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December 2023

The Seductive World of Anna Karenina: Tolstoy the Private Man and the Inception of a Masterpiece

Friday, December 8, 2023 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$5 – $10

The Seductive World of Anna Karenina: Tolstoy the Private Man and the Inception of a Masterpiece A Presentation by Anna Barker, Ph.D. By the spring of 1873 Tolstoy definitively gave up on writing another massive historical narrative in the style of War and Peace, as his research on Peter the Great convinced him that he cannot get involved with this morally corrupt and spiritually overbearing ruler. The result of this psychological realignment was Anna Karenina, a novel about the moral…

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Book Club: December

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join TMORA staff and fellow book lovers in the galleries as we read and discuss contemporary novels with a connection to Russia. This month, we’ll read Elena Gorokhova's A Train to Moscow, set in the post-World War II Soviet Union. Discussion will be facilitated by Museum Learning Manager Dr. Kelly McKay. Purchase a copy of the book ahead of time, borrow the book or ebook from the public library, listen to the audiobook online, or support one of the Twin…

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Wintertime Carnival After-Hours

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$5 – $15

Wintertime Carnival After-Hours Join us after-hours for a VIP tour with mulled wine, shopping, and plenty of art! We invite you to a fun and exclusive after-hours experience at TMORA. Your ticket includes gallery admission for our three current exhibitions, a guided tour of The Wintertime Carnival: Traditions of Old, a hands-on artmaking station, beverages and light snacks. Arrive at 7:00 PM to grab a drink before the tour starts at 7:15 PM. The shop will be open, so you…

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Member Shopping Weekend

Saturday, December 16, 2023 - Sunday, December 17, 2023

30% off in-store and online for TMORA Members  Saturday & Sunday, December 16-17 There is no better place to find the most unique gifts and winter holiday items than TMORA Shop! TMORA Members will receive 30% off on both Saturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17, in-store and online. An online discount code will be emailed to all Members prior to Member Shopping Weekend. Hours:  Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM SHOP ONLINE Not…

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Story Time in the Gallery

Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Every third Saturday of the month, TMORA hosts a free story time for families and kids in the Fireside Gallery. Join us to hear a story related to art and culture of the region, learn about artworks, and explore the museum with an interactive gallery hunt. Each child will leave with a take-and-create bag, so advance registration is required. Saturday, December 16 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM Recommended for ages 3-8, but all are welcome! FREE | Pre-registration for children…

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Letter-Writing to Russian Political Prisoners Standing Up Against Injustice (Minnesota State Capitol)

Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, 55155 United States
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FREE

Join Russians Against War – Minnesota (RAW MN), World Without Genocide and The Museum of Russian Art for a public event at the Minnesota State Capitol devoted to writing letters to prisoners detained in Russia. These letters maintain contact with prisoners, affirming democratic ideals and giving them hope. Prisoners who receive letters are treated better because guards know that the prisoners aren't alone - and prisoners respond with heartfelt, moving letters. Materials are provided, Russian language skills are not required,…

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Free Thursday Night – Winter Solstice

Thursday, December 21, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Join us for a night of free admission to enjoy the galleries and to shop at TMORA Shop, and celebrate the Winter Solstice! Harpist Heather Cornelius will provide gorgeous ambient music throughout the evening, and there will be a spotlight performance of winter carols by the TMORA-affiliated folk performance group Nitka. No pre-registration required.  All are welcome. Thursday, December 21 |  6:00 - 9:00 PM TMORA Members will receive 15% off in TMORA Shop during Free Thursday Night.  (Applies to…

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SOLD OUT Wintertime Carnival After-Hours

Thursday, December 28, 2023 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$5 – $15

This event is sold out. Wintertime Carnival After-Hours Join us after-hours for a VIP tour with mulled wine, shopping, and plenty of art! We invite you to a fun and exclusive after-hours experience at TMORA. Your ticket includes gallery admission for our three current exhibitions, a guided tour of The Wintertime Carnival: Traditions of Old, a hands-on artmaking station, beverages and light snacks. Arrive at 7:00 PM to grab a drink before the tour starts at 7:15 PM. The shop…

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January 2024

Book Club: January

Tuesday, January 9 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join TMORA staff and fellow book lovers in the galleries on the second Tuesday of the month as we read and discuss contemporary novels with a connection to Russia. This month, we’ll read Guzel Yakhina's Zuleikha, inspired by her grandmother's childhood memories of being exiled to the Gulag. Discussion will be facilitated by Museum Learning Manager Dr. Kelly McKay. Purchase a copy of the book from the TMORA shop, borrow the book or ebook from the public library, listen to…

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New Museum Guide Training

Tuesday, January 16 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online

Become a Museum Guide at TMORA! Museum Guides lead groups on tours of TMORA's galleries: we offer public tours four days a week (Friday through Monday), family tours every third Saturday of the month, and private tours for groups or schools on request. Our next training class for new guides begins Tuesday, January 16th, and we'd love for you to join us. Training is led by TMORA staff and takes place virtually, with some on-site visits for special topics. We'll…

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TMORA Shop Closed for Inventory

Wednesday, January 17 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TMORA Shop will be closed for inventory on Wednesday, January 17 and will reopen on Thursday, January 18. The online shop is always open! SHOP ONLINE  

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Story Time in the Gallery

Saturday, January 20 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Every third Saturday of the month, TMORA hosts a free story time for families and kids in the Fireside Gallery. Join us to hear a story related to art and culture of the region, learn about artworks, and explore the museum with an interactive gallery hunt. Each child will leave with a take-and-create bag, so advance registration is required. Saturday, January 20 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM Recommended for ages 3-8, but all are welcome! FREE | Pre-registration for children…

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February 2024

Opening Reception: Zoran Mojsilov’s Surrealist Sculptures

Saturday, February 3 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $14

Join us for the opening of Zoran's Surrealist Sculptures: Dry Neck of the Pig and Other Curios, a new exhibition by prominent sculptor Zoran Mojsilov. The evening will include open viewing of all galleries, live music by Twin Cities Hot Club, and remarks by the artist, as well as the Curator and Executive Director. Light refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. Beverages will be available for purchase. TMORA Shop will be open for shopping. Please join us. Free for…

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A Conversation with Artist Leon Hushcha

Wednesday, February 7 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$5 – $15

The Museum of Russian Art presents A Conversation with Artist Leon Hushcha Join us in the Main Gallery of the Museum for an evening with Ukrainian-American artist Leon Hushcha. As a part of his exhibition The Art of Leon Hushcha: The Way, Hushcha will discuss the Ukrainian influences on his work and how it blends with the American identity he forged through sports and art studies in Minnesota. The galleries and TMORA Shop will be open for viewing prior to…

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Book Club: February

Tuesday, February 13 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join TMORA staff and fellow book lovers in the galleries on the second Tuesday of the month as we read and discuss contemporary novels with a connection to Russia. This month, we’ll read Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's Kidnapped: A Story in Crimes, an absurdist saga of determined women triumphing over their many oppressors to save the people they love. Discussion will be facilitated by Museum Learning Manager Dr. Kelly McKay. Purchase a copy of the book from one of the Twin Cities'…

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Registration opens for Spring Session – Russian Language Program

Thursday, February 15 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TMORA offers multiple levels of Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Russian Language classes offered virtually through Zoom. Spring session will start on March 25, 2024 and will run for 10 consecutive weeks. All classes are held once a week for two hours. Class size is a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 8 students for each course. Adult students only. Private lessons are also available. Registration for Spring Session opens February 15 and closes March 20, 2024. LEARN MORE.  

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Virtual Program: Globally Connected – Minnesota Businesses on the World Stage

Thursday, February 15 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

East-West Connections, in partnership with Global Minnesota, Zerkalo - Russian Media MN, and The Museum of Russian Art, presents Globally Connected | Minnesota Businesses on the World Stage Join us for an online discussion of the importance and impact of global connections on Minnesota’s economy and people, illustrated by three Minnesota businesses that have forged big roles internationally. Thursday February 15 | 7:00 PM Free online webinar. Pre-registration required for access REGISTER This session will feature leaders of Minnesota-based businesses…

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Story Time in the Gallery

Saturday, February 17 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Every third Saturday of the month, TMORA hosts a free story time for families and kids in the Fireside Gallery. Join us to hear a story related to art and culture of the region, learn about artworks, and explore the museum with an interactive gallery hunt. Each child will leave with a take-and-create bag, so advance registration is required. Saturday, February 17 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM Recommended for ages 4-8, but all are welcome! FREE | Pre-registration for children…

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Exhibition Opening: Spinner’s Song by Andréa Stanislav

Sunday, February 18 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join us for the premiere of Spinner’s Song, a new installation by Andréa Stanislav, opening February 18 in the Lower Gallery. The artist and curator will share remarks at 2:00 PM. Spinner's Song merges music, movement, color, texture, form and video to create an immersive, meditative, and transformative experience. The work was conceived as part of a project to make objects from TMORA's collection more accessible to visitors of diverse needs and abilities. This installation offers visitors an accessible way…

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Write to Political Prisoners in Russia – Two Years of Protest

Monday, February 19 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

For two years Putin has imprisoned thousands of people in Russia who are protesting against the war in Ukraine. World Without Genocide, Russians Against War - Minnesota (RAW-MN), and The Museum of Russian Art invite you join us to write letters to these prisoners who are standing up against injustice. This letter-writing initiative is being conducted in locations all over the world. Since our first event in May 2023, Minnesotans have written hundreds of letters and many have received responses.…

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Story Time in the Community (at Washburn Library)

Tuesday, February 20 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Join us at Washburn Library for a Story Time in the community! We'll read the classic Russian folktale The Gigantic Turnip, by Aleksei Tolstoy, then get a little messy creating our very own vegetable-themed artwork. Tuesday, February 20 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM Recommended for Pre-K through Grade 3, but all are welcome! FREE | Pre-registration for children is required through Hennepin County Library (link below) Materials provided REGISTER Featured Book: The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey When an unexpectedly large…

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Ukraine, Two Years of War: Finding Justice

Thursday, February 22 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for this virtual program presented by World Without Genocide: Ukraine has been a battleground for the last century as Ukrainian people have fought for sovereignty and independence against brutal dictators. On this second anniversary of Russia’s war in Ukraine, this program will highlight mechanisms used today in international, regional, and domestic courts to prosecute perpetrators of the war’s atrocities. Speakers include Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Executive Director, World Without Genocide and Minnesota legislators. Thursday, February 22 |  7:00…

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March 2024

Opening Reception – Portal to the Surreal: Vladimir Dikarev

Saturday, March 9 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Vladimir Dikarev Portal, 2021 Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 36 in Collection of the artist Join us for the opening of Portal to the Surreal, a new exhibition by artist Vladimir Dikarev The evening will include open viewing of all galleries, live music by renowned jazz musician Lori Dokken, and remarks by the artist, as well as the Curator and Executive Director. Light refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. Beverages will be available for purchase. TMORA Shop will…

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A Woman’s Love and Life – Karin Wolverton and Denis Evstuhin in Concert

Sunday, March 10 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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A Woman's Love and Life - featuring Karin Wolverton, soprano and Denis Evstuhin, piano Join us in the Main Gallery of The Museum of Russian Art for an evening with renowned musicians Karin Wolverton, soprano, and Denis Evstuhin, piano. The Museum is known for offering the best in classical music, where audiences are treated to both the incredible acoustics and the artworks of the galleries.  For wheelchair accessible seating, please contact Michelle Massey: [email protected] Thank you to our generous sponsor,…

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Book Club: March

Tuesday, March 12 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join TMORA staff and fellow book lovers in the galleries on the second Tuesday of the month as we read and discuss contemporary novels with a connection to Russia. This month, we’ll read Sasha Filipenko's Red Crosses, a novel that traces the entire 20th century in Russian history through an unlikely friendship between an old woman and a young man. Discussion will be facilitated by Museum Learning Manager Dr. Kelly McKay. Purchase a copy of the book from one of…

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Write to Political Prisoners in Russia (at the Germanic-American Institute)

Thursday, March 14 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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FREE

For two years Putin has imprisoned thousands of people in Russia who are protesting against the war in Ukraine. World Without Genocide, Russians Against War - Minnesota (RAW-MN), The Museum of Russian Art, and the Germanic-American Institute invite you join us to write letters to these prisoners who are standing up against injustice. This letter-writing initiative is being conducted in locations all over the world. Since our first event in May 2023, Minnesotans have written hundreds of letters and many have…

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Story Time in the Gallery

Saturday, March 16 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Every third Saturday of the month, TMORA hosts a free story time for families and kids in the Fireside Gallery. Join us to hear a story related to art and culture of the region, learn about artworks, and explore the museum with an interactive gallery hunt. Each child will leave with a take-and-create bag, so advance registration is required. Saturday, March 16 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM Recommended for ages 4-8, but all are welcome! FREE | Pre-registration for children…

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The Art of Pysanky with Kathleen Nepsha-Suchok-Eich

Saturday, March 16 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States

Kathleen Nepsha-Suchok-Eich, a local Ukrainian-American artist, will be in TMORA Shop on Saturday, March 16, demonstrating the centuries-old tradition of Pysanky egg painting.  The process is amazing to watch from the initial design drawing to the hollowing of the eggs, wax application and dipping in dye until colorful patterns are revealed.  Kathleen will begin at 11:00 AM and demonstrate until mid afternoon.  She will have her daughter and granddaughter working with her making it a special multi-generational event. The art…

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Free Night at TMORA

Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Each season of the year will bring you an opportunity to enjoy a free visit to TMORA and TMORA Shop. We invite you to join us Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Enjoy the galleries, shop, and bring friends! No pre-registration is required. All are welcome. As a special addition to the evening, the TMORA-affiliated women's folk performance group Nitka will perform several folk songs that have survived the ravages of time and patriarchal oppression. These centuries-old songs…

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SOLD OUT – Music and War: A History of Ukrainian Defiance | A Benefit Concert for Ukraine

Saturday, March 23 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$25

Please join us at The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) for a benefit concert by renowned concert pianist and Ukrainian music historian, Dr. Taras Filenko. Presented in partnership by The Museum of Russian Art, East-West Connections, Zerkalo - Russian-Speaking Media of MN, World Without Genocide, Russians Against War - Minnesota, and Russian Studies at Macalester College. Featuring Stephanie Arado, violin (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra). Net proceeds will benefit humanitarian aid to Ukraine through Alight, an international non-profit that takes a…

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Story Time in the Community (at Washburn Library)

Friday, March 29 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Join us at Washburn Library for a Story Time in the community! We’ll read Sasha's Matrioshka Dolls by Jana Dillon, then work on creating our own nesting doll design using a variety of materials. Friday, March 29 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Recommended for Pre-K through Grade 3, but all are welcome! FREE | Pre-registration for children is required through Hennepin County Library (link below) Materials provided REGISTER Featured Book: Sasha's Matrioshka Dolls by Jana Dillon Sasha and her grandfather live…

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April 2024

Opening – Anatoly Zverev: Under the Soviet Radar

Saturday, April 6 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you to join us in commemorating the opening of: Anatoly Zverev: Under the Soviet Radar Saturday, April 6 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Museum admission applies (Always FREE for TMORA Members) There will be remarks by the Museum's Curator, as well as live music and light refreshments.   ABOUT THE EXHIBITION The Museum of Russian Art presents an exhibition of more than thirty rare works by Anatoly Zverev, from the…

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Book Club: April

Tuesday, April 9 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join TMORA staff and fellow book lovers in the galleries on the second Tuesday of the month as we read and discuss contemporary novels with a connection to Russia. This month, we’ll read Alisa Ganieva's Bride and Groom, a novel about love and family in post-Soviet Russia. Discussion will be facilitated by Museum Learning Manager Dr. Kelly McKay. Purchase a copy of the book from one of the Twin Cities' many fabulous independent bookstores, borrow the book or ebook from…

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Strategic Alliances: Belarus and European Politics (at Wilder Foundation)

Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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FREE

Presented by Global Minnesota in partnership with East View Information Services, this free event is being held in-person at the Wilder Foundation and is open to everyone. Please register in advance (registration link below). Promotional sponsors are the Department of Russian Studies at Macalester, East-West Connections, the Minnesota International NGO Network, The Museum of Russian Art, and the United Nations Association of Minnesota. Ambassador Andrei Sannikov might be most well-known for his vocal criticism of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, but…

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“Zoran” – Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF)

Saturday, April 13 from 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
The Main Cinema, 115 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$15

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) is the largest annual celebration of international cinema in the region. MSPIFF43 features an exciting lineup of 200+ films from around the world, plus an exciting array of parties, panels, visiting filmmakers, and special guests. The Museum of Russian Art, in partnership with MSPIFF43, invites you to a special screening of Zoran, a documentary short featuring master sculptor Zoran Mojsilov, whose exhibition Zoran's Surrealist Sculptures is currently on view at the Museum.…

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Write to Political Prisoners in Russia (at Mount Zion Temple)

Sunday, April 14 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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For two years Putin has imprisoned thousands of people in Russia who are protesting against the war in Ukraine. World Without Genocide, Russians Against War - Minnesota (RAW-MN), The Museum of Russian Art, and Mount Zion Temple invite you join us to write letters to these prisoners who are standing up against injustice. This letter-writing initiative is being conducted in locations all over the world. Since our first event in May 2023, Minnesotans have written hundreds of letters and many have…

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Story Time in the Gallery

Saturday, April 20 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Every third Saturday of the month, TMORA hosts a free story time for families and kids in the Fireside Gallery. Join us to hear a story related to art and culture of the region, learn about artworks, and explore the museum with an interactive gallery hunt. Advance registration is required. Saturday, April 20 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM Recommended for ages 4-8, but all are welcome! FREE | Pre-registration for children is required. *Each story time session will be limited…

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Write to Political Prisoners in Russia (at Great River Regional Library, St. Cloud)

Saturday, April 20 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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FREE

For two years Putin has imprisoned thousands of people in Russia who are protesting against the war in Ukraine. World Without Genocide, Russians Against War - Minnesota (RAW-MN), The Museum of Russian Art, and Great River Regional Library invite you join us to write letters to these prisoners who are standing up against injustice. This letter-writing initiative is being conducted in locations all over the world. Since our first event in May 2023, Minnesotans have written hundreds of letters and…

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Celebrating Alexander Braginsky: A Night of Music at TMORA

Saturday, April 20 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$20 – $25

Join us in wishing renowned pianist and teacher Alexander Braginsky a very happy 80th birthday with a special concert at The Museum of Russian Art.   You'll enjoy an evening of piano music featuring former and current students of Professor Alexander Braginsky performing music by J.S. Bach, L. van Beethoven, M. Bruch, F. Chopin, D. Kabalevsky, F. Liszt, F. Mendelssohn, M. Ponte, F. Poulenc, S. Rachmaninoff, and R. Schumann.   Former Students (in alphabetical order): Brian Billion, Irina and Julia Elkina,…

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Anthony Ross and Denis Evstuhin in Concert

Sunday, April 21 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$30 – $35

Join us for one of the Museum's favorite annual traditions. Advance tickets are highly encouraged. Anthony Ross and Denis Evstuhin in Concert Anthony Ross, Minnesota Orchestra, Principal cello Denis Evstuhin, TMORA Curator of Classical Music, piano  Enjoy an evening of classical masterpieces in the beautiful main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art. The TMORA Shop and galleries will be open prior to and following the concert. Thank you to our generous sponsor, Schmitt Music. Tickets: Reserved Seating $35 |…

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May 2024

The Ukrainian Words Project

Friday, May 3
FREE

The Ukrainian Words Project April 29 - May 12, 2024   As part of the Worldwide Readings Project, Theatre Novi Most is bringing an evening of new play readings and Story Circles with members of the community to various locations across Minnesota. In an effort to uplift Ukrainian voices, each event presents an hour-long staged reading of newly commissioned plays by Ukrainian playwrights written since the war began in February 2022. The readings are followed by optional Story Circles, welcoming a collective processing…

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Zoran’s Fest on the 4th

Saturday, May 4 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$15

Come one, come all!  Enjoy a lively evening in the galleries with artist Zoran Mojsilov, renowned sculptor and local legend. Zoran's Fest on the 4th will feature live music by Soul Trouvère with openers Red Thread and Better Mistakes, delicious food by Gardens of Salonica - all amidst the surrealist sculptures of Zoran Mojsilov in the Main Gallery of TMORA.  It's a gallery party that is not to be missed! Many thanks to our sponsor, Moores Insurance Management, Inc. TICKETS:…

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Mobile Mini-Concert: Bach Society of Minnesota

Friday, May 10 from 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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You're invited to enjoy a mini-concert in the Main Gallery! At 3:15 PM, Bach Society of Minnesota will feature a performance at The Museum of Russian Art by Anita Rieder, flute. Museum admission applies. Always free for Members BECOME A MEMBER

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Crafts in the Community: Printmaking at Pearl Park Recreation Center

Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pearl Park Recreation Center, 414 E Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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FREE

Join TMORA Education staff at Pearl Park Recreation Center for a fun artmaking workshop. We'll look together at folk patterns and textiles from the TMORA collection, then use our patternmaking skills to design a reusable print. Open to ages 6-12. Free. Please register in advance. Saturday, May 11th - 10:00 - 11:00 AM This event takes place at Pearl Park Recreation Center (414 E Diamond Lake Rd). Presented in collaboration with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. REGISTER

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Vintage and Used Book Sale

Monday, May 13 - Sunday, May 19
TMORA Shop, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Don't miss TMORA Shop's vintage and used book sale! Featuring over 300 titles, including art, history, Russian language, literature and rare Soviet edition books. May 13 - 19. In-store only. If you're only visiting TMORA Shop, there is no admission fee. (We hope you'll come back and enjoy the galleries some other time, though!) Do you have books you'd like to donate? Contact Chris Seberson, Asst. Director of Retail: [email protected], 612-821-9045  

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Book Club: May

Tuesday, May 14 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join TMORA staff and fellow book lovers in the galleries on the second Tuesday of the month as we read and discuss contemporary literature with a connection to Russia. This month, we’ll read Polina Barskova's Living Pictures, a genre-hopping collection of short stories by an author who's also a scholar of the siege of Leningrad. Discussion will be facilitated by Museum Learning Manager Dr. Kelly McKay. Purchase a copy of the book from one of the Twin Cities’ many fabulous…

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In Search of Russian Literature’s Charming Rotten Scoundrels – Dr. Anna Barker

Thursday, May 16 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$5 – $12

Join us at The Museum of Russian Art for a presentation by Dr. Anna Barker (University of Iowa): In Search of Russian Literature's Charming Rotten Scoundrels: Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Lermontov's The Hero of Our Time, and Turgenev's Fathers and Sons 2024 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Lord Byron, the creator of the alienated, cynical, and absolutely irresistible characters who to this day bear his name, Byronic. Emerging out of the initial thrill of the French Revolution of…

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Yoga in the Gallery

Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$20
Wooden sculptures in the Main Gallery of the museum

Inspired by Zoran Mojsilov's Yoga Poses, we invite you to join us in the Main Gallery for a gentle yoga practice. Led by Museum Guide and yoga instructor Ramaa Bhasin, we'll flow through an inspiring and meditative practice in the tranquil TMORA galleries, surrounded by artwork. Your ticket includes a 45 minute yoga flow, post-yoga tea, and admission to the museum afterward. Please bring your own mat, wear comfortable clothing you can move in, and be prepared to remove your shoes.…

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Story Time in the Gallery

Saturday, May 18 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Every third Saturday of the month, TMORA hosts a free story time for families and kids in the Fireside Gallery. Join us to hear a story by a Russian author and/or related to art and culture of the region, learn about artworks, and explore the museum with an interactive gallery hunt. Advance registration is required. Saturday, May 18 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM Recommended for ages 4-8, but all are welcome! FREE | Pre-registration for children is required. *Each story…

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Dance in the Galleries: Alexandra Bodnarchuk and Zoran’s Surrealist Sculptures

Saturday, May 18 from 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Performances at Noon, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM Join us for a unique experience in the museum as one remarkable local artist activates the work of another. Choreographer Alexandra Bodnarchuk presents a short original work she created in conversation with the sculptures of Zoran Mojsilov’s exhibition, Dry Neck of the Pig and Other Curios. This program explores the concept of dance as embodied gallery interpretation, inviting museum visitors to experience a different mode of engagement with visual art. Performances will take…

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