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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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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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Interesting collection

Today we enjoyed the WWI exhibit which had an extensive collection of films and photos, as well as uniforms and artifacts which were well displayed. Downstairs offered a totally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Today we enjoyed the WWI exhibit which had an extensive collection of films and photos, as well as uniforms and artifacts which were well displayed. Downstairs offered a totally different experience, with a beautiful art collection by Olexa Bulavitsky that was explained in great detail. The gift shop upstairs was beautiful, with a wide range of items for sale. The... More 

Thank Childbride82
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Museum hosts a revolving collection of Russian art and Russian history. Recently, I've gone to see Russia's involvement in WWI and prior to that, the exhibition on the Romanov's. Both were fantastic. The staff is very helpful and their gift shop has some very interesting items for sale. Easy to get to as it's next to the I35W exit... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A world-class museum by any measure. The interior of the museum is as stunning as the collection. A must-see for any art lover.

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Eagan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the exhibit of WW1 and Samovars. The museum is laid out nicely, staff is friendly and the exhibits were both very educational.

1 Thank Christine F
Lone Tree, Colorado
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can easily spend a couple of hours, but I think an hour, an hour and a half is enough to is enjoy this museum. The exhibition about WWI was very nice, with a lot of interactive content, pictures and items to look at (pictures, video...). The samovar part, won't take much of your time, but is interesting. Overall, nice... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will be in and out in one hour. Small price for a BIG ceiling. The space is sweet to mill about in. It is a safe space to just enjoy a date in or get to know someone without a huge time commitment. The tours are worth it- the volunteers are a delight and a hoot.Who knew you could... More 

1 Thank ProsperityHabit
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is a small museum that specializes in Russian Art. It has excellent exhibits. The most recent one is World War I before the Revolution. It also had a display of samovars. This is a real gem. It can be visited in an hour or two most times but the exhibits rotate regularly.

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Minneapolis Mn
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276 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My wife and I love this museum. It is the perfect size. You can visit most exhibits in two hours. The exhibits change frequently and are always superbly mounted. They pay close attention to the smallest details. The building is an architectural gem and worth a visit all on its own. The attached gift shop is exquisite. Free parking is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I was in Minneapolis for the first time and someone recommended that I visit this museum. I went with a friend who had been living in the city for over 30 yrs but never visited this museum. It is a well organized museum with several floors of special, rotating exhibitions. We happened to see the special display of Russian Samovers... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This museum is one we attend several times each year as their rotating exhibits are always superb. I would highly recommend visiting it, and given its relatively compact size you can likely see it all in an hour or two.

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