Past Exhibitions

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

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

The Art of Still Life: Alek Buzhaker

TMORA’s Fireside Gallery showcases a selection of still life paintings by Minnesota artist Alek Buzhaker. Drawn from the artist’s studio and painted during the recent decade, these works express his passion and admiration for this time-honored genre. A still life is an arrangement of inanimate objects.  Artistic representations of objects can be found in Egyptian […] Read more

ID ART/TECH: Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation and Frants Family Collections

This exhibition presents works by forty-five Russian, Ukrainian and Russian-American artists on loan from the Kolodzei Art Foundation and the Frants Family Collection. TMORA has partnered with the New Jersey-based Kolodzei Art Foundation before, bringing a series of fascinating shows to the Twin Cities. This third installment of the series explores the meanings of ID– from the concept […] Read more