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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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A Treasure

This small museum is a treasure to visit. Regularly changing exhiits add the the permanent collection of Russian art over the years.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This small museum is a treasure to visit. Regularly changing exhiits add the the permanent collection of Russian art over the years.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the proverbial gem, a private collection shared in a former church. Great re-use of space, phenomenal collection and super professional in the curation and exhibits. Awesome gift shop too.

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Amery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a jewel of a museum. The exhibits change every few months so there is good variety. It is a good introduction to the various Russian artists, well lit, with a knowledgeable staff.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Always fascinating exhibits, well displayed, always related to Russian art, archeology or culture. Museum shop has well-chosen items.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Located in a converted church, the Museum of Russian Art has a wonderful permanent collection as well as spectacular traveling exhibits. Their docents are superb–friendly, knowledgeable, and respectful of visitors time. Really beautiful art in thoughtful arrangements. The gift shop is quite nice but a bit pricey for my budget. Just off Hwy. 35W, MORA is very accessible for the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fun museum with different Russian art coming in all the time my favorite is the milking maids. Was originally a church where my parents were married 65 years ago. Lots of cool religious art can't think of the name goes back to the Russian Orthadox Church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can see everything in the museum in about an hour. Beautifully displayed items from long ago to recent art. They have used the space nicely. I believe it is an old church. For part of the exhibit, you are up near the rafters. It is a lovely place to visit and not crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We went on our monthly museum trip to this small yet eclectic museum. they had a show of contemporary Russian art during the time of the Iron Curtain, and it was very well done and documented. We'll certainly come back for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

First of all, the building, a converted church is redone so that you feel good as you view the art. You can get close to the objects whatever they are. The two current shows, on women in soviet art and photographs of Jewish people in Russia, exhibit exceptional images of women during the 20th century shifts from czarist times to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Some years ago, I went to Moscow and visited the famous Tretyakov Gallery, where I was disappointed to see that some of their most famous artworks were on loan. Then, lo and behold, I came home to discover that they were being exhibited at the (then new) Museum of Russian Art in my hometown! From the outside, it's hard to... More 

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