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The Museum of Russian Art

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“former church”(23 reviews)
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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...more
5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
+1 612-821-9045
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All reviews gift shop former church exhibits change nesting dolls mission style free tea free parking across the street rotating exhibits current exhibit the lower level permanent collection on display south minneapolis perfect size great exhibits entrance fee special exhibit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to agree with another review, check to see what the exhibits are before going. My wife thought of this more as the Walker most was recent (1950 and after) and not what she would consider art. The porcelains (most done around and after...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum of Russian Art is a treasure. It was originally a mission-style church; the conversion to museum space is special. Their exhibitions rotate but are always well curated and interesting. It is a small museum (no coffee shop but a gift shop) so you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlabasterJones
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I have seen several exhibits at the TMORA and always enjoy it. The renovation of the building is an excellent compliment to whatever is on display and enhances the experience. Reasonable price to get in; not huge; great place to bring guests ... lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank abcnation
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We expected to see some of the "masterpieces" of Russian art. Instead we saw "Inside the Beehive" which could have had the same impact if only three items had been on display. The building is gorgeous, but the exhibits were blah. Perhaps we visited at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarshaR202
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We only spent an hour at this museum on our way to a play. We will return and spend more time. It was extremely well done and certainly worth more than an hours visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

I had high expectations for my first visit to this museum, based on rave reviews from family members who had seen recent faberge and historical icons exhibits here. I was very disappointed with the two main exhibits during my late December visit. Artistic beauty and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed November 25, 2018

This is a pleasant little museum in a very nice (former church) building. They have a nice collection, though limited display space (since it's a small museum). They often have great shows displaying the work of fantastic Russian artists like Fechin. The museum shop is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TonyC88
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Contemporary art is “hit or miss” for me because some of what people call “art” doesn’t move me, or is downright weird. Just my opinion. I decided to check out this museum and take advantage of my NARM membership (no admission fee) and see what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Such a great Museum! Well maintained and very interesting Art with a wonderful gift shop. They have demonstrations sometimes and delicious teas offered while you shop.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lizF9713EF
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Have been meaning to visit here for years, when we come from out of town occasionally. It’s a first class place with wonderful art. We particularly enjoyed the lovely porcelain pieces, that became pure propaganda after 1917. Gift shop is huge and also full of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 18, 2018|
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Response from Holly W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no restaurant in the museum. But there are various kinds of eating places fairly close. I'd recommend calling the museum and asking for a recommendation.
July 16, 2017|
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Response from effintravelers | Reviewed this property |
There wasn't in the museum and it's literally next to the highway. The other streets around it were residential. But, I'm sure you could find a few places to eat within a mile or two. Lots of little neighborhood places. Hope... More