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The Museum of Russian Art

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Address: 5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
Phone Number: +1 612-821-9045
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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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Excellent Exhibits with Great Guide

This museum is a gem. The exhibits change regularly and are well laid out. We caught a guided tour with an excellent guide.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a gem. The exhibits change regularly and are well laid out. We caught a guided tour with an excellent guide.

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went here using a Groupon and am very glad we did! The museum was well laid out with interesting exhibits and they even had a guided tour which where they gave fascinating information on the times, culture and the artists and how they all melded together to result in the works of art on display. If you have an... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum has an amazing personal history. It is small and not ever crowded. I find it a very relaxing visit. The true greatness of Russian art is seen here.

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minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We love the Museum of Russian art. It is probably the museum we visit the most. Such a wide variety of exhibits. we have seen tableware from the Russian leaders to 'Christmas' decorations.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are interested in Russian art, you should go to this place. A beautiful building with often quite interesting exhibitions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

An exquisite little gem of an exhibit of Faberge non-egg art. It's a brief stop and can be tied into lunch in Edina or a trip to Mall of America.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This museum is located in an old church building, I think, and has three main floors. It's not very accessable, being right off the expressway. The exhibits present in my visit were a Formozov, Faberge, and Artistic Underground showing. The third floor is positioned such that it is a series of walkways above the second floor, allowing you to peer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was a friendly, open, and interesting museum. I went with my mom and daughter and we all enjoyed every exhibit that was there. There was a scavenger hunt for my second grader so she really had to look at the pieces of art and answer questions about the exhibits we were enjoying. I would suggest looking at Groupon- I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The Russian Art Museum exists in an old church, in a quiet old neighborhood. Although near a major expressway, it remains a quiet and solemn place, full of many displayed items.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A wonderful museum, focused on Russian art, mostly from the Soviet era. Fantastic pieces, large, expressive!

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