Michelle Massey

Masquerade for New Year

  The exhibition Masquerade for New Year unfolds the story of New Year celebrations in Soviet Russia. The exhibition features a rich display of New Year masks, tree ornaments, family photographs, Grandfather Frost figurines, and other related materials from the late 1930s through 1960s. These rare and fascinating objects are drawn from Kim Balaschak’s extensive donation to […] Read more

Take a Virtual 360º Tour

Using our virtual tour below, you can catch a 360º glimpse of what The Museum of Russian Art looks like before setting foot in the door. This feature is especially useful for anyone interested in exploring The Museum of Russian Art as a unique Minneapolis-St. Paul event venue for a wedding, gala or other special event. The […] Read more

Fox 9 News – “The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis shares exhibits online amid COVID-19 pandemic”

  Click link to see full article with video: https://www.fox9.com/news/the-museum-of-russian-art-in-minneapolis-shares-exhibits-online-amid-covid-19-pandemic   MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – From paintings of Russian leaders and the masses to children’s drawings of owls, The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis shows people what the culture of Russia was like from the 1300s to today. Now, its mission continues even in […] Read more

Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

May 4, 2020 Paintings by Yuri Komendant are familiar to our regular visitors. We exhibited his works before, featuring handsome miners and steel workers. This painting’s protagonist is definitely Komendant’s type of male beauty. But unlike the previously exhibited works which were portraits, this is the so-called thematic painting. Thematic paintings were the top genre […] Read more

Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

April 23, 2020 Today’s painting features the quintessential Soviet leader who was behind all that: Vladimir I. Lenin. There are several paintings in this exhibition “Leaders and the Masses” about Lenin. This one is pretty unorthodox I would say. It was created during the late Soviet era when the established canon of leader depictions began […] Read more