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

Say No to War: Political Cartoons by Ukrainian and Russian Artists

TMORA has launched the second round of the Say No to War exhibition of political cartoons by Ukrainian and oppositional Russian artists. The Museum will continue to rotate the display, reiterating its antiwar stance, until the end of this war.  We will be adding new artist names, expanding our geographic reach, and introducing new artworks until […] Read more

An American in Siberia

  Drawn from the family archives of Minnesota resident Charles Lane, the exhibition presents photographs documenting the 1931-1932 trip to Siberia of Lane’s grandfather Carl Holschuh. In 1931, Holschuh, who was an expert in the operation of blast furnaces, was hired by the Chicago-based Freyn Engineering Company to work at the construction site of a […] Read more