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The Museum of Russian Art

5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
+1 612-821-9045
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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” (21 reviews)
“gift shop” (58 reviews)
“soviet era” (14 reviews)
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5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
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+1 612-821-9045
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the museum many times. I have never been disappointed. The displays are fabulous. The building is beautiful. THe giftshop is the topping on the cake!!!! I will visit many more times!

Thank STilbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed studying the artifacts of Russian Orthodox origin. Not something that one can see just anywhere. The painted dolls were also very interesting to see. Overall very satisfied with the experience.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitor is flooded with color within a setting that is a joy to the eyes. I cannot forget the reds!

Thank Sieglinde G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You don't need to go to Russia to be acquainted with Russian culture. There's always something going on in that Museum. The Gift Shop is an informative island by itself.

Thank ManiH5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Museum of Russian Art is conveniently located in South Minneapolis just off either the 35W freeway or Nicollet Avenue, a main north/south route through the city (and also is accessible via Metro Transit bus routes.). The MRA is located in a beautiful, architecturally interesting,...More

1  Thank Janet H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I always check their website when I have a trip to Minneapolis planned. This time I was blown away by the current exhibition "Vladimir School of Painting", showing until March 3, 2018 on the mezzanine level. The exhibits on the other two floors are also...More

1  Thank Iceland4Me
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I was quite taken with the beauty of the art in this museum. The artifacts and icons on display are breathtaking. Free Parking across the street at the church.

Thank Aprilmcarroll
Reviewed 5 October 2017

There are always great exhibits at the Russian museum. Recently I attended a docent lead tour of their "Women of Leningrad" exhibit. It was fascinating. The current exhibit "Born in the USSR" is pulled from a few private collections and gives you real insight into...More

1  Thank juliekihl
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We had a 1-1.5 hour window to fill and decided to give this place a visit. Very interesting exhibit on the Romanov's and then paintings of Russian children (with art supplies from the government!) were the current displays. I do not know a lot about...More

Thank SLKspingirl
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Nice building. Kind of out of the way. Hard to rate because all exhibits change. If you plan to go, check to see if the current exhibits are ones you would enjoy.

Thank Barbara B
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bakka13
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.
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bakka13
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
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sjr49
15 April 2016|
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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.
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