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Opening Reception – A Country in Porcelain: Figurines from the Soviet Era

Saturday, September 29 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you join us in celebrating the opening of:

A Country in Porcelain:

Figurines from the Soviet Era

Be the first to view this exciting world of Soviet Era figurines in TMORA’s Lower Gallery. TMORA Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova will give remarks and acknowledgment of this remarkable donation by collector Susan Johnson.

Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.  We hope you can join us!

TMORA Members FREE  |  General Admission  $10  |  Senior Admission (non-member)  $8  |  Student Admission with ID (non-member)  $5  |  Children under 14  FREE

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Featuring more than seventy porcelain pieces, this exhibition presents three-dimensional art created by Soviet sculptors and artists who worked for porcelain factories in Leningrad and regional centers. Small, beautifully painted figurines of Soviet schoolchildren, sportsmen, ballerinas, Red Army soldiers, and more, recreate a diminutive replica of a country that disappeared from global maps two decades ago.  Uncovering a fascinating story of Soviet porcelain production, the collection on display dates from the mid-to-late Soviet era. The display highlights the little-known and new facet of the Museum’s permanent collection drawing from the generous donation of Soviet porcelain figurines. The Museum thanks the collector Susan Johnson for this remarkable donation.

This exhibition will be on view in the Lower Gallery – September 29, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Yakut Boy with Husky
Porcelain, overglaze painting
Sculptor S. B. Velikhova; painted by E. N. Lupanova
Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad (1954 model)
Gift of Susan Johnson, 2018

 

Soldier with Accordion
Porcelain, overglaze painting
Sculptor S. B. Velikhova; painted by E. N. Lupanova
Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, Leningrad (1949 model)
Gift of Susan Johnson, 2018

 

Boy with Towel
Porcelain, gilding
Sculptor N.A. Pavlovskaia
Pervomaiskii Porcelain Factory in Pesochnoe, 1950s–1960s
Gift of Susan Johnson, 2018

Details

Date:
Saturday, September 29
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $10
Website:
https://sovieteraporcelainopening.eventbrite.com

Venue

TMORA
5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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