and episodes from everyday life are a few of the wide-ranging themes depicted on these exquisite objects.

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Bed, late 19th-early 20th century. Vologda region, Russia. Private Collection of Susan Johnson.

A Homespun Life: Textiles of Old Russia

Lower Gallery

This original exhibition presents over one hundred artifacts revealing the rich peasant culture of northern and central Russia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featured are towels, bed skirts, area rugs, and pillow covers, along with spinning tools, garments, and costumes produced by peasant spinners, weavers and dressmakers. Designs and patterns were specific to regional centers of production, such as the Vologda, Riazan and Nizhnii Novgorod regions represented in this exhibition.

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Matryoshkas in the Khokhloma Style. Photograph by Don Wang.

Matryoshka: The Russian Nesting Doll

Fireside Gallery

Matryoshka: The Russian Nesting Doll, features Matryoshkas on loan from a private collector in San Francisco. These brightly painted wooden objects have become a symbol of Russia and Russian folk art; their bell-shaped silhouettes are familiar to the young and old. Whether depicting ancient legends, religious themes, or political caricatures, Matryoshkas can tell us more than meets the eye–as one doll opens to reveal the next one inside–about the history of Russia.

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Prokudin-Gorskii, Sergei Mikhailovich. Fabric Merchant, 1906-1911. 1 negative (3 frames) : glass, b&w, three-color separation. Library of Congress, Prokudin-Gorskii Collection.

Photographer to the Tsar: Revealing the Silk Road

Lower Gallery


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The longest road on earth, the fabled Silk Road spanned several thousand miles,     connecting East and     West and stretching from China and India to Central Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean     Sea.  For two millennia, exotic goods, artistic styles and cultural traditions traveled in both     directions leaving a lasting impact on civilizations across vast expanses.  The Silk Road became a  symbol of economic and cultural exchanges between East and West.

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Revolution Day. The inscription on the stamp reads: "All power to the Soviets!" (Все власть Cоветам!). 30th Anniversary of October Revolution. 1947, Nov.. USSR. Scott#1183. Private American Collection.

Postage Stamps: Messengers of the Soviet Future

Lower Gallery


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This exciting exhibition spans nearly 100 years of illustrative history, tracing the evolution of a country through the impactful images contained on postage stamps. The stamps, rich in artistry and visual eloquence, communicated the Soviet Union’s aspirational utopian vision to the people of the USSR and around the world. On exclusive display through September 20, 2009, this original exhibition features approximately 300 rare stamps on loan from a private collector.

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