Village Wardrobes: Traditional Dress from Western and Central Ukraine

Village Wardrobes: Traditional Dress from Western and Central Ukraine On view in the Lower Gallery – June 22nd, 2019 through November 3rd, 2019 The exhibition Village Wardrobes: Traditional Dress from Western and Central Ukraine provides a fascinating overview of traditional clothing from ten different ethnographic regions in Ukraine. Dating from the late 19th to the mid-20th […] Read more

Surreal Promenade – Sergei Isupov

Surreal Promenade – Sergei Isupov A dog with a human hand for a body, a chameleon with a human profile, and a pensive bear drinking a friendly cup with a soldier:  these are some examples of the creatures that inhabit the universe of Sergei Isupov, the Russian born, Massachusetts based sculptor and painter. Exploring painterly figure-ground relationships […] Read more

The Body in Soviet Art

The Body in Soviet Art On view in the Main, Mezzanine, and Fireside Galleries – February 23rd through September 1st, 2019 The Museum of Russian Art presents a new exhibition: The Body in Soviet Art, drawn from the renowned Raymond and Susan Johnson collection of Russian 20th century paintings.  The Body in Soviet Art examines […] Read more

Winter Holidays in Russia

Winter Holidays in Russia Spanning a century of Russian winter holiday traditions, our seasonal exhibition features a remarkable selection of several hundred tree ornaments and other holiday items. The festive artifacts present Grandfather Frost, the Snow Maiden, Baba Yaga, and more.  Memory keepers, tree ornaments reflect changes in holiday celebrations during Russia’s turbulent 20th century.  Taking part […] Read more

“Learning how to move like a Russian” – Star Tribune 9.10.18

Children attended an interactive experience with Moscow Ballet Ballerina, Bogdana Kopiy, at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. The children explored movement with Kopiy and learned a Russian folk dance, listened to the story of the Great Russian Nutcracker, and did craft projects as part of the event. The […] Read more