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Reading Wondrous Russian Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$5 – $15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present

Reading Wondrous Russian Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards

A Presentation by Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota

Thoughout the twentieth century major Russian painters and illustrators designed radiant fairy-tale picture postcards which depicted scenes from well-known folk and fairy tales such as “The Little Humpbacked Horse” and “The Flying Ship.” Professor Jack Zipes, who used many of the postcards for his book Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Jump, will be showing many of the extraordinary illustrations and discussing how they offer unusual interpretations of the classical Russian and European tales, which he will be donating to The Museum of Russian Art.

Doors at 5:45pm, Presentation will begin at 6:30pm, Q&A will follow the presentation.


TICKETS:  TMORA Member $12  |  General Admission  $15  |  Student (with ID)  $5








Jack Zipes is Professor Emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his scholarly work, he is an active storyteller in public schools and has worked with children’s theaters in Europe and the United States. Among his many awards are a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the International Brothers Grimm Award, the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy,a Leverhulme Fellowship from Anglia Ruskin University, and the Judith Kase Cooper Research Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education’s 2014 Judith Kase Cooper Honorary Research Award.Some of his recent publications include: Why Fairy Tales Stick: The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre (2006),The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films(2010), The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre(2012),The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales: From the Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang(2013), and Grimm Legacies: The Magic Power of Fairy Tales(2014). He has also translated the first 1812/15 edition of the Grimms’ tales, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm(2014) and Giuseppe  Pitrè’s, Caterina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales (2017). Most recently he has published The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: An Anthology of Magical Tales, (2017), Talesof Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards (2017), Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Hump(2018), and Smack-Bam, The Art of Governing Men: The Political Fairy Tales of Edouard Laboulaye(2018). He is currently working on a book of tales by Charles Godfrey Leland and has published his Book of One Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria(2018).


Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$5 – $15


5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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