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The Museum of Russian Art

5500 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 821-9045
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Ranked #13 of 116 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A little off the beaten path...but so worth searching out. It's a smaller museum in a building perfectly suited for the wonderful exhibits of Russian Art.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a small museum, but worth checking out. There is an fee for admission. But the parking is free or was.

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minneapolis, mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This small museum is worth a visit as much for the architectural re-use of a former church as for the interesting collection. Rotating exhibits. A lot of pride has gone into this attraction.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The only Russian Museum in the United States. They have fascinating displays of period art and artists. There is also a bookstore on site. If you are interested in Russian artists this is the place to go. They also have special events for patrons as well. You may even see a foreign ambassador.

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Isanti, Minnesota, USA via London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Comfortable and well laid out space. Good signage and ample room to move about exhibits. Nice gift shop and staff friendly and welcoming.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

SO glad I didn't skip this small gem of a museum. My favorite indoor attraction in a one-week vacation to Minnesota. I am unfamiliar with the artists, so I don't know how the artwork compares in value to Monets and Renoirs, but the art sure is magnificent, even compared to the most famous artwork in the best museums in the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The Museum of Russian Art has a small amazing collection in a great site. Exhibits rotate often and getting an official tour is highly recommended. The museum is small enough that you will be able to see everything and not be burned out after the fact. The gift shop is top notch as well.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Not a lot of publicity but stunning collection of beautiful pictures. Great written explanations. A terrific museum shop. Very friendly people. This is a personal collection of one Minnesota family. Very, very impressive. Right next to 35W at Medicine Lake Rd. It's located in a building that formerly was a church with a southwestern design. But the design of the... More

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Gilbert, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great exhibit of pre-Soviet, Soviet and post-Soviet paintings. I was very impressed by the exhibit. The Johnson collection has 85,000 pieces which seem to be in rotation. The museum is formerly a church so the space is small, but they have used as much of the space as possible. There is no catalog for the current exhibition, but they do... More

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My daughter and I went to see the Viktor Khromin exhibit which was amazing. Though this museum is not large, the exhibits are well curated. In addition to the Khromin exhibit there were several modern and Soviet Era pieces. I thought the explanation near the paintings were excellent. It is in a converted church which is beautiful, but may present... More

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