Past Exhibitions

Artel Dolls, Soviet Russia, 1920s

This exhibition presents forty dolls from the collection of Museum co-founder, Susan Johnson, and from the TMORA collection. The dolls on display are known as stockinette dolls. Stockinette dolls are a type of rag doll, with wire armature bodies covered in stockinette, a soft knitted silk or cotton. Dressed in sarafans and other traditional peasant outfits, these hand-made […] Read more

Paintings by Geli Korzhev: Soviet Idealist+Iconoclast

This exhibition presents numerous oil paintings by the prominent Soviet and post-Soviet era artist, drawn from private American collections.  Geli Korzhev (1925-2012) was one of the leading masters of post-WWII Soviet art. He received his art training at  Moscow’s prestigious Surikov Art Institute, graduating from the studio of Sergei Gerasimov in 1950. Korzhev entered the Soviet art scene […] Read more

Ekaterina Khromin: The Art of Synergism

  The exhibition brings together the most recent work by Ekaterina Khromin, a Russian-American artist from Miami, with an art studio set up amidst the picturesque Catskill Mountains in New York State.  The majority of paintings in this exhibition are executed in the technique that the artist defines as Synergism. Synergism merges sculpture’s capacity to […] Read more

Dynamics of Russian Colonialism in Alaska: Marlena Myles

Due to popular demand, this exhibition has been extended through March 14, 2021.   Dynamics of Russian Colonialism in Alaska, the first solo exhibition of work by Marlena Myles, focuses on the intersection of immigrant and Native peoples in North America. These digitally created works bring to light the commonly unknown history of interactions between Russian […] Read more

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