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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” (59 reviews)
“soviet era” (14 reviews)
5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
+1 612-821-9045
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were fascinated the first time we came to The Russian Art Museum. Because of the rotating exhibits we decided to venture out again to this matchless museum. This time around we were able to see Russian Sacred Art, The Vladimer School of Painting which...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vladimir school of painting exhibit is a “don’t miss. The nesting doll exhibit was fun. I enjoyed to icons but my partners did not. This is a museum worth your time for a visit.

Thank Colby J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently braved the -15 degree cold to visit the Russian Museum, located in a well restored Spanish missionary style church. The current exhibit of Matruchkas in the basement is truly a winner, and we also liked the faux-Van Gogh paintings of the Vladimir school...More

Thank johntpt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I drove past this museums many times. Never thought much about going in (despite an interest in art) until out-of-town friends asked to go. I was impressed. The quality of the artwork was quite fine. There were many large paintings. Some of the paintings were...More

Thank jeffo442
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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 26 November 2017 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 21 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 29 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
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16 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.
16 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
14 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.