December 2011 Events

A few events happening for the month of December in the US! Enjoy!

December 10 and 11 – Washington DC

A Russian lacquer box decorated with Ded Moroz (Russia's Santa) and his assistant Snegoruchka!

Hillwood House Museum hosts their annual Russian Winter Festival on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11.

An annual holiday favorite! Hillwood celebrates the holidays in Old Russian style. Visitors will meet Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden and hear lively winter Russian folk music. A special art activity will allow visitors of all ages to create their own kokoshnik, a lady’s headdress, or traditional Russian gentleman’s hat. Shopping and festive dining in the café round out this day of family fun

Saturday, December 10 – 10am-7pm Sunday, December 11 – 1pm-5pm

December 15 – New York

"Still Life With Mimose" by Mikhail Odnoralov

 Brooklyn’s Central Library and Dweck Center present “Odnoralov’s Coat” as part of  their Russian Film Series.

Director Nina Zaretskaya presents a cinematic portrait of Mikhail Odnoralov, one of the most important figures of Russian avant-garde art. Odnoralov’s friend, painter Vitaly Komar, joins Zaretskaya for an onstage discussion after the film. This film is in Russian with English subtitles.

Dec 15 2011 7:00PM

December 17 – Boston

Saint Petersburg's Famed Men's Ensemble

The Museum of Russian Icons in Boston hosts the Saint Petersburg Men’s Ensemble singing “Russian Sacred and Folk Songs.”
The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble was founded in 2003 to popularize Russian folk songs and secular and ecclesiastic compositions. Its members are Kirill Sokolov, Evgeny Vischnevsky, Vadim Smantser, Alexander Gogol, and Alexander Korbakov. They regularly perform internationally and will be giving their second concert at the Museum of Russian Icons. Limited seating.
December 17, 2011 Tickets: $12 members, $15 non-members. Advance purchase recommended at (978) 598-5000.

December 18 – NY

Brooklyn’s Central Library and Dweck Center hosts a discussion of Soviet dissidents and photographs by Irene Caesar.
Pavel Litvinov and Tomas Venclova, two among the most prominent members of the Soviet dissident movement, analyze the impact of the movement on the development of the Russian state, its legacy and the current political climate in Russia. They are joined by Irene Caesar, a photographer who presents her recent series of portraits of the Soviet dissidents
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Dec 18 2011 1:30PM

Ongoing throughout December

Untitled work by Ivan Lebedev

The Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City hosts a temporary exhibition of Moscow photographer Ivan Lebedev’s works.
Runs from Thursday, December 8, through December 30, 2011. Located at the Museum of Russian Art (MoRA) Opening Reception: Friday, December 9th from 5pm to 8pm The exhibition will be open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 7pm. It will be closed December 24th to the 26th.
Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones

About Taryn Jones

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.