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

April 6, 2020 This week I would like to start introducing our exhibition “Leaders and the Masses: Mega Paintings from Soviet Ukraine” that we have installed but haven’t yet had a chance to open because of the pandemic. I will be talking about various details that are often left behind the scenes when the exhibition […] Read more

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

April 2, 2020 The image you see here is from our museum collection. It is a carved wooden figurine of St. Nilus Stolobensky. St. Nilus was a Russian monk who chose the life of a hermit on an uninhabited island in Lake Seliger, 200 miles north-west of Moscow. His life is shared between the end […] Read more

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

March 31, 2020 This small painting by artist Bakeeva from TMORA’s research collection is a bit of a mystery. Little is known about this artist. Well, to be honest, nothing is known. The painting is called “Misha” — apparently, this is the name of the boy who is portrayed here. It happens quite often that […] Read more

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

March 30, 2020 These days, people and artworks partake of the same fate. This painting, by Yakov Romas, is stranded in Duluth due to the coronavirus impact. TMORA’s “Art in Conflict” exhibition on loan to the Tweed Museum is closed, and there is no way, at this point, to bring the collection back. Museums across […] Read more

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

March 27, 2020 We barely made it before the stay-at-home executive order to install “Anthem of People’s Love” by Shovkunenko, Biletzky, and Reznik. Check out the installation video also posted on our page! Boasting an astounding 12 ft x 19 ft, it is the largest painting ever displayed in our museum. The painting shows leading […] Read more