There are literally thousands talented Russian artists in the world, but only very few get selected to represent contemporary Russian art in the historic museum setting. In the fall of 2014, Victor took part in his solo exhibition at the Museum of Russian Art in NJ. Victor came from Russia to attend the opening night at the Museum on November 22, 2014. We had a wonderful reception and made many new friends. Russian Television Network of America (RTN) came to the exhibition to interview Victor for a special TV program on Russian art.
Since its founding in 1980, the Museum of Russian Art (MORA) has been paramount to the introduction of Russian art to American audiences. With its core collection largely culled from human rights activist Alexander Glezer’s private holdings, the museum’s collection during its formative years was on a par only with that of Norton Dodge for that time. Throughout the 1980s and early 90s, notable artists first exhibited outside Russia at MoRA including Skate’s 5000 notables, Erik Bulatov, Alexander Kharitonov, Dmitry Krasnopevtsev, Evgeny Kropivnitsky, Lidia Masterkova, Vladimir Nemukhin, Ernst Neizvestny—the canon of late Soviet painting today. For the past three decades, MoRA has fostered Russian culture and community in the Tri-State area through exhibitions, events and lectures.
The MORA exhibition features the most recent series of Bregeda’s original paintings: