Past Exhibitions

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

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

The Portrait Tells a Story: Lloyd Patterson in Soviet Russia

  The exhibition presents the portrait of Lloyd Patterson (1910-1942), a participant of the 1932 Soviet-German film project Black and White intended to highlight racism in the United States. Patterson traveled to Soviet Russia in a group of 22 Black Americans to participate in the project. Among other group members were Langston Hughes, Louise Thompson, and […] Read more