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Virtual Tour with the Curator

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) invites you for an exclusive virtual look at our main exhibition “Leaders and the Masses: Mega Paintings from Soviet Ukraine” with Chief Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova. The exhibition features thirty-seven Soviet-era paintings, highlighting a remarkable recent donation to the museum from the Jurii Maniichuk and Rose Brady Collection. These historical works include some of the largest Soviet-era canvases in existence. Larger-than-life portrayals of Soviet leaders feature Lenin, Stalin, and Khrushchev, alongside collective farmers, soldiers, sailors, road construction workers, fishermen, and more. Many of the paintings in the exhibition have never been shown before in the United States.

This virtual tour will be presented via Zoom.  FREE.  Please register in advance.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tuesday, October 27 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm CST

Click to learn more about the exhibition Leaders and the Masses: Mega Paintings from Soviet Ukraine

This program will be recorded and available for future viewing.



Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Maria Zavialovareceived her doctorate from the University of Minnesota. As TMORA’s Chief Curator and Head of Exhibitions & Collections, she has curated more than fifty exhibitions at the museum. She also works on independent curatorial projects and writes for art catalogues. She is an award-winning translator of African American women writing into Russian, a co-director of the folk performance group Nitka, and a board member of the American Siberian Educational Foundation.  


Tuesday, October 27, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm