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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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Wonderful Museum

Such a beautiful small museum with excellent lighting and display of permanent and temporary exhibits. Our visit couldn't have been better. It started with the welcoming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Chicago
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Such a beautiful small museum with excellent lighting and display of permanent and temporary exhibits. Our visit couldn't have been better. It started with the welcoming volunteer staff member at the entrance. He not only helped get a wheel chair for us but explained all the exhibits and where restrooms and elevators were located and even suggested a route. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This wonderful small museum offers unique exhibits, often introducing visitors to Russian art / artists few will have been exposed to before. Examples of exhibits I've enjoyed range widely in subject matter and intended audience - e.g., the imperial court, religious icons and other ceremonial objects, the people of the Soviet Union, etc. The building itself was built to house... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Make sure you join one of the free guided tours, Sunday afternoon or Thursday evening. They have tremendous exhibits and their guides have solid background knowledge.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It is a small museum, but highly sophisticated. I really enjoyed the Botanical paintings and the Prialka exhibit (I am a knitter).

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albert lea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This museum is a little out of the loop but you will want to come back because the exhibits are world class and so interesting. The building itself is a museum!

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Minneapolis
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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203 reviews 203 reviews
25 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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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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