Around the Tree: Holiday Traditions in the Soviet Era will bring together artworks and historical artifacts that highlight the unique traditions of the New Year celebration during Soviet rule, a period when Christmas was banned as a religious holiday. The display will include paintings, antique ornaments, masks and more. Click ‘read more’ for more details.
Jewish Life in the Russian Empire: Photographs from the Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg, Russia
Jewish Life in the Russian Empire features 64 photographs from the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg. Click ‘Read More’ for more information.
The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) will present an original exhibition from the US-based Kolodzei Art Foundation, bringing together a selection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and installations by Soviet and Post-Soviet artists. Be sure to read the Star Tribune’s review of this exhibit by clicking here!
Closing Monday, June 3, 2013. Join The Museum of Russian Art in celebrating its 10th anniversary! Featuring highlights from the permanent collection, as well as favorites from past beloved exhibitions, including Milkmaids Novella, by Nikolai Baskakov, this exhibition demonstrates why The Museum of Russian Art has quickly grown to be known as a gem worthy of discovery and a unique part of Minnesota’s cultural history.
This 20th century Russian-American artist is renowned as much for his impressionistic scenes of the American southwest as for his Russian roots. Features paintings on loan from Russian and American museums and private collections.
This exhibition presents over 100 religious images and crosses made from various copper alloys and decorated with multicolor enamel and gilt. The variety of forms, iconography, design and decoration of these icons and crosses, created by Old Believer communities from the 18th through 20th centuries features images of patron saints, personal crosses and skladen icons (icons with foldable side flaps). The exhibition is drawn from the private collection of Minnesota art lover and musician Edward Stack. Exhibit extended to April 2013 by popular demand.
This exhibition presents over fifty photographs from the four final decades of the Soviet era. Drawn from the collection of Thomas Werner, professor and director of the BFA program at New York’s Parsons New School for Design, these black-and-white images show Soviet citizens in social, educational, and familial settings that both conformed to the dictates of the regime and reflected their own versions of reality.
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.