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The Museum of Russian Art

5500 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 821-9045
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Ranked #12 of 118 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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124 reviews 124 reviews
69 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Visited here for the first time after hearing many good things about the Museum of Russian Art; it was better than anticipated. Current exhibit on the lower level is "Winter Holidays in the Soviet Era," which was outstanding. One learns about the Soviet elimination of Christmas after the revolution, and then the introduction of a Christmas-like holiday on New Years... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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152 reviews 152 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

SInce TMORA is in our neighborhood, we visit it often. The latest exhibit focusing on wood is really a treat for the eye. Not only are there paintings with trees and/or forests a prominent theme but a number of wood window frames constructed and painted in detail to denote the wealth of the owner are displayed. The walls are always... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a charming small museum well curated and beautifully maintained. It can easily be enjoyed in under two hours.

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Minneapolis, MN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum was much better than I expected from a small, relatively unknown museum. There was a mix of paintings, sculpture, and crafts. There was a free tour going on when I happened to be there and I learned about both the art on display and the culture. Overall it was a neat little museum and I would go again.

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Orlando, FL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While highly recommended by many, I was still a little skeptical however it was requested by a friend in town. I am so glad she did as it is my new favorite museum. It was easy to get to although parking was a bit confusing. The allotted parking spaces are across the street & shared with the Mayflower Church despite... More

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Minneapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Gorgeous Russian art museum built out of an older church. Fantastic use of space. We visit a few times a year and never disappointed. Interesting exhibitions and great gift shop. Well worth a visit. I love realism in art and Russian artists deliver on this front.

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Tallahassee, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I loved this little gem of a museum in a lovely historic building that used to be a church. We especially enjoyed the Victor Khromin exhibit whose work is remarkable and unlike any other artist- a true original. It has a lovely gift shop with free tea too!

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Midwest
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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79 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
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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