Past Exhibitions

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

Sergei and Aleksei Tkachev: Masters of Russian Realist Art

Sergei and Aleksei Tkachev are distinguished masters of Russian Realist art whose contribution to Russia’s artistic legacy is highly recognized both in their country and abroad.  The Tkachev brothers were born in the village of Chugunovka, in the Bryansk region.  They received their training at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow.  Sergei graduated in 1952 […] Read more

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