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The Museum of Russian Art

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Address: 5500 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Phone Number: (612) 821-9045
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Description: The Museum of Russian Art is the only museum in North America devoted to...
The Museum of Russian Art is the only museum in North America devoted to preserving and presenting all forms of Russian art and artifacts. Housed in a beautifully renovated historic building, the Museum’s multi-level galleries provide a tranquil and intimate setting for TMORA’s exhibitions and educational events. Now on view: Women in Soviet Art: focusing on the representation and self-representation of women in Soviet art, this exhibition explores the roles and perspectives of women under the Soviet system from the 1950s–1980s.Jewish Life in the Russian Empire: Exhibited for the first time in 1867 at the seminal ethnographic exhibit in Moscow, the photographs depict a unique record of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia. It tells the story of Jewish communities within the Pale of Settlement, a region where permanent residency of Jewish peoples was allowed. Jewish Life in the Russian Empire will be on display in the lower gallery.
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a good way to spend a summer morning

A small museum you can visit in a couple of hours. The exhibits change on a regular basis, so we'll be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A small museum you can visit in a couple of hours. The exhibits change on a regular basis, so we'll be back.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great little museum with many fine pieces of art. Interesting history too. I'll be happy to return in a year or so.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautifully restored old church housing ever changing Russian works of art and a very nice gift store that serves free warm tea or cider in the winter. Well worth a couple of hours

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Museum of Russian Art is tucked into a former church just off the interstate. As we were staying downtown, we had two options in terms of transportation to TMORA: a taxi or three buses. We opted for a taxi (each way: about $20 including gratuity); the delightful museum was worth the cab fares plus the modest admission fees! Loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We only had 1 hour to go through the museum which was probably fine. Maybe a little more time would have been more relaxing. There was a Faberge Egg collection on a temporary display - that was very very cool to see. Our son is in college studying Russian, so we enjoyed having him read us Russian titles, etc. The... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This turned out to really be a gem. The items here are something to really be cherished. The special exhibit of the Tsar eggs was a treat. The museum is small but the artifacts are precious.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a very small museum that is focused solely on Russian made art. There is no entry fee but they do ask for donations to help support what they do. Its a nice little place with some very beautiful pieces that showcase some excellent examples of Russian culture.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I've been coming here regularly for years. Great atmosphere, the exhibits are displayed excellently--couldn't be better, and one of the best museum shops ever. The museum shop did convert to new management for a while and was becoming a fail, but they seem to have learned their lesson and are correcting. They offer a great variety of authentic Russian items... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wonderful collection. Smaller size of the museum makes Russian art accessible without being overwhelming. Presentation is very well done. We had seen jeweled Faberge eggs but never this collection of porcelain Tsarist eggs. Seeing Russian expressionist painting was a great comparison with French expressionist painting. The samovar exhibition was not to be seen elsewhere. A great view into Russian culture.

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Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The collections, Romance in Soviet Art, was very good. It was displayed well and the write ups provided with most pieces were very informative. The Porcelain Egg collection was beautiful and informative. The lower level had a display of Russian Samovars that was very informative. The art and workmanship was very evident. One of the added benefits was the museum... More 

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Address: 5500 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Phone Number: (612) 821-9045
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis

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