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A Conversation with Artist Leon Hushcha

Wednesday, February 7 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$5 – $15

The Museum of Russian Art presents A Conversation with Artist Leon Hushcha

Join us in the Main Gallery of the Museum for an evening with Ukrainian-American artist Leon Hushcha. As a part of his exhibition The Art of Leon Hushcha: The Way, Hushcha will discuss the Ukrainian influences on his work and how it blends with the American identity he forged through sports and art studies in Minnesota.

The galleries and TMORA Shop will be open for viewing prior to the discussion. Light refreshments will be offered. There will be an opportunity for Q&A as well as catalog signings by the artist. The catalog will be available for purchase during the event. Learn more about the catalog HERE.

Wednesday, February 7 |  7:00 – 8:30 PM  | Doors open at 6:00 PM for exhibition viewing.

TICKETS: General $15 | TMORA Members $12 | Students $5
Seating is located in the Main Gallery and is general admission. Free parking is located across the street in the Mayflower Church parking lot.



The exhibition The Art of Leon Hushcha: The Way brings together the most recent works by the prominent Minneapolis-based artist whose art has earned recognition nationally and internationally. Showcasing Hushcha’s newest paintings, this exhibition presents an opportunity to follow the artist on his way through the cosmos of creativity.

In his creative endeavors, Leon Hushcha explores themes of displacement and disruption, revealing his connection to his ancestral land, Ukraine. His most recent paintings are a statement of protest against Russia’s brutal intrusion into Ukraine’s sovereign territory. The artist says, ”When words fail me I paint.” Born in a displaced persons camp in post-WWII Austria, Hushcha was raised in a Ukrainian-speaking family in St. Paul, Minnesota. He began drawing and painting at the age of five and has not stopped since. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota after completing his undergraduate studies at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

The Art of Leon Hushcha: The Way is on view in the Mezzanine Gallery through March 3, 2024.

Leon Hushcha
Blue Sky over Golden Wheat Fields
Acrylic on canvas, 40 in x 52 in
Courtesy of the artist




Wednesday, February 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5 – $15


5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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