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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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lovely space

This is a small museum, easily covered in an hour. The building itself is worth the visit! It is unique and beautiful. There is something for everyone!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum, easily covered in an hour. The building itself is worth the visit! It is unique and beautiful. There is something for everyone!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We enjoyed the visit to this museum, a member of the group had Russian heritage and really enjoyed the paintings, eggs and displays. The gift shop was well stocked and with really good quality items. This is a good place to take the family, it is small and not crowded and plenty of free parking across the street.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

very crafty and creative ,,you will surely love this museum..beautiful works.....................................................................................................................................................................

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Minneapolis
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An Escape to another world! Russia has been "the other" for so long, mysterious and frightening. This small, beautifully designed space is warm and inviting with exhibits that lift the old "iron curtain" to a world of wonder and delight! Beautiful art, fascinating history, with insights into a culture that's different but often surprisingly familiar..

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a wonderful experience. I love art museums, but they often can be over whelming in size. This is just right and very interesting from a cultural perspective. Definitely worth seeing.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are always shows, usually of Russian art, and they change several times a year. We have never been disappointed. It's a beautiful venue, with two floors in the main gallery and there is a smaller gallery in the lower level. The gift shop has some very attractive Russian art, jewelry, china and seasonal pieces.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a small museum, but they change their exhibits frequently. Very impressive and displayed well. They may have interesting artifacts or paintings in various medias. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Admission is reasonably priced.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This museum is in a beautiful old church, and is a beautiful place to display pieces of art. The art is beautiful and interesting, and the people working there are knowledgable about it. The gift shop is superb!Check it out!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is not the type of museum where one learns a swath of Russian history; rather it is in intimate museum with some quaint artifacts and some wonderful oil paintings loaned from Raymond and Susan Johnson. On the first floor (or basement) is a very interesting (and temporary?) exhibit on Christmas ornaments throughout Russian history. This may sound corny, but... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This museum is relatively small, but filled with many unique and beautiful pieces of art and history. There are three levels, and the exhibits change frequently. The store on the third level is filled with more beautiful things to peruse and purchase. I also really enjoyed the way they have turned this building itself into something unique and special. It... More 

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