Past Exhibitions

The Yolka: Russia’s New Year Tree

The Museum of Russian Art announces its annual holiday exhibition showcasing its remarkable collection of Imperial and Soviet-era holiday artifacts.  This year, it is called The Yolka, which in Russian can mean a decorated holiday tree, a celebration, or simply a fir tree. Tree ornaments, garlands, holiday masks and costumes, greetings cards, Grandfather Frost figurines, […] Read more

Andréa Stanislav: Cosmist Reconstructions – Memories of Earth

The Museum of Russian Art presents a solo exhibition of art by Andréa Stanislav featuring sculptural works, photo montages, collages, and multi-media pieces by this cutting-edge contemporary artist.  Sleek, rigid surfaces of industrial materials and soft textures of animal fibers intersect in Stanislav’s work.  These diverse art objects are an exploration of the unique and […] Read more

E.O. Hoppé and the Ballets Russes

  In the 1920s and 30’s Emil Otto Hoppé (British, German born, 1878–1972) was one of the most sought-after photographers in the world. Hoppé’s studio in South Kensington was a magnet for the rich and famous, and for years he actively led the global art scene on both sides of the Atlantic, making over thirty […] Read more

The Ancient Artel: Lacquer Miniatures from Palekh

  The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present the exhibition The Ancient Artel: Lacquer Miniatures from Palekh. This exhibition, featuring approximately 30 lacquer boxes and objects from the collection of David Christensen, explores the unique Russian art of miniature painting on papier-mâché.  Richly detailed, carefully crafted and colorful, the lacquer miniatures of this […] Read more

Samovars and Nesting Dolls: MSP Airport

Samovars and Nesting Dolls MSP Airport MSP Terminal 1, Concourse C (near Gates C3, C12, and C18) July 2021 – July 2022 Viewable from all sides, these vitrines of Samovars, Nesting Dolls, and other remarkable artifacts from The Museum of Russian Art put history and culture into full view. Samovars are portable water heaters, widespread […] Read more