Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

April 17, 2020 It is amazing how many of this show’s paintings have slogans incorporated into them, whether explicitly or implicitly, like in our previous post of the painting “Land.” Today’s painting “First Decree on Peace” takes us back to the same event referred to in “Land.” — Second Congress of the Soviets on October […] Read more

Art Every Day by Dr. Masha Zavialova

Born out of the distinct change of our world brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, TMORA’s Chief Curator & Head of Collections, Dr. Masha Zavialova, is sharing regular posts about artworks at The Museum of Russian Art.  Whether the works are in the Museum’s permanent collection or currently hanging in the galleries, her writings are […] Read more

Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

April 18, 2020 In this painting, Lenin speaks on Red Square for the celebration of the 1st anniversary of the October Revolution, on November 7, 1918. Why November? By that time, the new Bolshevik government changed the calendar from Julian to Gregorian, with 13 days difference. On the original photograph of the event, you see […] Read more

Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

April 15, 2020 We are back online with Art-a-Day from The Museum of Russian Art. Sorry for the lapse – trying to deal with the quarantine situation. So “Leaders and the Masses” – A few days ago I asked the question: What will this exhibition have to say about this theme [of leaders and the […] Read more

Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

April 7, 2020 Today we continue talking about our exhibition, ready to be seen as soon as we reopen. “Leaders and the Masses” … It’s a big title. What will this exhibition have to say about this loaded theme? Exhibitions are defined by the material they contain, and since this exhibition is based on art […] Read more