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January 2018

TMORA After-Hours Tour Series: The Life of a Sacred Icon

Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00 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! We are happy to continue our series of docent-led specialty tours that will 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! Reserve in advance as space is limited.   TMORA After-Hours Tour Series:  The Life of a Sacred Icon Led by TMORA Docent, Marie Grubisich Icons hold a prominent place in Russian Orthodox faith, from the…

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February 2018

Lenin on the Train – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, February 10 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

  Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 10:30am |  The Museum of Russian Art Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale Led by Ruth Ann Benson, TMORA Docent Registration opens January 13, 2018.   REGISTER HERE This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II’s abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away, exiled in Zurich. When the news reached him, Lenin immediately…

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Roosevelt and the Russians: The Legacy of the Last 100 Days

Friday, February 23 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

The Museum of Russian Art and the Russian-American Business and Culture Council (RABCC) are pleased to invite you to: Roosevelt and the Russians: The Legacy of the Last 100 Days A Presentation by Dr. David Woolner Friday, February 23, 2018  |  6:30pm This event is FREE to the public.  Please register in advance to reserve a seat: REGISTER HERE Presenting extensive research from his recently published monograph, “The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace,” David Woolner will be…

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Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

Saturday, February 24 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

REGISTER The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) and a consortium of Minnesota colleges and universities will host the fifth annual Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium. This event will take place in connection with Russian Sacred Art: Connecting Heaven and Earth. This exhibition at TMORA brings together more than fifty 19th century icons and other religious objects. Undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines with an interest in the history and culture of Russia will participate.   The planning committee…

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March 2018

Ukrainian Egg Painting by Kathleen Eich

Saturday, March 3 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Free – $10

Learn about the colorful folk art of pysanky, Ukrainian egg-painting. Artist Kathleen Eich will demonstrate the traditional technique using beeswax and dyes at the TMORA Museum Store inside The Museum of Russian Art from 12:00-3:00pm on March 3rd, 2018. The demonstration and admission to the gift shop is free*.  No pre-registration is required to attend this demonstration.  Join us! * Museum admission applies in order to see the current exhibits.   Museum Admission: Adults: $10 Seniors 65+: $8 Children 14+ and…

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Opening Reception – The Art of Leon Hushcha: Balancing Act

Saturday, March 10 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Join us in celebrating the opening of The Art of Leon Hushcha: Balancing Act at The Museum of Russian Art with a reception featuring live music by A Ghost Revival and a cash bar.   Saturday, March 10th, 2018  |  6:30-8:30pm RSVP Leon Hushcha’s solo exhibition at TMORA delves into the work of the Minneapolis-based artist whose bold polychromatic visualizations have earned much recognition regionally and nationally.  Bringing together Hushcha’s early and recent paintings, as well as his figurative and abstract works, the show presents an…

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Opening Reception – Art in Conflict

Saturday, March 17 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

Join us in celebrating the opening of Art in Conflict at The Museum of Russian Art with a reception in the galleries.  A cash bar will be provided for your enjoyment. Saturday, March 17th  |  6:30-8:30pm RSVP Art in Conflict presents approximately forty Soviet-era works drawn exclusively from the permanent collection of The Museum of Russian Art. Juxtaposing non-conformist and Socialist Realist approaches, the display unfolds conflicting perspectives that dominated the multifaceted and volatile art scene of the final Soviet decades. Arranged as…

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The Romanov Bride – Member Book Discussion Series

Saturday, March 24 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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FREE

The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander Led by Wendi Sott, TMORA Docent This is a free event.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. CLICK TO REGISTER Book groups and historical fiction buffs have made Robert Alexander's two previous novels word-of-mouth favorites and national bestsellers. Set against a backdrop of Imperial Russia's twilight, The Romanov Bride has the same enduring appeal. The Grand Duchess Elisavyeta's story begins like a fairy tale-a German princess renowned for her beauty and kind heart marries the…

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The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Its Legacy a Century Later

Monday, March 26 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$35

The Museum of Russian Art, in collaboration with St. John's University, is pleased to invite you to The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Its Legacy a Century Later Join SJU President, Michael Hemesath, University Chair of Critical Thinking, Professor Nick Hayes, and Director of The Museum of Russian Art, Vladimir von Tsurikov for an in-depth conversation on the legacy of the Russia Revolution moderated by MPR’s Gary Eichten. Together they will examine what we have learned about politics, economics…

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April 2018

Julian Gargiulo in Concert

Thursday, April 5 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 please to present, as a part of the TMORA Classical Music Series, Julian Gargiulo in Concert Join us in the main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art for an exciting concert by pianist, composer, and recording artist, Julian Gargiulo.  A charming and dynamic artist, he has performed all over the world to both public and critical acclaim.  The evening will include works from the classical repertoire, several tango transcriptions, as well as some…

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Music at the Museum: An SPCO Trio at The Museum of Russian Art

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

The Museum of Russian Art, in collaboration with The Friends of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, invite you to a special recital featuring SPCO musicians: Ruggero Allifranchini (violin), Maiya Papach (viola), and Julie Albers (cello). The program will include Beethoven's String Trio Op.9 No.1 in G Major. The performance will take place in the beautiful main gallery of the museum. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Come early and visit the museum exhibits. A cash bar will be available for your…

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Art of Vodka III

Thursday, April 26 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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$55 – $75

Join us for a remarkable tasting event at the Museum of Russian Art The galleries of The Museum of Russian Art will transform into an incredible tasting experience featuring spirit and cocktail tastings from local distilleries and vodkas, delicious food, VIP specialty cocktail experience, music, and FUN.  You'll be immersed in the Russian tradition of zakuski (a bite and a shot)!  We hope you'll join us! Proceeds benefit the mission of The Museum of Russian Art  BUY TICKETS Featuring: BĒT…

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May 2018

A Conversation with Sergey Mironenko, Head of Research, State Archive of the Russian Federation

Thursday, May 31 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 invites you to - A Conversation with Sergey Mironenko, Head of Research, State Archive of the Russian Federation Sergei Mironenko is a prominent historian and Head of Research of the State Archive of the Russian Federation. Born in 1951 into the family of a history professor and a pediatrician, Mironenko earned his advanced degrees in Russian history from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has taught at several institutions of higher learning, and since 2006…

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June 2018

Days of Russian Culture at The Museum of Russian Art

Wednesday, June 6 from 6:00 pm - Sunday, June 10 from 9:00 pm
TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Please join us for the celebration of “Days of Russian Culture” at The Museum of Russian Art. As an annual tradition, TMORA will host an array of public and private events celebrating Russian Culture. The greatest Russian poet, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin was born on June 6, a day that was widely used in the Russian diaspora to celebrate Days of Russian Culture.  This date also marks the “Day of Russian language” in Russia.  The celebration will also conclude with a…

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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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