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Opening – The Ancient Artel: Lacquer Miniatures from Palekh

Saturday, August 14 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free – $13

Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin, 2008
Artists: Denis Primakov and Svetlana Primakova, Palekh
Papier-mache, lacquer, egg tempera 10 x 8 x 9½ in
Commissioned by David Christensen for his collection

 

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

The Ancient Artel: Lacquer Miniatures from Palekh

Saturday, August 14 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Museum admission applies (Always FREE for TMORA Members)

There will be remarks from the TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova and collector, David Christensen.  We hope you can join us! Free parking is available across the street in the Mayflower Church parking lot.

As of July 31, 2021, based on CDC recommendations for Hennepin County, we are requiring that all visitors wear a mask while visiting the Museum, regardless of vaccination status.

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present the exhibition The Ancient Artel: Lacquer Miniatures from Palekh. This exhibition, featuring approximately 30 lacquer boxes and objects from the collection of David Christensen, explores the unique Russian art of miniature painting on papier-mâché.  Richly detailed, carefully crafted and colorful, the lacquer miniatures of this exhibition reveal the distinct styles and techniques that developed in family workshops and passed down through generations of master craftsmen in the town of Palekh.
For centuries, Palekh was a renowned icon-painting center.  After the 1917 Revolution and collapse of imperial Russia, religion was banned throughout the vast Soviet country.  Icon painters had to seek alternative ways of making a living. Artists from Palekh found a clever solution to channel their artistic spirit:  painting on papier-mâché boxes.  While the subject matter and materials were new, the tradition and communicative power of the art of icon-painting remained.

The Ancient Artel: Lacquer Miniatures from Palekh will be on view in the Fireside Gallery August 14 – October 24, 2021

Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov, 2000
Artist: Yelena Baranoff-Meznikova, Palekh
Papier-mache, lacquer, egg tempera. 4.75 x 4.75 x 2.75 in
Commissioned by David Christensen for his collection

Details

Date:
Saturday, August 14
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $13

Venue

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