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Opening – The Yolka: Russia’s New Year Tree

Sunday, November 14, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free – $13

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you join us in celebrating the opening of TMORA’s annual holiday exhibition:

The Yolka: Russia’s New Year Tree

Sunday, November 14, 2021  | 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Museum admission applies (Always FREE for TMORA Members) | No registration required.

Join us for a festive day in the Museum!  The TMORA Shop will be in full holiday splendor. There will be remarks by Chief Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova and Executive Director, Mark Meister at 2:00 pm. Free parking is available across the street in the Mayflower Church parking lot.

About the Exhibition:

The Museum of Russian Art announces its annual holiday exhibition showcasing its remarkable collection of Imperial and Soviet-era holiday artifacts.  This year, it is called The Yolka, which in Russian can mean a decorated holiday tree, a celebration, or simply a fir tree.

Tree ornaments, garlands, holiday masks and costumes, greetings cards, Grandfather Frost figurines, holiday home decor from the 1930s through the early 1960s – these are the fascinating artifacts you will see in the gallery.  Our holiday exhibition honors our donor, Kim Balaschak, whose gift to the museum has become a unique and treasured part of our permanent collection. Kim Balaschak’s collection of Soviet-era holiday ornaments, one of the world’s largest, has been prominently featured in our annual holiday exhibitions at the Museum and other venues.

The Yolka: Russia’s New Year Tree will be on view in the Lower Gallery November 13, 2021 – January 16, 2022


Sunday, November 14, 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free – $13


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