The Museum of Russian Art just keeps bring us one amazing exhibit after another. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this is one of my favorite art museums. Everything is done right and the docents are excellent. This new multi-media exhibit has us looking into another aspect of Russian life that for many years was prohibited by the government. Be sure to read the Star Tribune’s review of this exhibit by clicking here (http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/189251811.html)! The admission for this tour is $10.00. We will collect the payment from each person and will make one payment for the group. Please be there by 2:45 so we can start our tour promptly at 3:00.
Since many of us have see both the current Tenth Anniversary and the Icon exhibits, I have requested that our docents focus our tour on the new exhibit. There will be plenty of time after our tour for those who would like to view or revisit them. This format worked out very well for us last time and those on the tour appreciated being able to learn more about the work on display. I have scheduled a second tour date for this exhibit for March 30th @ 10:30am. That date will be posted separately. Please sign up for only one date unless you really plan to come twice, which is perfectly fine.
Concerning the Spiritual in Russian Art, 1965-2011
The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) will present an original exhibition from the US-based Kolodzei Art Foundation, bringing together a selection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and installations by Soviet and Post-Soviet artists.
The selection explores aspects of spiritual expression in the Soviet Union and Russia from the 1960s to the present.
The title for the exhibition is derived from Wassily Kandinsky’s book Concerning the Spiritual in Art of 1911, one of the 20th centuries most influential books on art theory.
Featuring 70 works of art, including Anatolii Slepyshev, Francisco Infante, Valeri Pianov, Petr Pushkarev, Valentina Lebedeva and more, this exhibition explores the way many Soviet and Post-Soviet artists transcended the anti-religious stance of the government by basing their art upon forbidden religious themes. Touching on aspects of cultural tolerance and coexistence, as well as artistic and religious consciousness, this exhibition covers spiritual and religious themes in nonconformist and Post-Soviet art.
It has been our tradition to head over to Moscow on the Hill in St. Paul. So let's plan to do that again. The food and service are both very good and so is the conversation. I hope many of you will join us. I will send out the address before our tour date. Anyone is welcome to join us, even if you don't go on the tour.
TMORA is located right off the Diamond Lake Road exit on Hwy 35W. Parking is allowed in the church parking lot directly across from the museum. There is also plenty of on street parking.