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.
The exhibition of Russian samovars will delve 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. Translated as ‘self-boiler,’ samovars are metal urns used to boil water for tea. Before the introduction of electrical appliances, they were essential to Russian tea drinking traditions. The samovars from the Luskin collection originate from various 19th century producers. Boasting a variety of imaginative designs, the samovars on display will familiarize Museum visitors with this unique art form and Russian traditions of hospitality.
The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WW I drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s state archives and museums. This major exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Federal Archive Agency, State Archives of the Russian Federation, and ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center, in association with the Russian Historical Society and Russian Military History Society.