October events

Here are some events happening around the USA in the month of October! Enjoy!

October 9 – MA

Journey across Russia with the famed "Rossiya"

Journey across Russia with the famed “Rossiya”

Part of The Museum of Russian Icons’ ongoing film series, this is an opportunity for visitors to see one of our most popular gallery films. The film follows a renowned train called The Rossiya as it thunders across Russia, linking the world’s largest country. This journey on the Trans-Siberian Railroad takes the viewer from the palaces of St. Petersburg and the busy streets of Moscow to the vastness of Siberia. You’ll ride along on this expansive route and explore Russia’s varied landscapes and the ethnic diversity of its people.

When: October 9, 3:00-4:20; second showing 5:00-6:20 PM
Where: The Museum of Russian Icons
Tickets: Free with museum admission (WOO card holders can swipe for 1 additional point)
Telephone: 978-598-5000

October 11 – MN

Join the Museum of Russian Art for tales of Baba Yaga and the Grey Wolf

Join the Museum of Russian Art for tales of Baba Yaga and Vasilisa

Join the Museum of Russian Art for an evening of storytelling for grown-ups. Into the Forest; Experience Russian Folklore through the Art of Storytelling. If you think storytelling is only for children, this evening will change your mind.

Oral traditions have survived millennia and continue to captivate adult audiences around the world. Experience the traditional oral art of storytelling and hear creative renditions of select beloved, magical, and thought provoking folk tales of Russia. Enter the ancient forests of Russian lore to meet Baba Yaga, the Grey Wolf, Tsarevich Ivan and Vasilisa. Be enchanted by the complex twists and turns of each story.

The event is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Life on the Edge of the Forest:  Russian Traditions in Wood.  Adults of all ages are invited to join us at the Museum this October night to hear the tales.

HOST & PRODUCER:  Andre Heuer

STORYTELLERS:  Dorothy Cleveland, Richard Rousseau, Rachel Nelson,

and Ward Rubrecht

When: October 11, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: The Museum of Russian Art
Tickets: Reserve online; $16 general admission, $12 TMORA members
Telephone: 612-821-9045

 

October 12 – NY

Learn the story behind Alexander Dovzhenko's final film, "Goodbye America"

Learn the story behind Alexander Dovzhenko’s final film, “Goodbye America”

Join Brooklyn’s Dweck Center for another installment in the Russian film series! From Russia with Math focuses on the Russian School of Mathematics, a school for gifted children founded by émigré teachers from Russia. Goodbye America! or the Last Movie by Alexander Dovzhenko, recounts the disastrous production of Dovzhenko’s final film, which was never completed. Both films are in Russian with English subtitles.

When: October 12, 1:00PM
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center
Telephone:  718-230-2222

 

October 15 – MN

Learn how to paint your own Russian masterpiece!

Learn how to paint your own Russian masterpiece!

The Museum of Russian Art has partnered with Simply Jane non-profit art center to offer: Russian Art Painting Classes for beginners and experienced painters on Wednesday, October 15th & Wednesday, November 19th (Register for one or both classes).

Two paintings are offered for each class – participants choose the image that they wish to paint in the studio.

View the original painting at the Museum, then re-create your own masterpiece! All four paintings are currently on view at The Museum of Russian Art. All participants will meet at the Museum at 1:00 pm to view the original paintings, then walk to Simply Jane’s painting studio – located just one block from the Museum, facing Wise Acre restaurant. A professional painting artist will walk you through the painting step by step, and show you how to use acrylic paints to re-create your own version of a Russian Masterpiece. All canvases have a pre-drawn outline of the artwork for guidance. All abilities welcome, no experience needed. All painting supplies and canvas are provided; admission to the Museum is free.

When: October 15, 1:00-4:00 PM
Where: The Museum of Russian Art
Tickets: $40 per person per class, or $35 for TMORA members
Telephone: 612-821-9045

October 18 – MA

Bring your own special cup and saucer, and enjoy tea from a samovar

Bring your own special cup and saucer, and enjoy tea from a samovar

Join the Museum of Russian Icons for a traditional Russian tea! The popular program from last fall is back with an expanded format! Join Russian hostess Larissa Dyan for a fun and educational program that celebrates the central role of tea in Russian culture. Learn about the history and social aspects of enjoying tea in Russia, and see examples of how it is depicted in Russian art. Experience tea service from a samovar, practice some Russian vocabulary, and engage in lively conversation while enjoying a variety of teas and traditional Russian accompaniments, including pryanik (gingerbread), chocolate, buckwheat honey, black current jam, and other treats. If you like, you may bring your own special teacup and saucer to use.

When: October 18, 1:00-3:00 PM
Where: The Museum of Russian Icons
Tickets: $35 for non-members, $30 for members, advance registration required by telephone
Telephone: 978-598-5000

October 23 – MA

Journey through the Taiga with Werner Herzog's "Happy People"

Journey through the Taiga with Werner Herzog’s “Happy People”

Join The Museum of Russian Icons for a screening of Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, as acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. Herzog presents this visually stunning documentary about the people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There‘s no telephone, running water or medical aid, The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. With insightful commentary written and narrated by Herzog, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity.

In Russian, subtitled in English, with English Narration

When: October 23, 5:00-7:20 PM

Tickets: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, includes Museum admission.
Telephone: 978-598-5000

October 25 – NY

Experience Veronica Dolina's new program, "Famusov's House"

Experience Veronica Dolina’s new program, “Famusov’s House”

Join the Dweck Center for an afternoon with Veronica Dolina, in her repeat appearance at the library. She will present her new program “Famusov’s House”. This is a collection of her new songs and poems about the old Moscow. In Russian.

This series is made possible in part with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

When: October 25, 4:00PM
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center
Telephone:  718-230-2222

 

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.