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In November 2013, Gallery on Fifth owners Leeza and Olga Arkhangelskaya founded RAMA: Russian American Museum of Art. Its mission is to utilize art to strengthen overall understanding between two of the world’s greatest nations, promote dialogue, and initiate and support cultural exchange.
Julia Kostsova, "Royal Hunt", Oil on Canvas, 47 x 71
The idea for the museum came from the tremendously positive reaction from Neapolitans to Russian art and Russian themed cultural events held at Gallery on Fifth. Olga and Leeza came to realization that Naples has an insatiable appetite for high quality art exhibitions and intellectually stimulating and entertaining events – all of which RAMA will provide. RAMA strives to be an integral part of the Naples cultural scene, serving the community all year round, complimenting art festivals and fairs, which have a limited time span.
The museum’s pioneering structure will provide the public with unparalleled opportunities for learning about art history and the latest developments in Russian and American art. It will rest on three pillars:

  1. Historic art from Russia and Eastern Europe;
  2. Florida Collector’s Club;
  3. Contemporary Art: expositions, competitions and sales of new works by American and Eastern European living artists.

WHAT OUR COMMUNITY HAS TO SAY ABOUT US:

  • “The quality of art and cultural events that Gallery on Fifth and the newly founded Russian-American Museum bring to South West Florida is hard to match. This organization has a unique niche in the community, bringing exclusive pieces of fine art of the highest aesthetic and historic value from Eastern Europe; art which is unknown for many Americans.”

    Mike Reagen
    Mike Reagenformer president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
  • “Naples’ standing as an international cultural destination is on the rise, thanks to the dedication and passion of Olga and Leeza Arkhangelskaya, founders of the Gallery on Fifth and their new nonprofit Russian-American Museum of Art. The efforts of the Arkhangelskayas bring rare art from Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe and other regions to Southwest Florida, along with unique educational opportunities and experiences, from musical performances to lectures and discussions, to exceptional entertainment. The gallery-museum is a must for all visitors and local residents interested in global culture.”

    Kat Smith
    Kat Smith Managing Editor, Naples Illustrated, Palm Beach Media Group
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