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TMORA 20 Years: Anniversary Exhibition Opening Reception

Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$25 – $1000

Naum Mogilevsky (1895-1975)
Young Woman VII, 1960s-1970s
Gift of Boris Mogilevsky and Marsha Shisman

Please join us Saturday, August 27 for the Opening Reception of TMORA’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition. The evening will include live music, complimentary food and drink, and remarks from the Curator and Executive Director. All galleries and TMORA Shop will be open for your enjoyment.

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) marks its 20th anniversary with a special exhibition showcasing the Museum’s diverse and rich collections. The exhibition, TMORA: 20 Years, unfolds the Museum’s story – in an attempt to thank all those who contributed to its successful emergence, survival and growth, despite economic crises, pandemics, and wars. The Museum has become part of Minnesota’s rich cultural fabric and a source of visual, experiential knowledge about the vast and often troubled region that was the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, now existing as fifteen independent countries. TMORA also presents the opportunity to learn more about the diverse cultures of our fellow Minnesotans, immigrants from the region — some  arriving recently to escape the perils of Putin’s regime.

The exhibition will feature TMORA’s permanent collection including religious icons, paintings, Soviet-era posters and artifacts, peasant crafts, samovars, toys, and other works from the collection. One of the key pieces will be the first painting donated to TMORA in 2002 by the Johnson family.  A special section will be devoted to curiosities that the Museum has accumulated in recent years, such as a brick of tea presented to Nicholas II, when he was still an heir to the Russian throne and a prince traveling in China, a collection of Imperial-era beer bottles, a peasant hand woven floor rug with solar symbolism, and more. TMORA expresses its profound gratitude to all the donors who contributed to the Museum’s remarkable collections.

TMORA 20 Years: Anniversary Exhibition Opening Reception

Saturday, August 27 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Opening Reception Ticket Only:

  • TMORA Member – Opening Reception: $25 per person
  • General Admission – Opening Reception Ticket Only: $30 per person

Acquire your ticket to the Opening Reception and support TMORA! Become a RACS or an individual Exhibition Sponsor to guarantee your ticket to this historic event.

  • Russian Arts and Culture Society (RACS): $1000
    Includes two tickets to an exclusive pre-reception tour with the Museum’s Curator, Opening Reception, inclusion on TMORA’s Virtual Donor Wall, and one-year RACS Membership for two people.
  • Exhibition Sponsor: $50 per person
    Includes admission to the Opening Reception and your name on TMORA’s Virtual Donor Wall


Brass, 1908-1917,
Peter V. Salishchev Factory, Tula
Gift of Roger Carpenter


Oscar Rabin (1929–2018)
Fish, 1985
Oil on canvas
Gift of Larry Freels


Portrait of Piotr Petrovich Muromtsev (1828 – 1905)
Artist unknown
Oil on canvas
Gift of Alexander Muromcew


Artworks from the Museum collection
Donors – Gwenn and Eivind Djupedal
William Brumfield
Rose Brady and Jurii Maniichuk




Saturday, August 27, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 – $1000


5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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