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Art Exhibit


Chagall: Colour and Music

Jan 28 to Jun 11 in Montreal, AL [more info]

Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and initiated by the Philharmonie de Paris – Musée de la musique, and La Piscine – Musée d’art et d’industrie André Diligent, Roubaix, with the support of the Chagall Estate, this large-scale multidisciplinary exhibition explores, for the first time, the importance of music for Marc Chagall (1887-1985). The exhibition presents 400 works – paintings, sculptures, maquettes, gouaches, stained glass windows, photographs, films, costumes and puppets – many of which are little known by the public.

Date(s): January 28, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Time(s): Varies
Location:
1380, Sherbrooke Street O
Montreal, AL
CAN
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Price: $20
Contact phone: (514) 285-2000
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The Siege of Leningrad

Feb 18 to Jun 04 in Minneapolis, MN [more info]

A multimedia presentation of one of the most tragic events of WWII – the 900-day siege of Leningrad in 1941-1944. The exhibition will focus on the city’s struggle and survival through photographs, films, maps, and stories of the war period. It will highlight both the gruesome side of the war and the life-affirming effort of the people who lived through the horrible ordeal.

Date(s): February 18, 2016 to June 04, 2017
Time(s): Daily
Location:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
USA
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Price: $7.00
Contact phone: (612) 821-9045
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Art of Valerian Formozov: Visions of the Russian Heartland

Oct 08 to Feb 26 in Minneapolis, MN [more info]

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. Works on display in the Mezzanine Gallery are drawn from the Raymond and Susan Johnson collection of Russian art, as well as the private collection of Leon Frid and Ellen Garbo, and other private collections.

Date(s): October 08, 2016 to February 26, 2017
Time(s): Daily
Location:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
USA
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Price: $7.00
Contact phone: (612) 821-9045
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Unknown Fabergé: New Finds and Rediscoveries

Oct 08 to Feb 26 in Minneapolis, MN [more info]

On loan from private collections to The Museum of Russian Art, the exhibition will feature more than 50 Faberge works. Many of these have Imperial provenances. Among them are: A silver and palisander bell push which once adorned the tea table in the summer palace of Nicholas II never before exhibited; an enameled lily of the valley brooch given by Alexandra Feodorovna to a close family friend; and the enameled egg cufflinks given to Nicholas II for Easter from his Mother. The Faberge on view will be exhibited in the context of their provenance and role in society at that time.

Date(s): October 08, 2016 to February 26, 2017
Time(s): Daily
Location:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
USA
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Price: $7.00
Contact phone: (612) 821-9045
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Born in the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth

Mar 04 to Sep 10 in Minneapolis, MN [more info]

The exhibition Born in the USSR: Paintings of Childhood and Youth will present approximately sixty works created during the last three decades of the Soviet era. Portrayals of schoolchildren in uniforms, Young Pioneers with ever-present red ties, working children, and more, will uncover the rich story of the visual representations of childhood during the Soviet era. The exhibition will focus on diverse interpretation of what it was to be a Soviet child, developed by Soviet artists. The works on display will be drawn from several private collections, predominantly the Ray Johnson Collection, as well as the permanent collection of The Museum of Russian Art.

Date(s): March 04, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Time(s): Daily
Location:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
USA
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Price: $7.00
Contact phone: (612) 821-9045
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The Ecology of Being: Approaches to Landscape

Mar 01 to Jul 31 in New Brunswick, NJ [more info]

The Ecology of Being considers engagements with nature in Soviet nonconformist art, particularly in the museum’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection. Focusing on the period between the thaw and perestroika, the exhibition seeks to examine how artists responded to and revised existing frameworks for understanding and representing the natural world as sustained in Soviet Realist aesthetics.

Date(s): March 01, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Time(s): visit website
Location:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
USA
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Price: Free
Contact phone: 848-932-7237
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Nikita Fedosov, Russia's Legend

Oct 23 to Mar 15 in Charles City, VA [more info]

Nikita Fedosov should be recognized as the most talented 20th century landscape painter of the 20th century. The magic of Fedosov's works grow on one. They contain all of the classical difficult to achieve effects: unity, form in space, intense feeling, remarkable use of color, harmony, lovely subtleness and a lack of unrealistic contrast.

Date(s): October 23, 2016 to March 15, 2017
Time(s): daily
Location:
Lazare Gallery
4641 Kimages Wharf Road
Charles City, VA 23030
USA
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Film


Eugene Onegin

Sep 01 to Jun 01 in , NY [more info]

Stage Russia HD opens it’s inaugural season with a live filmed production of the Vakhtangov Theatre's magical "Eugene Onegin" a newly reimagined version of the Alexander Pushkin poem created and directed by renowned director, Rimas Tuminas. "Eugene Onegin" is the first of 8 filmed plays from the stages of Moscow's most venerable theaters that will run from September 2016 to June 2017. Other productions include The Moscow Art Theatre's "The Cherry Orchard", featuring Renata Litvinova, plus works from Russia's great stage directors, Kama Ginkas, Sergey Zhenovach and Yury Butusov. Stage Russia performances can be seen in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, NYC, San Francisco and many others. For information on the program and a link to cities and venues participating in this series, please visit stagerussia.com. All productions are in Russian with English subtitles.

Date(s): September 01, 2016 to June 01, 2017
Time(s): Varies
Location:
Filmed Broadcast of Vakhtangov Theatre Performance
Cinemas Across the US
USA
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Filmed Broadcast of the Vakhtangov Theatre's Eugene Onegin

Sep 01 to Jun 01 in , NY [more info]

Stage Russia HD opens it’s inaugural season with a live filmed production of the Vakhtangov Theatre's magical "Eugene Onegin" a newly reimagined version of the Alexander Pushkin poem created and directed by renowned director, Rimas Tuminas. "Eugene Onegin" is the first of 8 filmed plays from the stages of Moscow's most venerable theaters that will run from September 2016 to June 2017. Other productions include The Moscow Art Theatre's "The Cherry Orchard", featuring Renata Litvinova, plus works from Russia's great stage directors, Kama Ginkas, Sergey Zhenovach and Yury Butusov. Stage Russia performances can be seen in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, NYC, San Francisco and many others. For information on the program and a link to cities and venues participating in this series, please visit www.stagerussia.com. All productions are in Russian with English subtitles.

Date(s): September 01, 2016 to June 01, 2017
Time(s): Varies
Location:
Cinemas Across the US
USA
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The Black Monk

Mar 02 to May 30 in New York, NY [more info]

Based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, THE BLACK MONK tells the tragic tale of philosophy student Andrey Vasil'ich Kovrin. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kovrin decides to visit his childhood friend Tanya Pesotsky at the estate of her father. As he and Tanya develop a relationship and eventually marry, a black monk of legend begins appearing to Kovrin in visions. Though these hallucinations at first imbue the young man with joy and energy, they eventually lead to his ruin.

Kama Ginkas’ dramatization of Chekhov’s story for The Moscow Young Generation Theater has become a theatre sensation. The show has won the Grand Prix and the Critics’ Prize for Best Production at the Baltic House international theater festival in St. Petersburg.

An HD filmed performance from Moscow's Young Generation Theatre. Presented in Russian with English subtitles.

Date(s): March 02, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Time(s): Various
Location:
Nationwide
New York, NY
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Music


Two Imperial Icons

Oct 15 to May 14 in Clinton, MA [more info]

These two important Imperial Presentation icons by Faberge and Kurliukov, were created as gifts for the 1908 wedding of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the Younger (1890-1958) to Prince Willem of Sweden, Duke of Sodermanland. The “Feodorovskaya Mother of God” by Faberge, was a gift from the St. Petersburg Nobility Assembly, and an icon of the “Image Made Without Hands” by Kurliukov in the pan-Slavic style, was a gift from the Moscow Merchants’ Association.

These two icons represent the differences in style and political intentions of the two groups of donors. Gifts to Russian Grand Duchesses were known for their extravagance.

Date(s): October 15, 2016 to May 14, 2017
Time(s): Daily
Location:
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
Clinton, MA 01510
USA
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Price: $10
Contact phone: 978.598.5000
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Hold Fools to Wonder Workers: Saints of the Orthodox Faith

Nov 19 to Feb 26 in Clinton, MA [more info]

Holy Fools to Wonder Workers will feature 30 icons from the Museum’s collection that are not regularly on view. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to explore different types of saints celebrated by the Orthodox Church, from Prophets of the Old Testament to the Monastics living in rural Russia. Popular saints such as Nicholas and George will be shown alongside those who are lesser known but equally fascinating figures. There is Simeon the Stylite, who lived for many years atop a pillar, and Saint Mary of Egypt, a repentant sinner who lived alone in the deserts of Egypt.

Saints play an integral role in the Orthodox Church: they serve as models of Christianity and are believed to function as intercessors, forming a link between the secular world and the holy. In the early days of Christianity saints included biblical figures, Church leaders, and the growing ranks of passionate Christians who willingly died for their faith. As the Church grew, people were remembered for their great piety and works of faith.

A saint is recognized within a localized region long before the Holy Synod and Hierarch begin the formal process of Glorification, also called Canonization. The Glorification process involves an investigation of the holy person’s life, any of their writings, and of any miracles attributed to them. After this process, the life of the saint is officially recorded, an icon is created, and an annual Feast Day is set, often the date of the saint’s death.

Each day of the Liturgical Year commemorates several saints; some are celebrated internationally while others are only remembered in small communities. Monarchs and peasants, warriors and monks alike have found places in the lists of the Church and the hearts of the faithful.

Date(s): November 19, 2016 to February 26, 2017
Time(s): Daily
Location:
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
Clinton, MA 01510
USA
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Price: $10
Contact phone: 978.598.5000
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Pondering Mary: Her Life Through Icons

Mar 11 to May 21 in Clinton, MA [more info]

This exhibit will explore Mary’s life as portrayed in icons; how her relationship with her Son has defined her; and how the Russian people have viewed her complex role in salvation.

Mary’s role in Christianity grew out of her role as Jesus’ mother. As early Christians tried to figure out who Jesus was and how he related to God, they also began asking questions about Mary: If Jesus was entirely divine from the beginning of his life on earth—as the Council of Nicaea declared in 325—then how was Mary Jesus’ mother? Did she only give birth to the human Jesus? Or did she also give birth to the divine Jesus, the Son of God?

Over the centuries as Western devotion to her grew, Mary became important in her own right, apart from her Son. She gained titles as Co-Redemptrix and Queen of Heaven. Specific devotions to her, such as the Rosary, came into being. As her cult grew in strength, Western pictures of her began to see her not as mature woman but as a slim, young woman with flowing hair, who was both sweet and compassionate, with a demure humility.

In the East, however, the Virgin never attained a cult apart from her Son. As you will see in these icons, seldom is she portrayed without some relationship to Christ. From the beginning, she was portrayed as one in full possession of her powers. She is never portrayed as the young, adoring mother so often found on our Christmas cards. Rather she is a woman who has born life and death, seen joy and grief, and has “pondered all these things in her heart.”

Reverend Chris Visminis curated this exhibit. She is an ordained Episcopal Minister, holds a B. A. in theology from Duquesne University, and a M. A. in theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Date(s): March 11, 2017 to May 21, 2017
Time(s): Daily
Location:
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
Clinton, MA 01510
USA
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Price: $10
Contact phone: 978.598.5000
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