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The Museum of Russian Art

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Address: 5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
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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A terrific small museum - great building and well displayed art

This museum is open 7 days a week, and we wanted to visit a museum on a Monday, and many friends recommended it, so we went. It exceeded our expectations. The art is beautifully... read more

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Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is open 7 days a week, and we wanted to visit a museum on a Monday, and many friends recommended it, so we went. It exceeded our expectations. The art is beautifully displayed, and there are many distinctive pieces in the collection, and in the particular special exhibitions we saw in August. The misconception is that a lot... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In a refurbished sanctuary, the rotating art gives an outstanding peek into an art world heretofore largely unknown to a Western audience. Bravo. I was blown away by the talent shown in these works...

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Plymouth, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In an hour or two you can see some great art and learn a little about Russian life and society. Definitely worth the admission price and more. Excellent display space enhances the art.. Free guided tours are available on certain days and times.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This charming Museum of Russian Art never fails to provide artistic excellence! We have returned (many times with guests) repeatedly as the paintings and artifacts rotate out over seasons. I highly recommend a visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little museum with an impressive selection of Russian art. You will need 1-2 hours to tour it. It's perfect to visit in the morning before heading to lunch and enjoying the rest of the day.

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St Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a small museum, but allow at least a couple of hours. There was some terrific artwork there when we visited, modern and some from the Stalin era. Allow enough time for the beautiful gift shop. We plan to go back for the Faberge exhibit in October.

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to drive by this over and over when you are traveling I-35 into Minneapolis. It's definitely worth the time to stop in! Great exhibits that change often. It's a treasure that I'm not sure many know about. It's also small enough that those with short attention spans may even enjoy it. The building itself is beautiful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum that displays what it says: Russian art. Usually it is from the Soviet Era, but since the exhibits rotate, there can also be art from pre or post the Soviet era. My rather limited view of Soviet art was changed by seeing the wide variety of art displayed. Definitely worth an afternoon.

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Thank HopperJR
Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are blessed in Minnesota with amazing museums. This little gem was fun to visit for an afternoon. It had great exhibits and the price was right!

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great small museum that's hosted some beautiful exhibits. Everything from some amazing paintings to icons, Palekh art and even samovars. I've not been disappointed yet.

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