The Museum of Russian Art

Extraordinary View of The Body in Soviet Art

The Museum of Russian Art, located in South Minneapolis, is now displaying “The Body in Soviet Art” through September. More than 80 Impressionist paintings showcase dimensions of the human body in society, from sports and work to aging and nakedness.

There is only one place in the country where you can see the workings of Soviet artists and their display of The Body in Soviet Art. North America’s only museum devoted entirely to Russian art, history, and culture, The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) is open daily in South Minneapolis (with free parking!) and is located just off 35W at Diamond Lake Road.

“The Body in Soviet Art” takes you through the academic training of artists in figure studies, through the idealized body (such as in sports or work), and psychological explorations of the aged body, the naked body, the peasant body, and more. Paintings are in the Impressionist style from the Soviet era, drawing from top private collections from around the country.

On display in the Lower Gallery, “Surreal Promenade” takes visitors into the subconscious through meticulously crafted ceramic works by living artist Sergei Isupov. Visitors have been stunned by the humor, wit, and polymorphic sculptures.

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