The Museum of Russian Art deals with Belarus and influential graphic designers – Twin Cities in new exhibitions



The Museum of Russian Art opened two new exhibitions this weekend – a first-ever exhibition of paintings from Belarus and works by an influential graphic designer.

Anatoly Izoitko’s “Evening in Key Major, Vitebsk”, 2007, includes an exhibition of paintings from Belarus.

Belarusian Paintings: From Traditionalism to Contemporary Expression will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery until September 12th. According to a TMORA press release, the exhibition spans 40 years and shows works by eight Belarusian artists who “provide an insight into the art of this Eastern European country.” The earliest works in the exhibition date from the 1980s, the most recent from the last decade.

“Alexey Brodovitch: Designer of the Avant-Garde” will be on view in the Main Gallery until October 24th. Brodovitch was “one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th century to embrace the new aesthetic of European modernism.” The artist left Soviet Russia during the Russian Civil War and began his design career in Paris. He moved to the United States in 1930 and was Art Director of Harper’s Bazaar from 1934 to 1958.

TMORA is located at 5500 Stevens Ave. in Minneapolis. More information is available at


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