Past Exhibitions


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Eva Levina-Rozengolts: Reflections on a Siberian Exile

Presented as the fifth installment of the Discovering 20th Century Russian Masters exhibition series, the art of Eva Levina-Rozengolts (1898- 1975) is an intense creative response to the traumatic experience of exile during the Stalin era. The exhibition of Rozengolts’ work includes forty-five works on paper created after the artist’s return from Siberia in 1956.

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Around the Tree: Holiday Traditions in the Soviet Era

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.

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The Romanovs: Legacy of an Empire Lost

The Museum of Russian Art announces The Romanovs: Legacy of an Empire Lost, an exhibition dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, to open November 16, 2013. In 1613, a sixteen-year-old Mikhail Romanov was elected Tsar of Russia, inaugurating a 300-year dynasty.

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Women in Soviet Art

Focusing on the representation and self-representation of women in Soviet art, this exhibition explores the roles and perspectives of women under the Soviet system from the 1950s–1980s.

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Concerning the Spiritual in Russian Art, 1965-2011

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!

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The Anniversary Celebration: A Decade of Russian Art and Culture

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.

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Discovering 20th Century Russian Masters: Nicolai Fechin

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.

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Cast Icons: Preserving Sacred Traditions

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.

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Photography from the USSR: Soviet Life, Russian Reality

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.

Exhibition review in the Star Tribune

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