The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
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The Museum of Russian Art 5500 Stevens Ave Minneapolis, MN 55419

10219 sq ft

Since 2002, The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) has served as the Twin Cities’ window to Russian art, history, and culture. Our mission: Education, Enlightenment and Engagement through the Art of Russia. It is a member-supported 501(c)3 non-profit since 2005, we are dedicated to introducing museum goers to various Russian art, history, and culture.

Through the universal language of art, visitors to TMORA explore new and unique perspectives on Russia, a country with a recorded history that spans over one thousand years. Recognizing the importance of educating current and future generations about Russian art and related cultures, TMORA’s exhibitions are designed to provide our guests with an opportunity to examine important artistic achievements and historical events through the works of the region’s most esteemed artists.

Housed in a beautifully renovated historic building, the Museum’s multi-level galleries provide a tranquil and intimate setting for TMORA’s exhibitions and educational events. We look forward to welcoming you to The Museum of Russian Art, a cultural venue like no other.

 

Exhibits

UNKNOWN FABERGE: NEW FINDS AND RE-DISCOVERIES

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Sunday, February 26, 2017

The exhibition will feature a rich array of objects produced by the Fabergé jewelry firm in the late 19th–early 20th century. A leading supplier to the Russian Imperial Court, the House of Fabergé was active between 1842 and 1917. The exhibition reveals the art of Fabergé through more than eighty beautifully crafted pieces, many of them previously unknown. Distinguished by classic elegance and exquisite workmanship, Fabergé’s renowned works made abundant use of gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones, as well as colorful enamels.

 

IMPERIAL IMAGES IN ETCHINGS AND LITHOGRAPHS

Fireside Gallery, October 8, 2016 – February 26, 2017

Intended to supplement the exhibition UNKNOWN FABERGE: New Finds and Rediscoveries, the display showcases a selection of etchings and lithographs from a private American collection. The display gives Minnesotan audiences the opportunity to view rare depictions of the members of the Romanov Dynasty, made by their contemporaries.

 

ART OF VALERIAN FORMOZOV: VISIONS OF THE RUSSIAN HEARTLAND

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Sunday, February 26, 2017

The solo exhibition of Valerian Formozov’s paintings is part of The Museum of Russian Art’s Russian 20th Century Masters series, featuring more than forty paintings by the artist. The exhibition provides a broad view of the artist’s remarkable painting oeuvre. Inspired by the Russian countryside, Formozov’s works reveal a unique artistic vocabulary. His exploration of tonal relationships instills his landscapes and portraits of villagers with a distinctive quality, marvelously capturing the feeling and energy of the Russian countryside.

 

WINTER HOLIDAYS IN RUSSIA

Lower Gallery, November 19, 2016 – January 22, 2017

The exhibition Winter Holidays in Russia uncovers the rich story of the country’s winter holiday traditions, from the late Imperial period to the present. Drawing upon the collections of Kim Balaschak and Susan Johnson, the exhibition presents a remarkable selection of over two hundred holiday ornaments and related materials.