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A Spring Serenade of Russian and Ukrainian Music and Song
April 17, 2019
A Spring Serenade of Russian and Ukrainian Music and Song

The Atlanta Balalaika Society Orchestra will perform a program of Russian and Ukrainian folk melodies with soprano Irina Petrik and domra virtuoso Angelina Galashenkova-Reed.

Tags: music, balalaika
Oleg Butman & Natalia Smirnova Trio
April 11, 2019
Oleg Butman & Natalia Smirnova Trio

On Stage At Kingsborough closes its 2018-2019 season with the chance to experience the most electric musical couple on the Russian jazz scene, as part of the Jazz At The Lighthouse series.

Tags: butman, jazz
Jacques' Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection
January 25, 2019
Jacques' Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection

Jacques Hnizdovsky's art expressed his capacity for joy, humor, and hope, most often in of animals from the Bronx Zoo, and has been widely recognized and beloved for over half a century. This exhibition presents a single collection of Hnizdovsky prints (woodcuts, linocuts, and etchings), as well as one of his paintings, which are rarely seen.

Tags: animals, exhibit, art
Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey
March 29, 2019
Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey

A new mini-exhibition of trays and boxes painted in the traditional Zhostovo-style will be on view in the lobby at the Museum of Russian Icons through October 20.  These treasures are created by American decorative painter and teacher Tricia Joiner, and Zhostovo Master Painter Vyacheslav (Slava) Letkov.

Tags: zhostovo, exhibit, art
Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge
March 26, 2019
Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge

Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge is the artist’s first museum retrospective in the United States. Nakhova stands apart both from the first generation of Moscow conceptualists and from her younger peers. Unlike many of her colleagues, in whose works the narrative or textual component plays a prominent role, Nakhova draws on the visual and cultural dimensions of her dialogue with art history for the conceptual content of her work.

Surreal Promenade
March 20, 2019
Surreal Promenade

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.

Tags: TMORA, art
The Body in Soviet Art
March 20, 2019
The Body in Soviet Art

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 human body have varied over time and across cultures.  Soviet art placed a unique emphasis on the working body as part of a Soviet collective.

Washington Balalaika Society 30th Anniversary Concert
March 20, 2019
Washington Balalaika Society 30th Anniversary Concert

The Washington Balalaika Society will celebrate its 30th anniversary with three world-class domra virtuosi, a master of the balalaika, a brilliant and talented conductor and an orchestra of sixty musicians.

Tags: concert, music, balalaika
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: The Centennial
March 20, 2019
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: The Centennial

Celebrating on of 20th-century most prolific composers with a rare performance of his 24 Cello Preludes along with Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition.

Tags: cello
Washington Balalaika Society 30th Anniversary Concert
March 20, 2019
Washington Balalaika Society 30th Anniversary Concert

The Washington Balalaika Society will celebrate its 30th anniversary with three world-class domra virtuosi, a master of the balalaika, a brilliant and talented conductor and an orchestra of sixty musicians.

Tags: concert, music, balalaika
2019 Spring Gala
March 19, 2019
2019 Spring Gala

American Ballet Theatre's 2019 Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 20 will pay tribute to the 10th Anniversary year of Alexei Ratmansky as ABT Artist in Residence.

Tags: ratmansky, dance, ballet
Rachmaninoff, Borodin & Shostakovich Piano Trios
March 19, 2019
Rachmaninoff, Borodin & Shostakovich Piano Trios

The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present Rachmaninov, Borodin & Shostakovich Piano Trios Featuring: Natalia Moiseeva, violin; Tanya Remenikova, cello; Denis Evstuhin, piano.

Tags: music, classical
Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane
January 25, 2019
Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane

The Sacred in the Profane offers a survey of Simun’s unique capacity to find forms that appear in ancient art and Christian iconography in molded plastic and other consumer objects since his arrival to the United States from Russia in the early 1980s.

Tags: exhibit, art
UW Russian Folk Orchestra Spring 2019 Concert
January 16, 2019
UW Russian Folk Orchestra Spring 2019 Concert

The University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra, now in its 22nd season, presents its annual Spring Concert.

Eduard Gorokhovsky:  From Siberia to Moscow
Eduard Gorokhovsky: From Siberia to Moscow

Eduard Gorokhovsky: From Siberia to Moscow, Selected Works on Paper from the Kolodzei Art Foundation, features selected drawings from the 1960s and early 1970s by prominent Russian artist Eduard Gorokhovsky (1929-2004) while he was living and working in Novosibirsk and artist's prints and drawings from his Moscow period.

Tags: art
Gallery Tour: The Mother of God in Russian Icons
Gallery Tour: The Mother of God in Russian Icons

Docent Jim Flynn offers a closer look at the Museum's collection of icons of the Virgin Mary, and their presentation and significance in Russian culture and religion, from the coming of Christianity in the 10th century to post-Soviet Russia in the 21st.

Tags: icons
Iconography: A Living Tradition
Iconography: A Living Tradition

Using recently completed icons inspired by ancient prototypes, Iconographer Maureen McCormick will explore the constraints of tradition, the limits of self-expression, and the role of free will in the creative process of a 21st century iconographer.

Tags: icons
Lecture and Weaving Demo with Rabbit Goody
Lecture and Weaving Demo with Rabbit Goody

Rabbit Goody, PhD, will discuss how Ukrainian rushnyky relate to a larger historic precedent of using specific textiles for traditional ceremonial and cultural purposes. She will demonstrate part of the technique of weaving a rushnyk on a loom.

Tags: art, weaving
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag

This gripping documentary draws a straight line from the Great Terror unleashed by Joseph Stalin from 1929 until his death in 1953 to the current desire to cover over and forget this monumental abuse of human rights.

Tags: film, gulag
Tea Room Talk: Samovars in Russian Culture
Tea Room Talk: Samovars in Russian Culture

The samovar is an essential part of Russian life. Let us sit by the samovar, enjoying tea and Russian sweets while we explore the samovar's history in Russia, as well as the culture of taking tea in Russia. We will also learn the meaning the Russian proverb "Don't go to Tula City with your own samovar."

 

Tags: tea, samovar

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