November Events

Here are some events happening in the USA during the month of November! Enjoy!

Nov 9 – MA

ukranian_adoption_logoFamilies with children adopted from Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia are invited to this special event co-sponsored with the Museum of Russian Icons and the New England Chapter of Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA). Enjoy a 45-minute long storytelling program with Bonnie Marshall; meet other families with children adopted from Russia, Ukraine, and neighboring countries; learn about FRUA, a national parent-to-parent network offering hope, help and community for families with children adopted from Eastern Europe; and enjoy all the resources the Museum has to offer. The storytelling program will take place from 3:00 – 3:45. If you’d like to visit the Museum galleries and Russian Tea Room, we encourage you to do so before the storytelling program to allow yourself ample time.
Where: Museum of Russian Icons
When: November 9, 3:00-4:00
Telephone: 978.598.5000

Nov 15 – MA

Some examples of the pysanky that you can try to paint!

Some examples of the pysanky that you can try to paint!

Join the Museum of Russian Icons to create Ukrainian Snowflake Eggs, or pysanky. Unlike traditional Easter eggs that are dipped multiple times, these one-dip eggs bring simple beauty to the season. Bring your own snowflake pattern ideas or use the ones provided. Every snowflake is unique and your eggs will be original, creative, and beautiful to use as holiday decorations or to give as gifts. The possibilities are endless.

No experience is necessary; all materials will be provided. (Please bring your own apron.) Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg in this hands-on workshop. Instructor Karen Brouillette is a wife and mother of seven children. She has enjoyed the art of pysanky for over 10 years. Her passions include pysanky, monarch butterflies, iconography and home education. She is a docent at the Museum of Russian Icons. Instructor Susan Dow is a wife and mother of six children and home educator. She is an artist specializing in watercolor, but loves to create with any medium. Susan enjoys nature, reading and time in the garden. She has been decorating pysanky eggs for several years. Karen and Susan have taught pysanky workshops together throughout New England.

Where: Museum of Russian Icons
When: November 15, 1:00-4:30
Registration: Register by November 12, fee $25 for members, $30 for non-members
Telephone: 978.598.5000

Nov 23 – MA

Just one of the many dishes you can enjoy on the walking tour

Just one of the many dishes you can enjoy on the walking tour

Where can you find the best Russian borsch, pirozhki, and caviar? What is the Russian way to drink tea and vodka? Discover the answers with the Museum of Russian Icons‘s 3-hour culinary adventure while tasting delicious authentic Russian specialties: light fluffy blintzes, delicate Siberian dumplings, imported caviar, mouth-watering desserts, and half-dozen more.

Take a shopping tour at Whole Foods Market; learn how to make traditional Russian dishes and find out the unique Russian ingredients that can spark up your every-day meals. Visit treasured Russian food stores and restaurants: Russian Village, Babushka Deli, and Vernissage; discover “hidden” Russian food in The Fireplace and Athan’s; and enjoy interesting personal stories about their owners. Find the best spots in Washington Square for entertainment, live music, and amazing food.

Where: The tour meets at 15 Washington Street, Brighton
When: November 23, 3:00-6:00
Registration: Tickets $44 per person, register by phone (617) 869-5787. Museum members receive a $5 discount.

Nov 23 – NY

Poet Lev Rubenshteyn

Poet Lev Rubenshteyn

Join Brooklyn’s Dweck Center  for another installment in the Russian Literary Series! This month, the Center is joined by Lev Rubenshteyn.  One of the key figures of Moscow underground art scene in the 1970’s, he developed his own “minimalist” poetry style by writing poems on the clean sides of library catalog cards. In recent years, he became deeply engaged in the human rights fight in contemporary Russia. This event is in Russian. To register, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com and enter the keyword Brooklyn Public Library. Limit 3 tickets per person.

Where: Dweck Center Central Library
When: November 23, 4PM
Registration: please visit www.brownpapertickets.com and enter the keyword “Brooklyn Public Library”.

Exhibitions

Hurry to catch this exhibit before it closes!

Hurry to catch this exhibit before it closes!

Hurry to the Museum of Russian Art to catch the end of “Women in Soviet Art”.

Focusing on the representation and self-representation of women in Soviet art, this exhibition explores the roles and perspectives of women under the Soviet system from the 1950s–1980s.

Women workers  were prominently featured in Soviet art reflecting the Soviet government’s claim to gender equality as well as the wide-ranging involvement of women in the Soviet economy. Based on the Marxist claim that the foremost class oppression was that of the female by the male, the Soviet Constitution of 1918 proclaimed equal rights of men and women in all spheres of life. At the same time, the Soviet state limited personal freedoms and imposed new burdens. Soviet women had to learn to handle the demands and dilemmas of the communist rule and rapid modernization. This exhibition will explore the unique situation of a Soviet woman balanced between official claims and experienced realities of Soviet woman’s life.

Where: Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN
When: Closes November 10, 2013
Telephone: 612.821.9045

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.