Past Exhibitions

Ukraine Defiant: Paintings by Elena Kalman

TMORA is honored to present the exhibition of paintings by the Ukrainian-born artist Elena Kalman created in support of the Ukrainian struggle against the aggressive assault of the Putin regime. These twelve eight-foot long works on paper memorialize twelve months of the war through striking imagery and masterful brushwork. Kalman began painting them on February 24, 2022, to follow in the […] Read more

A Man from the Balkans: Divine Art by Fr. Emilian Glocar 

Collection of Maureen and Sharon Messer Extended through July 9, 2023! Dispersed across Midwestern private homes and churches, Emilian Glocar’s works are hidden gems of sacred art. Painted with childlike ease, unaffectedness and, at the same time, modernist sensibilities, they occupy a unique place among myriads of religious icons created in the past two millennia of Christian […] Read more

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