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June 2018

The Pleasures and Perils of the Russian North: Photographing the Extremes

Wednesday, June 6 from 6:30 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: The Pleasures and Perils of the Russian North: Photographing the Extremes A Presentation by William Craft Brumfield Celebrate the opening of this new exhibition with the artist himself.  FREE to all TMORA Members! For some three decades, scholar and author William Craft Brumfield has researched and photographed the architectural heritage of the Russian North, one of the planet's most beautiful yet challenging regions. Richly illustrated, the lecture will explore the area's remarkable beauty as…

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Rising Stars of the White Nights

Friday, June 8 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$5 – $12

The Museum of Russian Art invites you to a recital of young performers playing Russian composers - including Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Kabalevsky, Shchedrin, Griboyedov, and Lyadov. Featuring students of Alexander Braginsky, Elena Piastro, Denis Evstuhin, Anton Melnichenko, Natalia Moiseeva 6:00pm - Visit the Lower Gallery for a docent-guided view of "Matryoshka: The Nesting Doll" 6:30pm - Recital begins TICKETS:  $12 General Admission  |  $10 TMORA Member  |  $5 Children under 14 (under 5 FREE) BUY TICKETS Thank you to our generous piano sponsor:

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White Nights Gala

Saturday, June 9 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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White Nights Gala  during TMORA's Days of Russian Culture  Saturday, June 9th, 2018   6:30pm Reception and Silent Auction 8:00pm Dinner and Program Featuring exquisite contemporary Russian cuisine Black tie By Invitation   Although the 2018 White Nights Gala is sold out, please stay tuned for announcements on 2019 event dates.  For more information about the White Nights Gala, please contact the museum at info@tmora.org

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Russian Fireworks: A Musical Celebration

Sunday, June 10 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$25 – $30

The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present, as the finale of Days of Russian Culture at TMORA: Russian Fireworks:  A Musical Celebration Celebrate the final night of Days of Russian Culture at The Museum of Russian Art with an evening of exquisite music.  Featuring a cadre of incredible musicians at the helm, you’ll experience the best in Russian classical masterpieces:   Dmitri Shostakovich: The Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 Anton Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1…

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TMORA After Hours Tour Series: Art in Conflict, Soviet artist or artist living in the Soviet-era?

Monday, June 18 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$12 – $15

Enjoy The Museum of Russian Art after-hours! Our series of docent-led specialty tours feature an exclusive look into specific aspects of our exhibitions as well a reception of light bites and beverages. Gather your friends and join us!  TMORA After Hours Tour Series: Art in Conflict, Soviet artist or artist living in the Soviet-era? Led by docent Marie Grubisich Please join us for an evening of art created during the artistically volatile and complex later decades of the Soviet Union.  Each piece, whether…

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July 2018

SOLD OUT – Cantus in Concert – Songs my Mother Taught Me

Thursday, July 19 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 – $20

This event is sold out.   The Museum of Russian Art, in collaboration with Cantus, presents Songs My Mother Taught Me Folk songs remain a central piece of our American cultural heritage. Across generations, they are passed down from parents to children, between friends, and among communities. Folk songs give definition to our shared history and inform who we aspire to become. Last July, the Star Tribune called Cantus’ inaugural chamber series “totally successful.” Join us again for an intimate chamber music…

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An American in Stalin’s Russia: Discovering the Lost Photo Archive of Major Martin Manhoff

Saturday, July 21 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$12 – $15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present An American in Stalin’s Russia: Discovering the Lost Photo Archive of Major Martin Manhoff In 2016, historian Douglas Smith stumbled upon a remarkable collection: thousands of color slide photographs and films taken by an American military attaché in the US embassy in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. The archive had been forgotten for over half a century, until Mr Smith catalogued and published highlights of it online with…

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TMORA After-Hours Tour Series: Fairy Tales of the Romantic Age

Wednesday, July 25 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$12 – $15

Enjoy The Museum of Russian Art after-hours!   Gather your friends and join us.  Reserve in advance as space is limited. TMORA After-Hours Tour Series:  Fairytales of the Romantic Age Led by TMORA docent Katherine Goertz The after-hours tour “Fairytales of the Romantic Age”  will include stories by Russian literary geniuses Alexander Pushkin and Nikolai Gogol.   Pushkin's Ruslan and Ludmila and Gogol's St. John's Eve were created during the  Romantic age of Russian literature, in the first half of the 19th century. Pushkin’s is…

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Continuing the Academic Method from Renaissance through Modernity

Thursday, July 26 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present Continuing the Academic Method from Renaissance through Modernity A Presentation by Rev. Vladimir Kaydanov, Florence Classical Arts Academy Rev. Vladimir Kaydanov, an Associate Professor of Art History at The Florence Classical Arts Academy will comment on master works of Classical Art from theological, structural, and symbolic  perspectives. The presenter will also highlight the important role of Russian academic tradition in preserving academic training practices and will speak about the Florence Classical…

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August 2018

Natalia Pavlova at TMORA Museum Store

Saturday, August 18 from 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Famous Russian artist Natalia Pavlova will be appearing at the TMORA Museum Store on August 18 and August 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Don't miss this rare opportunity to engage in an informal conversation about the artistic processes of making majolica art. All pieces are individually glazed, hand painted and fired. The Store will have a wide range of hand made items signed by Natalia Pavlova and available for purchase.  Bring in your own Natalia Pavlova pieces to be…

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Natalia Pavlova at TMORA Museum Store

Sunday, August 19 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Famous Russian artist Natalia Pavlova will be appearing at the TMORA Museum Store on August 18 and August 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Don't miss this rare opportunity to engage in an informal conversation about the artistic processes of making majolica art. All pieces are individually glazed, hand painted and fired. The Store will have a wide range of hand made items signed by Natalia Pavlova and available for purchase.  Bring in your own Natalia Pavlova pieces to be…

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Opening Reception – Faces of Change: Artistic Expression by Natalia Berglund

Saturday, August 25 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Please join us in celebrating the opening of this limited engagement exhibition!   The Museum of Russian Art presents Faces of Change: Artistic Expression by Natalia Berglund Opening Reception - Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 6:30-8:30pm A cash bar will be available for your enjoyment.    REGISTER   Minneapolis-based artist, Natalia Berglund’s solo exhibition at TMORA presents a fresh perspective on one of art’s oldest genres. This exhibition attempts to forge links between the past and present by fusing elements…

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September 2018

Museum closed for installation

Sunday, September 2 - Friday, September 7
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art will be closed September 2-7, 2018 for installation.

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SOLD OUT – Private Tour with TMORA Artist, Natalia Berglund

Sunday, September 9 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$12 – $15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you to a private gallery experience with TMORA exhibitor Natalia Berglund. You'll be treated to mimosas, pastries and an exclusive tour with the artist.  Please join us! Advanced registration is encouraged as space is limited. Please allow time for parking, as Sunday morning parking in the TMORA parking lot (located across Diamond Lake Road at Mayflower Church) may be more populated than regular museum hours. Sunday, September 9th, 2018  |  11:30am…

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SOLD OUT – Moscow Ballet’s “New Horizons: A Children’s Program for Life” at TMORA

Sunday, September 9 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Joining in the mission of cultural immersion and engagement through the art and culture of Russia, the Moscow Ballet and The Museum of Russian Art are pleased to announce a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for children ages 4-10! Moscow Ballet's New Horizons: A Children's Program for Life at TMORA featuring Moscow Ballet Ballerina, Bogdana Kopiy Children will enjoy a 1-on-1 interactive experience with Moscow Ballet Ballerina, Bogdana Kopiy as they explore movement, learn a Russian Folk Dance, listen to the story of…

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TMORA Fall Exhibitions Opening Celebration

Saturday, September 15 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $10

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions in our galleries! From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Foundation  Inside the Beehive: Art of Garen Bedrossian Be the first to experience these new works.  Enjoy live music, remarks from TMORA Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova as well as Natalia and Tatiana Kolodzei from the Kolodzei Foundation and artist, Garen Bedrossian.  The TMORA Museum Store will be open for shopping.…

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A Glimpse into the History of Russian Women Artists – A Presentation by Natalia and Tatiana Kolodzei

Sunday, September 16 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $10

The Museum of Russian Art is proud to present a sweeping and fascinating presentation of contemporary women’s art: A Glimpse into the History of Russian Women Artists A Presentation by Natalia and Tatiana Kolodzei of the Kolodzei Art Foundation Doors will open at 5:30pm (TMORA will be closed from 5:00-5:30 to prepare for the evening) Presentation will begin at 6:00pm  |  Q&A with the presenters to follow the presentation In conjunction with TMORA's newly-revealed main gallery exhibition From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian…

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Opening Reception – A Country in Porcelain: Figurines from the Soviet Era

Saturday, September 29 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $10

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you join us in celebrating the opening of: A Country in Porcelain: Figurines from the Soviet Era Be the first to view this exciting world of Soviet Era figurines in TMORA's Lower Gallery. TMORA Chief Curator Dr. Masha Zavialova will give remarks and acknowledgment of this remarkable donation by collector Susan Johnson. Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.  We hope you can join us! TMORA Members FREE  |  General Admission  $10  |…

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November 2018

Vladimir Vysotsky: Celebrating the Voice of a Legend

Friday, November 2 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 – $15

The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present: Vladimir Vysotsky: Celebrating the Voice of a Legend Featuring musician and translator Vadim Astrakhan Enjoy an evening of Vysotsky's music (in both Russian and English) Join us at The Museum of Russian Art as we celebrate the life and legacy of Vladimir Vysotsky - renowned Russian actor, a poet, and songwriter - often referred to as "The Russian Bob Dylan, “Russia’s Breath,” and an “Encyclopedia of Soviet Life”.  Born exactly 80…

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Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” – A Staged Reading

Monday, November 12 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$10 – $20

The Museum of Russian Art, Vladimir Rovinsky, and Terry Hempleman continue their staged reading series of Russian classic plays with Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. Enjoy the opportunity to engage with the work of Anton Chekhov as it comes alive in the midst of the main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art.  There will be a Q&A with the director and cast following the reading.  Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. DIRECTED BY: Vladimir Rovinsky THE CAST: Olga- Emily Grodzik…

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