Kharful Charms of Danil Kharms – CA

The American Russian Theatre Ensemble Laboratory (ARTEL), based in Los Angeles, CA, will be presenting “Russian absurdist comedy at its most illogical, violent, sad and hilarious” inspired by Russian writer Danil Kharms. Kharms was an absurdist writer who found himself on the wrong side of the Soviet government in 1930s. He eventually died in a […]

Museum of Russian Poetry in Rockville, Md.

The Museum of Russian Poetry, located in Rockville, MD., just outside of Washington, DC, holds an impressive collection of Russian and Soviet literary artifacts. This small, private museum The small, niche space is packed from wall to wall with artifacts celebrating Silver Age masters like Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetaeva, Osip Mandelshtam, Anna Akhmatova and Nikolai […]

Gallery Russia in Scottsdale, AZ

The catalyst for what is now Gallery Russia in Scottsdale, Ariz., came at a pivotal time in 1992. Father and son co-owners Scott and Paul Eubanks say that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Westerners were more curious than ever to learn about their Cold War rival — creating an opportunity to explore that […]

From Russia With Art in Cambridge, MA

The From Russia With Art Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts opened in August of 2010. Though it has recently closed its physical doors, it maintains an internet presence and plans to feature moving exhibitions. The museum in this way continues on much as before,  selling and building knowledge of contemporary Russian-American art. The museum proprietors, Jerry […]

The Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City, NJ

The Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City, NJ has a deep historical connection to the Nonconformist movement in Russian art, and it has recently begun to embrace contemporary movements. It reopened in November of 2010 after a period of extensive restructuring. New artists have been added to its repertoire, including Elena Sarni, Leonid Lerman, […]

The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 by Gordon B. Lankton, industrialist and co-founder of the plastics company Nypro. Lankton’s collection houses over 500 icons and artifacts, which makes it the largest icon collection in North America. It’s also one of the largest private collections of its kind outside of Russia, with icons […]

The Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC

The spectacular Hillwood Estate is home to an impressive collection of decorative objects, primarily from imperial Russia. That the collection is largely “decorative” art rather than the “high art” that might be found in more traditional public museums can in no way diminishes it. The intricate artistry of the pieces is without doubt. The collection […]

The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, MN

The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota showcases a wide range of Russian Art, extending from print-making artifacts to 20th century painting and photography. Though The Museum of Russian Art originally focused on 19th and 20thcentury Russian artwork, the collection has expanded since its inception to encompass an extensive array of Russian artwork including […]

Russian Icons in Detail

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in Clinton, MA., in 2006 and displays over 200 icons. It is the only museum dedicated exclusively to Russian Orthodox icons outside of Russia. Russian Icons in Detail Resource presented by: The Museum of Russian Icons and The School of Russian and Asian Studies Briefly about Icons: Icon […]

Russian Crafts Tour the US

Inge Wierda studied art in Moscow with SRAS on custom program in 2006. This article was originally published on SRAS.org in February, 2006 and was donated to this site at its launch in 2011. The article focuses on the only piece of Russian art to be featured at The Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition called […]