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January 2020

Music at the Museum: Stars of the MN Orchestra

Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$15 – $35

Celebrating 10 years of Classical Music Programming, The Museum of Russian Art is proud to present Music at the Museum: Stars of the MN Orchestra Please join us for a very special evening of classical music in the Main Gallery of The Museum of Russian Art. Featuring an incredible line-up of MN Orchestra Musicians and Denis Evstuhin, TMORA's Curator of Classical Music. Starring: MN Orchestra Musicians Anthony Ross, Principal Cello Beth Rapier, Associate Principal Cello Sabina Thatcher, Associate Principal Viola…

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Paintings Do Not Burn: Artists and the Red Army

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $5

The Museum of Russian Art presents Paintings Do Not Burn: Artists and the Red Army A Presentation by Dr. Nonna Tarkhova Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Nonna Tarkhova. In this lecture, Dr. Tarkhova will focus on the benefits, consequences, and costs associated with the Red Army's emergence as patron of the arts during the 1920s. *Dr. Tarkhova's presentation will be in Russian with English translation provided by Dr. Bruce Menning. TICKETS:  TMORA Members FREE  |  General Admission…

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POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – TMORA’s Saturday Picture-Book Clubhouse

Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 – $15

Because of predicted inclement weather, this program is rescheduled to March 21, 2020. 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 January: I See the Sun in Russia…

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

Friday, January 24, 2020 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, 2020 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, 2020 - Saturday, February 29, 2020

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, 2020 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, 2020 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, 2020 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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An Evening with Rain Taxi featuring Jeff Alessandrelli and Paula Cisewski

Thursday, February 20, 2020 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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Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) and a consortium of Minnesota colleges and universities will host the seventh annual Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium. This event will take place in connection with TMORA's Main Gallery exhibition Soviet Posters from The Museum of Russian Art Collection. The exhibition brings together approximately sixty works by Soviet artists from the 1940s-1980s. Undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines with an interest in the history and culture of Russia will participate. Saturday, February…

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MN Orchestra Musicians in Concert at TMORA

Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art, in partnership with Minnesota Orchestra, is proud to present a special midday concert featuring works by Borodin, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich*. Please join us! Featuring Minnesota Orchestra Musicians: Natsuki Kumagai, Violin Ben Odhner, Violin Kenneth Freed, Viola Anthony Ross, Cello Concert will begin at 2:00pm in the beautiful main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art* Museum admission applies:  TMORA Members FREE  |  Regular admission $13  |  Senior Admission (65+) $11  |  Student Admission $5  |  Children…

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March 2020

SOLD OUT Beginning Russian Language Classes at TMORA

Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$270 – $300

This session of classes is sold out.   The Museum of Russian Art presents our first series of beginning Russian language classes, taught by Elena Epshteyn. 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…

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

Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 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, scary and friendly, were painted by youngsters from Russia, age 8 through 17.…

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International Women’s Day at TMORA

Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $13

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The Museum of Russian Art invites you to join us in our galleries at 3:15 pm for a special spotlight performance of Nitka in honor of International Women's Day. Nitka is a folk performance group affiliated with The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group’s mission is to study, research, perform, and interpret female communal culture of old Russia. The songs and…

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 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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CANCELED Afternoon Tea at The Museum of Russian Art

Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$40 – $45

The Museum of Russian Art considers the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff our highest priority.  Related to concerns of COVID-19, TMORA is canceling all events, activities, and tours until further notice, based on public health officials' recommendations for social distancing. We at TMORA are monitoring the situation carefully and are committed to being responsive to and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health. If you have…

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CANCELED The Art of Pysanky with Kathleen Nepsha Eich

Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $13

The Museum of Russian Art considers the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff our highest priority.  Related to concerns of COVID-19, TMORA is canceling all events, activities, and tours until further notice, based on public health officials' recommendations for social distancing. We at TMORA are monitoring the situation carefully and are committed to being responsive to and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health. If you have…

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August 2020

Owls of the Eastern Ice: Virtual Book Launch

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NOTE: This book launch is a virtual experience via Zoom.  It is not occurring in the galleries at The Museum of Russian Art.  COVID-19 restrictions prohibit large gatherings at this time. The Museum of Russian Art invites you to join us (virtually via Zoom) for the exciting launch of Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght. Blakiston's Fish Owl, the largest species of owl on earth, found only…

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US – Russia Relations in an Unstable World – Virtual Panel

Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Museum of Russian Art and the Russian-American Business and Culture Council of Minnesota (RABCC) present a virtual panel discussion: US-Russian relations have again reached a new Cold War level of distrust on both sides. What are the current realities, and how do we co-exist in a world with new challenges from pandemics, climate, information threats, and nuclear challenges? Panelists: Bernadine Joselyn - Director of Public Policy and Engagement, Blandin Foundation Thomas Hanson - Diplomat in Residence, University of Minnesota-Duluth…

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Celebrating a Century of The Dybbuk

Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

What’s highly dramatic, transgressive, and turning 100 this year? That would be the Yiddish classic, The Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds. Rimon:The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council celebrates the centenary of the first performance of S. Ansky’s seminal play with a virtual Artist Salon, A Century of The Dybbuk: 1920/2020. The Salon, presented as a Zoom webinar on August 27, 7 p.m., features premieres of newly commissioned Dybbuk-inspired work by musician Eddie Estrin and playwright Jenna Zark. Mark Meister, the Executive Director of The Museum of Russian…

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September 2020

Beginning Russian Language Classes (via Zoom): Fall Session – Morning

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$225 – $250

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present Beginning Russian Language classes taught by Elena Epshteyn.   Join us via Zoom for our Fall Session of Beginner's Russian Language Classes. Fall classes will start on September 9 and will go for 10 consecutive weeks.  Fall Session - Morning will consist of 10 classes on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, September 9 - November 11, 2020.  (Fall Session - Evening is an identical course offered on Wednesday…

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Beginning Russian Language Classes (via Zoom): Fall Session – Evening

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$225 – $250

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present Beginning Russian Language classes taught by Elena Epshteyn.   Join us via Zoom for our Fall Session of Beginner's Russian Language Classes. Fall classes will start on September 9 and will go for 10 consecutive weeks.  Fall Session - Evening will consist of 10 classes on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, September 9 - November 11, 2020.  (Fall Session - Morning is an identical course offered on Wednesday mornings.…

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Red Penguins: Greed, Corruption, and Capitalism Run Amok in Post-Soviet Russia

Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE

Award-winning Filmmaker Gabe Polsky has followed up Red Army (2014), his highly-acclaimed documentary about the legendary Soviet hockey team, with Red Penguins. The new film chronicles the 1990s partnership between the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and the Red Army team that redefined hockey and what was possible in the new Russia. Eccentric marketing whiz Steve Warshaw went to Moscow in 1993 to transform the Red Army team into the greatest show in Russia. Along the way, he attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood and advertising. But Warshaw and his American partners soon found Russia’s ‘wild east’ capitalism to be more than they bargained…

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Virtual Tour with the Curator

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

Please note: This event is not a live event at The Museum of Russian Art.  Zoom is a virtual (via computer) meeting place, where the tour will be conducted. The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present an exclusive virtual look at the exhibition Leaders and the Masses: Mega Paintings from Soviet Ukraine with TMORA's Chief Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova. This tour will discuss the exhibition's title Leaders and the Masses and how it is reflected in the works on display. Humanity…

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October 2020

The Future of Belarus – An International Panel Discussion

Monday, October 5, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE

The events in Belarus have become front-page news. Challenges to the 26-year rule of President Lukashenko present questions for the people of Belarus, Russia, the European Union, and the United States. The only certainty is a period of continued uncertainty. Join the discussion on October 5 with an outstanding international panel.  The discussion will focus on the analysis of existing realities and potential futures, exploring how change can come to the citizens of Belarus, whether Lukashenko will be replaced by…

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Journeys through the Russian Empire: A Virtual Discussion with Author William Brumfield

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art invites you to join us (virtually via Zoom) for a conversation with William Brumfield, author of Journeys through the Russian Empire: The Photographic Legacy of Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (published by Duke University Press). Wednesday, October 21 | 7:00 - 8:00 CST At the turn of the twentieth century, the photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky undertook a quest to document an empire that was undergoing rapid change due to industrialization and the building of railroads. Between 1903 and 1916…

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Virtual Tour with the Curator

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

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…

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Global Conversations DIGITAL: Russia Relations with Jill Dougherty

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE

Join a virtual Kennan Conversation with Jill Dougherty, former Moscow bureau chief and correspondent for CNN and former public policy scholar at the Kennan Institute, as she discusses the future of Russia-Belarus relations and the foreign policies toward Russia held by current U.S. presidential candidates. The program will be moderated by Patricia Lopez, Editorial Writer, Star Tribune Editorial Board. October 28 | 6:00 PM CDT | FREE About the Speaker Jill Dougherty is an expert on Russia and the former…

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November 2020

Virtual Tour with the Curator – The Opening of “Masquerade for New Year”

Monday, November 9, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

On Monday, November 9, The Museum of Russian Art will reveal Masquerade for New Year - a holiday exhibition that unfolds the story of New Year celebrations in Soviet Russia. We invite you to celebrate the opening of this exhibition by joining a virtual tour with TMORA's Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova. Very apropos for these times, Masquerade for New Year will feature an array of fascinating masked personae!  Through millennia, humans donned masks to participate in pagan rituals, religious ceremonies, festive…

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The US Election’s Impact on Russian Relations

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE

The Russian American Business & Culture Council, in partnership with The Museum of Russian Art, Zerkalo/Russian Media, Minnesota Committee on Foreign Relations, and Global Minnesota invite you to an international panel discussion.  This outstanding panel will weigh in on what is happening now and what we can expect in US-Russian relations based on who wins the US election. Tuesday, November 10 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST FREE.  Registration not required. JOIN MEETING Panel: Tom Hanson, Diplomat in Residence A…

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Virtual Tour with the Curator – “Leaders and the Masses”

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) invites you to enjoy a virtual tour of our main exhibition Leaders and the Masses: Mega Paintings from Soviet Ukraine with Chief Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova. This final virtual tour of the Leaders and the Masses series will focus on many facets of the women both in these paintings and in Soviet Russia. The exhibition features thirty-seven Soviet-era paintings, highlighting a remarkable recent donation to the museum from the Jurii Maniichuk and Rose Brady Collection.…

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & American Culture: Book Discussion Webinar

Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

The Russian-American Business & Culture Council and The Museum of Russian Art present Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & American Culture: Book Discussion Webinar Thursday, November 19th from 7:00-8:00 pm CST Russia’s rich history of culture, religion, and philosophical reflection has been a deposit of wisdom for American artists, religious thinkers, and political philosophers probing what it means to be human. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) stands out as the key figure in this conversation, as both a Russian literary giant and an exile from…

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December 2020

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Museum of Russian Art is proud to join the global giving effort that is GivingTuesday. Created in 2012, GivingTuesday is a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. The Museum of Russian Art is a unique and compelling institution that explores the art and culture of Muscovite Russia, the Russian Empire, the Soviet…

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Virtual Tour with the Curator – “Leaders and the Masses”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

While our galleries may be temporarily closed due to the most recent Covid-19 restrictions, we will continue to bring you virtual tours of our magnificent exhibitions! The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) invites you to enjoy a virtual tour of our main exhibition Leaders and the Masses: Mega Paintings from Soviet Ukraine with Chief Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova. This virtual tour of the Leaders and the Masses series will focus on the working class in these paintings. The exhibition features thirty-seven…

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TMORA Member Online Sale – 20% off ENTIRE STORE

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sale Extended!  Now through December 13, all merchandise in the Shop at TMORA is 20% off for Members!   www.shoptmora.org Discount code will be provided to TMORA Members via email, or you may contact us with your Member Number: CONTACT US JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP    

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LIVE in the Artists’ Studio: Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art invites you to travel (virtually) to St. Petersburg, Russia and take a tour of the fascinating studio of Russian artists Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov. Artists Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov have worked together since 1990, implementing their creative tasks in the direction of abstract art. You'll have the opportunity to follow these artists through their studio in St. Petersburg and enjoy their discussion with Dr. Masha Zavialova, TMORA's Chief Curator and Natalia Kolodzei, Executive…

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Virtual Tour with the Curator – “Masquerade for New Year”

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art invites you to join us for a virtual tour of our holiday exhibition, Masquerade for New Year, with Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova. Very apropos for these times, Masquerade for New Year features an array of fascinating masked personae!  Through millennia, humans donned masks to participate in pagan rituals, religious ceremonies, festive carnivals, theatre performances, fancy ball parties, and rustic merry-making. During the devastating plague epidemics in 17th century Europe, physicians wore bird masks with long beaks:…

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January 2021

Beginning Russian Language Classes – Winter/Spring Session

Saturday, January 9 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum of Russian Art presents the Winter/Spring Session of Beginning Russian Language courses (via Zoom).   Beginner’s level starts with learning the Russian alphabet and phonetics, as well as the development of basic reading skills, providing the knowledge of basic grammar patterns and vocabulary. The courses cover 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. These courses will enable…

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The Future of International Information: American and Russian Approaches

Thursday, January 14 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented in partnership by The Museum of Russian Art, Global Minnesota, the Russian American Business and Culture Council, and the Committee on Foreign Relations of Minnesota: Information has increasingly become both a tool for development and a weapon for fake news, control of infrastructure, and the separation of both national and international societies. It has become a major issue for every nation. This virtual panel will discuss US and Russian approaches and the future of information. This program will be…

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Celebrating Chekhov

Saturday, January 30 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE

Please join the Russian-American Business and Culture Council (RABCC) and The Museum of Russian Art in celebrating the 161st anniversary of Anton Chekhov’s birthday. Saturday, January 30 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST This virtual program will include new reflections on the life and art of the great Russian writer by renowned Chekhov scholar and biographer Donald Rayfield (Queen Mary University, London) plus a dramatic reading of two Chekhov short stories, followed by audience Q&A. This program will be presented…

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February 2021

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Paris Chansons

Sunday, February 14 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you to enjoy a special (virtual) Valentine's Day concert with Paris Chansons.   The Alliance Française of Portland, French Quarter Magazine and Paris Chansons present Valentine's Day with Paris Chansons!   Celebrate love, life and friendship with the timeless music of Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Adamo, Dalida, Goldman, Zaz and more. Paris Chansons, the French band with a global twist, is based in Los Angeles. They're known for their original renditions of…

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“The Black Russian” – Book Discussion with Author Vladimir Alexandrov

Wednesday, February 17 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA), Russian American Jews in Minnesota (RAJMN), and St. Paul Jewish Federation present a virtual book discussion with Vladimir Alexandrov, author of The Black Russian - an incredible true story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, the son of former slaves in Mississippi who became a famous impresario in pre-revolutionary Moscow and the 'Sultan of Jazz' in Constantinople. February marks Black History Month in the United States, and during this virtual session, Alexandrov and TMORA's Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova…

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Virtual Tour with Artist Marlena Myles

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

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…

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March 2021

Virtual Grand Opening – Three New Exhibitions Unveiled

Tuesday, March 2 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art invites you to the virtual unveiling of three new exhibitions in our galleries - all installed in February 2021.  This remarkable transformation calls for a celebration with Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova, Executive Director & President Mark J. Meister, and Director of Public Programs Michelle Massey. During this virtual event, you'll have the opportunity to glimpse each new gallery and listen to insightful commentary by Dr. Zavialova. The virtual event will be presented via Zoom…

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The State Ballet of Georgia

Saturday, March 20 - Sunday, March 28
$10 – $25

The Museum of Russian Art is a proud supporter of this event.  Use discount code TMORA for 15% off tickets. A New Dance Film by State Ballet of Georgia Northrop welcomes the artists of State Ballet of Georgia in an original film created especially with our audiences in mind. This online performance includes gala-style excerpts of ballet repertory, interviews with Artistic Director Nina Ananiashvili and featured dancers, and footage and history of the beautiful State Opera and Ballet Theatre and…

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Siberian Voices – The Real Russia Beyond Moscow

Tuesday, March 23 from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE

Presented in partnership by The Russian-American Business and Culture Council, The Museum of Russian Art, Global Minnesota, The Committee on Foreign Relations, Siberian Bridges, the Siberian Educational Foundation: Siberian Voices - The Real Russia Beyond Moscow Tuesday, March 23 | 7:30 - 8:30 PM CDT Though Russia spans eleven time zones, American media coverage is almost without exception Moscow-centric. And yet, much of the hope for an emerging civil society can be found in the experiences and energy of people living far…

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April 2021

Visualizing Music: Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition

Tuesday, April 6 from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art has long been known for hosting classical concerts in its galleries.  Now, join us as we present a virtual discussion series that will center around Russian classical composers and their masterpieces. A panel of distinguished musicians and academics will lead this in-depth exploration into a different composer each session. Our first program is devoted to Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, a suite of ten pieces (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for piano.  The suite is Mussorgsky’s most-famous piano…

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Virtual Tour with Artist Ekaterina Khromin

Wednesday, April 14 from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) invites you to experience a virtual tour of the exhibition, Ekaterina Khromin: The Art of Synergism, with artist Ekaterina Khromin and TMORA Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova. Wednesday, April 14 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CDT Khromin paints on palpably textured surfaces which are themselves collages of found objects. Fusing distinct three art media (painting, sculpture, readymade), Khromin's work brings their visual languages in conversation with one another. The perception of pure color,…

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Artistic and Cultural Exchanges Between Minnesota and Akademgorodok, Russia

Thursday, April 15 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Fostering cross-cultural sharing and education, The Museum of Russian Art invites you to join the American Siberian Education Foundation and the Integral Museum of Akademgorodok for an online exhibition opening and panel discussion. Thursday, April 15 |  10:00 - 11:30 AM CDT This program is presented via Zoom |  FREE REGISTER   ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Integrated Arts in the Age of Anthropocene Siberian Photography The exhibition showcases recent work by five Siberian photographers: Elena Anosova, Ayar Kuo, Vlad Nekrasov, Valentin Usvanov, and Lubov…

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