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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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BEST KEPT SECRET IN MINNEAPOLS

The Russian Museum is a little out of the way for most visitors, but well worth the visit. Small intimate viewing spaces make this spot so special. The art is diverse in its... read more

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

The Russian Museum is a little out of the way for most visitors, but well worth the visit. Small intimate viewing spaces make this spot so special. The art is diverse in its selection of important Russian artists and impeccably curated. Stop into the shop for a cup of tea and conversation with their hospitable staff. Wise Acre is just... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had heard about the Museum of Russian Art for a while, but it took me a while to get there. My friend and I went for an exhibit of Russian samovars (fancy, elegant and sophisticated tea pots). Many were over 100 year old and from different private collections. There was also an exhibit of Stalin-era art which was a... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was truly amazing experience. Pieces range from Soviet era to modern. Gift shop had some beautiful pieces. Culturally enriching visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably great for people who love history and group field trips. But if you enjoy letting your mind wander or ponder free from voiceovers, head elsewhere. This museum seems set up to facilitate a sort of cultured interactive-with-strangers experience. The customer service area is in the center of a lovely but totally open architecture, so discussion about the exhibits or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you don't get there by accident but it is worth the trip.you wouldn't think a museum that limits itself to such a brief period of time from only one country would have so many really interesting pieces but it does. my daughter has a degree in art and we couldn't get her out of there. they also have the best... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is ever changing. Yet there is a continuity to the presentations. A wide variety of mediums; paintings, sculptures, plays, musical performances, historic artifacts all join to widen ones knowledge of the culture and history of the Russian people. Don't miss it.

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sloopy79
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool old building housing a lot of great Art! We really enjoyed visiting this museum! Admission is pretty reasonable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This was my first visit and I plan to go again. It is affordable. The pictures change on a regular basis so frequent visiting is not a problem. The size is very doable in about 1 hour. Information about some of the pictures as well as the artists is provided in easy read format. There is also a gift shop... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I love this kind of museum. Small, uncrowded and topical. I actually know something about socialist realism, having met an artist from Ukraine years ago who had been forced to submit his own artistic vision to the Soviet ideal. The paintings themselves are quite moving--especially when the human subjects appear happy and well-fed, when the reality is that they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were looking for an interesting diversion for an afternoon and the Museum of Russian Art fit the bill. It's a short drive from downtown (and we discovered that cabs in Minneapolis are crazy expensive) and housed in a former church, close to the highway but in an otherwise quiet, mostly residential neighborhood. The museum is very small -- only... More 

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