This exhibition examines the themes of industrial work in Soviet painting in the post-Stalin era. Profound and lasting transformations in society took place after Stalin’s death in 1953. The decades following WWII saw a gradual relaxation of the ideological restrictions previously imposed by the Communist Party. The recognizably Stalinist painting aesthetic—highly idealized and formulaic—gave way to a more diverse thematic environment.
This display of human-form sculptures in The Museum of Russian Art’s Fireside Gallery features fourteen works by Naum Mogilevsky. The sculptures were recently added to the Museum’s growing permanent collection through a generous gift from Marsha Shisman and the artist’s nephew, Boris Mogilevsky and are on view for the very first time publicly.
The Art of Oleg Vassiliev surveys the career of one of the most important unofficial Soviet artists.
Oleg Vassiliev was recently featured on TPT’s MN Original series. Click here to watch.
The Museum of Russian Art presents a photographic tour of major palaces and administrative buildings in St. Petersburg, the city that served as the capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1918. All images on view are by Professor William C. Brumfield.
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.
Main and Mezzanine Galleries
Shades of Red: The Evolution of Early Soviet Painting brings together over 60 superb works by Soviet artists painted during the decades immediately following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
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.
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.