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August 2020

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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Virtual Tour with the Curator – Paintings by Geli Korzhev

Wednesday, April 21 from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
FREE

Geli Korzhev, 1925 –2012 Still Life with Self Portrait, 1997 Oil on canvas Private American Collection   The Museum of Russian Art invites you to experience a virtual tour of the exhibition Paintings by Geli Korzhev: Soviet Idealist+Iconoclast with TMORA's Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova. Wednesday, April 21 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CDT This program will presented via Zoom webinar.  |  FREE  |  Please register in advance. REGISTER The exhibition presents numerous oil paintings by the prominent Soviet and…

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May 2021

Virtual Tour with the Curator – Artel Dolls, Soviet Russia, 1920s

Wednesday, May 5 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art invites you to experience a virtual tour of the exhibition Artel Dolls, Soviet Russia, 1920s with TMORA's Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova. Wednesday, May 5 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CDT This program will presented via Zoom webinar.  |  FREE  |  Please register in advance. REGISTER This exhibition presents forty dolls from the collection of Museum co-founder, Susan Johnson, and from the TMORA collection. The dolls on display are known as stockinette dolls. Stockinette dolls are a type…

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Festival of Eastern European Culture: Classical Music Celebration

Sunday, May 16 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Maple Grove Bandshell, 7991 Main Street
Maple Grove, MN 55369 United States
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$20

The Museum of Russian Art is a proud supporter of this event: The Rubinstein Music Academy presents a Live Open Air Classical Music Celebration on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm! Set in the beautiful Maple Grove Bandshell in Town Green Park, the program features some masterpieces by greatest Eastern European composers: Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Dvorak, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov and others. Performers include internationally acclaimed artists of the Twin Cities, members of Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota…

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Festival of Eastern European Culture: Folk Dance and Song Gala

Sunday, May 16 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maple Grove Bandshell, 7991 Main Street
Maple Grove, MN 55369 United States
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$15

The Museum of Russian Art is a proud supporter of this event: The Rubinstein Music Academy presents a special Folk Dance and Song Gala (part of the Festival of Eastern European Culture), a spectacular program exploring a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk music and dance from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia and Balkan countries. Sunday, May 16 at 7:00 pm Maple Grove Bandshell | Town Green Park, Maple Grove, MN 7991 Main Street, Maple Grove, MN 55369 TICKETS:  $20 General…

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Voices from Russia: Celebrating All Things Volga-German

Saturday, May 22 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE

The Russian - American Business & Culture Council (RABCC) and The Museum of Russian Art invite you to join us for Voices from Russia: Celebrating All Things Volga-German, an introduction to the history and cultural manifestations of the Germanic settlers in the Russian empire and their descendants. Saturday, May 22 |  12:00 - 1:00 PM CDT This program will be presented via Zoom webinar.  |  FREE  |  Please register in advance. Panel: Dr. Brent Mai, Dean of the Carpenter Library, University…

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Motherland Greets a Hero: The Thrilling Feat of Yuri Gagarin

Monday, May 24 from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

CLICK TO JOIN WEBINAR The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present a virtual book discussion with Stephen Walker, award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and author of Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space, a riveting account of Yuri Gagarin's epic flight on its 60th anniversary. Walker will be joined by popular historian, writer, and commentator Nick Hayes.  Please join us for what promises to be a memorable event! “Beyond brings to…

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ARTWEEK Festival LIVE in Novosibirsk

Wednesday, May 26 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE

Presented by the Amercian Siberian Education Foundation -  ARTWEEK Events in Novosibirsk A Live-Camera Tour of the ARTWEEK Festival in Real-Time Directly from Novosibirsk! Wednesday, May 26  |  6:30 PM CDT FREE.  Please register in advance. REGISTER

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June 2021

Virtual Tour with the Curator – Medieval Russian Sailboats

Thursday, June 3 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
FREE

Join TMORA Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova for a virtual tour of this special pop-up exhibition. Thursday, June 3  |  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Medieval Russian Sailboats presents twenty models of Russian sailboats and traditional wooden houses from the collection of Captain Sergey Sinelnik, the Honored Traveler of Russia. The exhibition is on view in the Main Gallery from May 22 through June 6, 2021. The highlight of the show is the model of the Pilgrim, the sailboat that brought…

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The Importance of Central Asia in World Affairs

Wednesday, June 16 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE

Societal Change is Afoot in Central Asia. Hear from these experts about the many changes underway. The nations of Central Asia have emerged since the breakup of the Soviet Union as a center of competition between East and West. Core issues of population increases, the impact of the Chinese Silk Road, the growth of nationalism, migration, governance, and social activism will be discussed. Panelists: Dr. Nargis Kassenova - Senior Fellow at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Affairs, Harvard University;…

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Virtual Opening with the Curator

Friday, June 25 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE

The Museum of Russian Art invites you to the virtual unveiling of two new exhibitions prior to their reveal to the public on Saturday, June 26.  During this program, you’ll have the opportunity to glimpse the galleries and listen to insightful commentary by TMORA's Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova. This program will be presented via Zoom Webinar | FREE | Please register in advance. Friday, June 25 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM REGISTER   Alexey Brodovitch: Designer of the Avant-Garde Alexey…

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July 2021

Denis Evstuhin in Concert

Saturday, July 24 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$30

The Museum of Russian Art is honored to invite you to enjoy an evening of classical music with pianist Denis Evstuhin featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt.  You'll be treated to an intimate concert setting in the Main Gallery of the Museum. Concert seating is reserved with a spacious approach. Only 75 tickets available! Saturday, July 24  |  7:00 - 8:30 PM |  Doors open at 6:00 PM Tickets: $30 BUY TICKETS Per CDC guidelines, TMORA requests all non…

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August 2021

Russian Art After Dark

Friday, August 6 from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$20 – $25

Art, music, drinks, light bites, late night: The perfect way to experience The Museum of Russian Art. Walk through the galleries while sipping cocktails/mocktails from the cash bar. Music by DJ Drew Untethered. Complimentary slider bar by Wandering Kitchen appearing at 10:00 pm. The TMORA Shop will be open for perusing and shopping. This event is 21+.    As of July 31, 2021 and based on CDC recommendations for Hennepin County, we are requiring all that visitors wear a mask while…

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Opening – The Ancient Artel: Lacquer Miniatures from Palekh

Saturday, August 14 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $13

Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin, 2008 Artists: Denis Primakov and Svetlana Primakova, Palekh Papier-mache, lacquer, egg tempera 10 x 8 x 9½ in Commissioned by David Christensen for his collection   The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you join us in celebrating the opening of: The Ancient Artel: Lacquer Miniatures from Palekh Saturday, August 14 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM | Museum admission applies (Always FREE for TMORA Members) There will be remarks from the TMORA's Curator, Dr. Masha…

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September 2021

Opening Reception – E.O. Hoppé and the Ballets Russes

Friday, September 17 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $13

Lubov Tchernicheva as Cleopatra in Cléopâtra (Cleopatra), 1918 E.O. Hoppé and the Ballets Russes Join us in celebrating the opening of an incredible new exhibition at The Museum of Russian Art: E.O. Hoppé and the Ballets Russes Be among the first to view this new exhibition on the night before it opens to the general public! Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. We hope you can join us. In light of the highly transmissible Delta variant and increasing case…

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Smithsonian Museum Day

Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE with ticket

The Museum of Russian Art is proud to be participating in Smithsonian Museum Day! Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 18, 2021, for two people.  This ticket is required for free admission. Please note:  Based on CDC recommendations for Hennepin County,…

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Julian Gargiulo in Concert: Featuring Special Guest, Nathan Meltzer

Sunday, September 19 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$30 – $35

The Museum of Russian Art presents Julian Gargiulo in Concert: Featuring Special Guest, Nathan Meltzer.   Steinway Artist Julian Gargiulo aka PIANIST WITH THE HAIR returns to The Museum of Russian Art for a 3rd year, with an all-new program of classical favorites and original compositions.  This year will also feature guest violinist Nathan Meltzer performing Julian’s Violin Sonata on the famous Totenberg Stradivarius. You’ll be treated to an intimate concert setting in the Main Gallery of the Museum. Concert…

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Russian Art After Dark

Thursday, September 23 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$20

Lubov Tchernicheva as Cleopatra in Cléopâtre (Cleopatra), 1918 E.O. Hoppé and the Ballets Russes Join us for a Night at the Museum: TMORA and Lavender Magazine invite you to experience the incredible galleries of The Museum of Russian Art. Art, Music, Drinks, Light Bites, Late Night. Walk through the galleries while sipping cocktails/mocktails from the cash bar. Music by DJ Drew Untethered. Complimentary light bites will be available. The TMORA Shop will be open for perusing and shopping. In light…

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Virtual Tour with the Collector: Lacquer Miniatures from Palekh

Friday, September 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, The Ancient Artel: Lacquer Miniatures, with collector Dave Christensen and TMORA Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova.  There will be an opportunity for Q&A during the presentation.  Please join us. This program will be presented via Zoom webinar.  |  FREE  |  Please register in advance. Friday, September 24 |  11:00 am - 12:15 pm CDT REGISTER This exhibition, featuring approximately 30 lacquer boxes and objects -…

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October 2021

Encore Performance: Denis Evstuhin in Concert

Saturday, October 2 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$30 – $35

Due to popular demand, The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present an evening of classical music with pianist Denis Evstuhin featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt. This program was originally presented on July 24, 2021 to a sold out audience, and we're pleased to be able to offer it again. You'll be treated to an intimate concert setting in the Main Gallery of the Museum. Concert seating is reserved with a spacious approach. Saturday, October 2 |…

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The US-Russian Museums Art Loan Freeze: Where Do We Go From Here?

Tuesday, October 12 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE with ticket

The Museum of Russian Art and Russian-American Business & Culture Council present: The US-Russian Museums Art Loan Freeze: Where Do We Go From Here? Many Americans may not be aware that since 2011, due to an ongoing lawsuit in the Washington, D.C. federal court, Russian state museums have placed an embargo on art loans to U.S. museums. This program will review the background and status of the lawsuit and how U.S. museums have continued to collaborate with Russian non-state museums.…

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