Yuri Traisman, a major collector of Non-conformist art and Soviet porcelain, is known for his monumental international efforts to popularize Russian art, for which the Russian Academy of Arts made him its Honorary Member in 2009. Yuri Traisman has staged large-scale exhibition projects, read lectures at American museums and universities, published fundamental catalogues and financed research. 

The “Forbidden Art” and “Ode to Joy” exhibitions organized by him were shown between 1998 and 2009 in eleven world museums, such as the State Tretiakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Hillwood Museum of Russian Art (Washington DC), the McMullen Museum of Art at the Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA), and the Bruce Museum of Art and Science (Greenwich, CT).

With its rich collection and ready-for-display exhibition projects, supplied with explications and catalogues, the Yuri Traisman Fund of Russian Art invites museums and galleries to cooperate in organizing new exhibitions. The Fund is willing to lend artworks from its unique collection for display and publication.