Michelle Massey

The Museum of Russian Art recognized for excellence – American Alliance of Museums

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Ephemeral and Eternal: Holiday Paper Ornaments from the Soviet Union

Our annual holiday show focuses on ornaments and holiday accoutrements made from or printed on paper.  On display in the Lower Gallery are garlands, tree ornaments, postcards, posters, photographs, newspapers, and magazines produced in the USSR before 1966. Inexpensive and short-lived, paper ornaments are more vulnerable to the inexorable effects of time than items made from sturdier materials, and […] Read more

Capturing the Pristine: Minnesota Artist Peter Ustimchuk

Peter Ustimchuk paints landscapes of Minnesota finding inspiration in his admiration and love for the pristine nature of our northern state. Born in Rivne, Ukraine in 1967, Ustimchuk grew up in a large hard-working family of eight brothers and one sister. In his teenage years, he studied at a Hermitage-affiliated art studio in his native […] Read more

TMORA: 20 Years

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) marks its 20th anniversary with a special exhibition showcasing the Museum’s diverse and rich collections. The exhibition unfolds TMORA’s story, in an attempt to thank all those who contributed to the Museum’s successful emergence, survival and growth, despite economic crises, pandemics, and wars. The Museum has become part of Minnesota’s rich cultural fabric and a source of visual, experiential knowledge […] Read more

Ukrainian, Russian political cartoons draw upon antiwar sentiment – John Rash, Star Tribune

In the latest Star Tribune Opinion Exchange editorial, writer John Rash discusses the layered symbolism within the works of TMORA’s exhibition Say No to War: Political Cartoons by Ukrainian and Russian Artist.  He also highlights meaningful points by TMORA Curator Maria Zavialova and Artist/Collaborator Andrey Feldshteyn and TMORA’s “unflinching support of the people of Ukraine.” Ukrainian, […] Read more