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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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It's a small museum that you can see in an hour or two, or just take your time. There is an admission charge. I have seen several special exhibits here and have always been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's a small museum that you can see in an hour or two, or just take your time. There is an admission charge. I have seen several special exhibits here and have always been impressed with the quality of the art displayed and the expertise with which the collections are mounted. It also has a permanent collection on the second... More 

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Finlayson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little museum with excellent art - well worth a visit. The gift shop is lovely too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I go as often as I am able. The shows are beautifully, and sensitively curated. Easy to reach and easy to park. A lovely gift store and, most recently, concert!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was a very pleasant experience: While relatively small (basically two large rooms and one smaller), the three exhibits were very different and each was nothing short of spectacular: Romance in Soviet Art (sounded like an oxymoron, but the paintings were great, even when rooted in the Communist propaganda at the time), Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs by Faberge (simply... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A fine collection of Russian art. There is a current exhibit of art representing love in Russia. The paintings are terrific. Also an exhibit pertaining to the Faberge' eggs. Well worth seeing if you enjoy art.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Battle of Stalingrad exhibition in May was well worth seeing: a compelling series of b&w photos of the battle with an engaging narrative text; a poignant reminder of the agonizingly huge price the Soviets paid for their heroic role in demolishing the Third Reich. We also took in the Romance in Soviet Art exhibition: an expansive, nuanced and totally... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Though we promised ourselves we would check out this museum years ago, we didn't go it until this year. Now we wish we had gone earlier and often. They have changing shows and two large galleries which allow them to showcase really large works of art as well as smaller ones. The building and the presentation was very beautiful. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Only Art Museum dedicated to Russian Art in the US. Tastefully and well light collection spread out over 2 floors. If you are not familiar with Russian Art, this collection may surprise you, it did me. I will be returning for a 2nd visit. Gift shop on the 2nd floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Wow! We visited when the Easter eggs and Samovar exhibits were displayed. A great and rare opportunity for us. This is a very well done museum and was delightful to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A unique experience! This is a one of a kind gallery. The themes vary throughout the year, but always give some new insights into Russia. The curator draws from a vast network of artists and collections.

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

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