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The Museum of Russian Art

5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
+1 612-821-9045
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Another of Minneapolis' Hidden Gems

We took advantage of this museum and were pleasantly surprised by the experience. They've done a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim D
Saint Joseph, United States
The only museum of Russian art in the USA

The museum will be interesting for those who love art. The exposition focuses on Soviet art both... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 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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“former church” (17 reviews)
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5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
+1 612-821-9045
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of this museum and were pleasantly surprised by the experience. They've done a nice job converting this former church into a museum that houses Russian art. They had a special exhibit at the time and we enjoyed a tour guide's explanation of...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum will be interesting for those who love art. The exposition focuses on Soviet art both official and underground. There you can see fabulous oil paintings as well as decorative art.

Thank Tbannikova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little gem in South Minneapolis. Near I-35W. Great re-use of a fine old church. Some modern art and revolving exhibitions.

Thank H1270XMJohnG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good collection of 20th century Russian art with Soviet themes. Downstairs is a collection of swords, cigarette boxes, jewelry, and letters from the Romanov era. Overall a good museum in a clean environment. Unfortunately, the museum is small, so I would have liked to see...More

Thank ogau2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see the current exhibition about the Romanov family. Lot of great artifacts and we even caught the tail end of a guided tour. The paintings on the main floor and mezzanine were larger than expected and of great quality. Excited to see what...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I get to the Museum of Russian Art a couple of time a year and it is always wonderful. The Museum itself is housed in an old Church which has been beautifully converted. It is a perfect size for me - after an hour and...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in town for a family wedding, we stopped into this lovely little museum on the way to the airport. The Faberge exhibition was on the main floor and the pieces were from local and American collectors. Instead of the grand and imperial, the pieces...More

1  Thank PBTravelstheWorld
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This museum is amazing! The exhibits are constantly changing and the staff is great and very knowledgeable. I also love shoppping at the Museum Shop on the upper level of the Museum. It has the most amazing selection of books, jewelry and souvenirs. I always...More

Thank Lena M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

From Bolsheviks to Cold War kids The Museum of Russian Art has it all. Located in a 1920s Spanish Colonial Church the museum gives even the pickiest art historian a birds eye view into life and times of the beloved "Mother Land." With an entrance...More

1  Thank T-NutsP-Nuts
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I go to Mia all the time for special exhibits but it 's just SO big. The Museum of Russian Art is small but with exciting, beautiful and surprising exhibitions - from Soviet era art and "Christmas" ornaments to artifacts of the Leningrad blockade to...More

2  Thank Linda A
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17 July 2017|
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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.
17 July 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
15 April 2016|
Response from Alan H |
The docent-led tour on Saturday begins at 1 p.m. and lasts about an hour. No advance registration is needed.