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Virtual Tour with Artist Marlena Myles

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm


The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) invites you to experience a virtual tour of the exhibition, Dynamics of Russian Colonialism in Alaska, with artist Marlena Myles.

Dynamics of Russian Colonialism in Alaska, the first solo exhibition of work by Marlena Myles, focuses on the intersection of immigrant and Native peoples in North America. These digitally created works bring to light the commonly unknown history of interactions between Russian explorers, settlers, traders, clergy, and Alaska Natives before the Alaskan territory was sold to the United States in 1867. These are important reflections, much needed in the contemporary United States and Minnesota, that acknowledge indigenous histories.

Marlena Myles is a Native American (Dakota, Mohegan, Muscogee) artist, instructor, and children’s book illustrator located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Myles uses art to celebrate the languages and culture of her people. This exhibition is a “…chance for the large public to see how innovative Native art can be through the use of modern technology….” (Marlena Myles).

Myles will be joined by TMORA Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova during this virtual presentation.  There will be an opportunity for Q&A during the program.  Please join us.

This program will be presented via Zoom webinar.  |  FREE  |  Please register in advance


Wednesday, February 24
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST


Marlena Myles by Nedahness Greene






Wednesday, February 24, 2021
11:00 am - 12:15 pm