Alexey Brodovitch: Designer of the Avant-Garde

  The exhibition presents the work of Alexey Brodovitch (1898-1971), one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th century, who opened up new horizons in American magazine and advertising design with his take on the new European Modernist aesthetic. Fleeing Soviet Russia in the throngs of the Russian Civil War (1917-1922), Alexey Brodovitch […] Read more

Medieval Russian Sailboats

The pop-up exhibition of Medieval Russian Sailboats presents twenty models of Russian sailboats and traditional wooden houses from the collection of Captain Sergey Sinelnik, the Honored Traveler of Russia. The exhibition is on view in the Main Gallery from May 22 through June 6, 2021. The highlight of the show is the model of the Pilgrim, the sailboat […] Read more

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

The Permanent Collection Gallery

  For the first time in its two decades in operation, The Museum of Russian Art is dedicating one of its four galleries to the display of the Museum’s permanent collection. The exposition includes examples of Soviet-era art donated to the Museum by its founder Ray Johnson, as well as large representative pieces of Socialist […] Read more