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Events Calendar

The Russian Life Events Calendar is your first stop for finding Russophile-related events in the US and around the world. Have an event to share? Use our submission form to give us all the details of your event and we will add it to our database.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, Massachusetts | September 22, 2018

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

Faces of Change: Artistic Expression by Natalia Berglund

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN | August 25, 2018 to September 23, 2018

Minneapolis-based artist, Natalia Berglund’s solo exhibition at TMORA, presents a fresh perspective on one of art’s oldest genres. This exhibition attempts to forge links between the past and present by fusing elements of the traditional Russian religious icon with modern glamour and sensual portraiture that is omnipresent in today’s culture.

Nevermore: Leonid Lamm, Selected Works

Zimmerli Art Museum | New Brunswick, NJ | March 03, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Leonid Lamm (1928–2017) was one of the most surprising and versatile artists in the history of Soviet nonconformist and contemporary Russian-American art. He was one of the first Soviet nonconformist artists to create assemblages, and moreover, he played with the complex nature of the written word long before the advent of Sots art.

Icons of the Hellenic World

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | June 22, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Icons of the Hellenic World comes from one of the finest collections of Greek icons in the nation. The exhibition delves deeply into the Hellenic world through the lens of this extraordinary collection of icons and related artifacts from the 11th century to the modern era. The reception will include opening remarks by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, tours of the exhibition, and Greek wine and appetizers.

The Art of Alexander Gassel

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | May 20, 2018 to January 06, 2019

Contemporary paintings of Russian-American artist and designer Alexander Gassel. Blending the avant-garde with traditional Russian iconography, combining ancient symbols with contemporary subjects, Gassel creates surrealist works that reflect his cultural heritage alongside his experience of life in America.

Mosaic Icon Exhibition by Oksana Prokopenko

Sheen Center for Culture and Thought | New York, NY | December 20, 2018 to January 18, 2019

An exhibition of mosaic icons created in the tradition of Byzantine masters will be at the Sheen Center for Culture and Thought. Fashioned from tiny bits of glass that fit together to bring forth a divine image, the icons are created by Oksana Prokopenko.

From Nonconformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN | September 15, 2018 to February 10, 2019

The exhibition From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation is a selection from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art,  covering three generations of artists, from the 1960’s to the present. 

Inside the Beehive: Art of Garen Bedrossian

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN | September 15, 2018 to February 10, 2019

Garen Bedrossian’s paintings and sculptures question the relationship of humans and their environment.  In a fascinating project, the artist  partnered with honey bee colonies,  a highly organized and efficient society, to create unique works of art.