One of the greatest cultural treasures of
the Twin Cities is
Housed in a former church, the museum founders chose to preserve the beautiful Spanish-Colonial Revival architecture.
Inside, the feeling is airy, spacious, yet cozy....
The only museum in the U.S. primarily dedicated
to Russian and former Soviet art and culture....
They have a fantastic permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibits which are coordinated with museums all over the world.
On this particular visit, the featured 20th
century Russian artist was Nicolai Fechin...
Are you familiar with this artist?
His name was entirely new to me, and I am so excited to discover Fechin's stunning body of work.
Soulful portraits, beautiful still-life,
All 35 of Nicolai Fechin's featured works were food for my soul that day.
The artist was born in Kazan, Russia.
The difficult post-Revolution situation forced Fechin to emigrate
to the United States with his wife and daughter.
They eventually settled in Taos, New Mexico, where his home is now
preserved as the Taos Art Museum,
founded by his daughter, Eya...
Portrait by Seamus Berkeley
A happy December to everyone!
May you find something in each day to feed your soul beautifully....