Surreal Promenade – Sergei Isupov

A dog with a human hand for a body, a chameleon with a human profile, and a pensive bear drinking a friendly cup with a soldier:  these are some examples of the creatures that inhabit the universe of Sergei Isupov, the Russian born, Massachusetts based sculptor and painter. Exploring painterly figure-ground relationships , Isupov creates surreal porcelain […] Read More

The Body in Soviet Art

The Museum of Russian Art presents a new exhibition: The Body in Soviet Art, drawn from the renowned Raymond and Susan Johnson collection of Russian 20th century paintings.  The Body in Soviet Art examines the depictions of the human form in Soviet art, featuring more than fifty works created in the 1950s-1970s.  Representations of the […] Read More

Winter Holidays in Russia

Winter Holidays in Russia Spanning a century of Russian winter holiday traditions, our seasonal exhibition features a remarkable selection of several hundred tree ornaments and other holiday items. The festive artifacts present Grandfather Frost, the Snow Maiden, Baba Yaga, and more.  Memory keepers, tree ornaments reflect changes in holiday celebrations during Russia’s turbulent 20th century.  Taking part […] Read More

“Learning how to move like a Russian” – Star Tribune 9.10.18

Children attended an interactive experience with Moscow Ballet Ballerina, Bogdana Kopiy, at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. The children explored movement with Kopiy and learned a Russian folk dance, listened to the story of the Great Russian Nutcracker, and did craft projects as part of the event. The […] Read More

A Country in Porcelain: Figurines from the Soviet Era

A Country in Porcelain: Figurines from the Soviet Era Featuring  over eighty rare porcelain pieces, this exhibition presents three-dimensional artworks produced by Soviet porcelain  factories in Leningrad, Dulevo, Verbilki, and other regional centers.. Deftly painted figurines of Soviet Red Army soldiers, revolutionary sailors, collective farmers, children, and more recreate a diminutive replica of a country that […] Read More