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January 2020

A Jewish Narrative: Modernism and Mysticism in Mid-Century Jewish Art

Friday, January 24 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $5

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present A Jewish Narrative: Modernism and Mysticism in Mid-Century Jewish Art A Presentation by Katherine Goertz This lecture by Katherine Goertz, curator of the exhibition Mystical Imprints: Marc Chagall, Ben-Zion, and Ben Shahn, will give an overview of the influential American Jewish art scene of the first half of the 20th century and discuss the spiritual and mystical in the work of Jewish artists, from Barnett Newman’s abstract Kabbalist meditations to Leonard…

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Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia

Wednesday, January 29 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$5 – $15

Join  us for an evening with leading journalist in Moscow and correspondent for The New Yorker, Joshua Yaffa. The Museum of Russian Art presents a special book presentation by Joshua Yaffa, correspondent for The New Yorker in Moscow Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia In Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia (Tim Duggan Books; January 14, 2020), Yaffa paints intimate and complex portraits of some of the country’s most remarkable figures who…

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February 2020

TMORA and Nitka – Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota

Saturday, February 8 - Saturday, February 29

Join The Museum of Russian Art in Central Minnesota throughout the month of February! Contact the Morrison Country Historical Society at 320-632-4007 with additional questions.

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Open House – Beginning Russian Language Classes at TMORA

Saturday, February 8 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Find out more about Beginner's Level Russian being offered at TMORA. Join us at The Museum of Russian Art to meet instructor Elena Epshteyn.  No pre-registration required.  Free!  All are welcome.   Beginner’s level starts with learning the Russian alphabet, phonetics and developing basic reading skills.   The class will provide the knowledge of basic grammar patterns and vocabulary, covering essential aspects of everyday life, such as meeting people, getting around the city, shopping, visiting restaurants, using transportation, expressing intentions, speaking by…

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Opening Reception – Vladimir Dikarev: Poetic Surrealism

Saturday, February 8 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $13

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you to the opening of: Vladimir Dikarev: Poetic Surrealism Be among the first to view TMORA’s new exhibition featuring works by the Minnesotan artist Vladimir Dikarev. Created between 1985 and 2019, these paintings present a fascinating body of work that bridges continents and political regimes. Some of them were painted when the artist still lived in the Soviet Union. But the where and when are not so important in Dikarev’s work.…

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TMORA After-Hours Tour: The Political Posters of the Gorbachev Era

Thursday, February 13 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$15 – $18

The Museum of Russian Art invites you to a special After-Hours Tour: Dramatic Shift: The Political Posters of the Gorbachev Era Join us for an exclusive after-hours tour of the Museum's Main Gallery exhibition Soviet Posters from the TMORA Collection. Led by docent Pat Spaulding, this tour will contrast the state controlled official posters of Stalin’s time that portrayed the Soviet Union as nirvana with the posters created under Gorbachev, whose policies encouraged freedom of artistic expression and a willingness…

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TMORA’s Saturday Picture-Book Clubhouse

Saturday, February 15 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 – $15

TMORA's Saturday Picture-Book Clubhouse On the third Saturday of each month, join the 6-8 year-olds in your life on a fun-filled journey exploring the art, culture, and stories of Russia and its people found in a different picture-book every month. Every child will receive a copy of the featured book for you to read together at home! Featured book for February: Through the Window: Views of Marc Chagall's Life and Art by Barbara Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary GrandPre’ Leah Luzhansky…

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An Evening with Rain Taxi featuring Jeff Alessandrelli and Paula Cisewski

Thursday, February 20 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Join Rain Taxi and The Museum of Russian Art for an evening of absurdism and poetry guaranteed to stave off the winter blues.  All exhibitions at The Museum of Russian Art will be open for exploration during the event — a special treat for lovers of literature and art.  A reception will follow the event. This is a free event, but registration is requested. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAHIGMy2vHngH3frxLU1cuuX1MunbRBbercRSM8xFWsBxAMg/viewform Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the full-length poetry collections This Last Time…

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March 2020

Beginning Russian Language Classes at TMORA

Saturday, March 7 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$270 – $300

The Museum of Russian Art presents our first series of beginning Russian language classes, taught by Elena Epshteyn. Registration opens February 9, 2020.   REGISTER Beginner’s level starts with learning the Russian alphabet, phonetics and developing basic reading skills.   The class will provide the knowledge of basic grammar patterns and vocabulary, covering essential aspects of everyday life, such as meeting people, getting around the city, shopping, visiting restaurants, using transportation, expressing intentions, speaking by phone, and communicating in social media. The…

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Opening Reception – A Parliament of Owls: Children’s Art from Russia

Saturday, March 7 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $13

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you join us in celebrating the opening of: A Parliament of Owls: Children's Art from Russia Be among the first to view this new exhibition at our opening celebration! Organized in partnership with the International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota, this exhibition presents children’s artworks submitted to the owl art contest, held by the Center for young people under 18 from across the globe. Owls large and small, happy and sad,…

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A Jewish Narrative: Modernism and Mysticism in Mid-Century Jewish Art

Wednesday, March 11 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $5

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present A Jewish Narrative: Modernism and Mysticism in Mid-Century Jewish Art A Presentation by Katherine Goertz This lecture by Katherine Goertz, curator of the exhibition Mystical Imprints: Marc Chagall, Ben-Zion, and Ben Shahn, will give an overview of the influential American Jewish art scene of the first half of the 20th century and discuss the spiritual and mystical in the work of Jewish artists, from Barnett Newman’s abstract Kabbalist meditations to Leonard…

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TMORA’s Saturday Picture-Book Clubhouse

Saturday, March 21 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 – $15

TMORA's Saturday Picture-Book Clubhouse On the third Saturday of each month, join the 6-8 year-olds in your life on a fun-filled journey exploring the art, culture, and stories of Russia and its people found in a different picture-book every month. Every child will receive a copy of the featured book for you to read together at home! Featured book for March: I See the Sun in Russia by Dedie King, illustrated by Judith Inglese Leah Luzhansky will bring the books…

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