The Art of Vodka

The Museum of Russian Art hosts second annual tasting

By Raha Khan
Wed, 2017-05-03 14:23

The Museum of Russian Art is hosting a night of food and drink tasting inside its galleries. The Art of Vodka, an event featuring local distilleries, eateries and renowned Twin Cities bartenders, is designed to introduce new demographics to the museum.

“Our visitors are usually art collectors, educators and those immersed in studying Russian culture,” director Vladimir von Tsurikov shares. “Our vision is to position the museum as an important cultural venue that has value to the larger community rather than only those who have a direct interest.”

It’s a conscious directional change that the museum has embarked on recently, specifically hoping to draw a younger audience. In addition to the second annual tasting, they’ve partnered with ARTCRANK to plan pop-up shows displaying bicycle posters created by Minnesota artists juxtaposed with Russian-made ones.

Events with these relevant focuses work well to draw young crowds into the museum, right into its collection of 20th century Russian art, photography, textiles and other exhibits. Tsurikov hopes attendees leave with an appreciation and interest in the art and rich traditions of Russian culture.

The Art of Vodka will be held on Friday, May 5th at the Museum of Russian Art. It will feature Tattersall Distilling, Lawless Distilling Company, Twin Spirits Distillery, Copperwing Distillery, Crooked Water Spirits, BET Vodka, The Jewel of Russia, Crafthouse Cocktails, Wise Acre Eatery, Heyday, Chowgirls Killer Catering, Lake & Irving and Create Catering. The event is sponsored by The Scout Guide Minneapolis, BET Vodka and Chowgirls Killer Catering.

Click here for tickets.