Currently, there are two exhibits that are getting very positive reviews, The Body in Soviet Art, which some of you have seen and Ukranian Textiles, that just opened. I was able to walk through the exhibit when they were setting up and a couple of times again and I can tell that as someone who can't sew a decent hem, this exhibit will leave you astounded at the skill and creativity that went into the items on display. When I ask visitors how the liked the exhibit the comment is always "amazing." or "wonderful."
As many of you know I have had a long relationship with The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) both as a visitor and volunteer. Our group has seen many excellent exhibits led by some of the best docents around. They
spend hours researching each exhibit and it shows every time we have a tour. The other thing I can say for sure is that our group is really liked by every docent and the staff, Because of that we are able to have this very special evening, the main focus will be on the textile exhibit, but the whole museum will be open. This is not going to be an ordinary tour. The objects on display are drawn from the expansive folk art collection of Susan Johnson. Our tour will be led by Marie, who works for the Johnson's and helped with the installation of the exhibit. Her knowledge of both exhibits is extensive. She is always willing and able to answer questions. the evening will also be hosted by Michelle Massey, the museum's Events director. Besides the tour, we will be treated to Russian tea and treats. Because this is a special event, the admission is a little higher than usual, the charge for members is $15.00 and nonmembers is $18.00. To be collected at the museum, It will definitely be worth it. We can have up to 20 people. Doors will open at 6:30 and the tour will start at 7:00.
VILLAGE WARDROBES: TRADITIONAL DRESS FROM WESTERN AND CENTRAL UKRAINE
This exhibit provides a fascinating overview of traditional clothing from ten different ethnographic regions in Ukraine. Dating from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, the folk dress on display gives a glimpse into Ukraine’s rich regional clothing traditions. The exhibition highlights the remarkable variety of Ukrainian ethnic attire and the outstanding quality and detail of these homemade garments. An important part of the exhibition is a unique selection of costume accessories including period jewelry, belts, shoes, bags, head coverings, and more, displayed together with the outfits.