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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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“gift shop” (63 reviews)
“former church” (21 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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"gift shop"
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"former church"
in 21 reviews
"soviet era"
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"exhibits change"
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"nesting dolls"
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"church parking lot"
in 6 reviews
"mission style"
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"private collection"
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"free tea"
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"free parking across the street"
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"oil paintings"
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"current exhibit"
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"the lower level"
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"rotating exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"permanent collection"
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"south minneapolis"
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"wonderful exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been wanting to visit here ever since my daughter moved to Minneapolis and finally had the chance. I was not disappointed - the works of art are exquisite and filled with history. They have special exhibits and the one I saw was extremely...More

Thank Mardee S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely museum specializing in Russian Art. It is a place for repeat visits as the collection changes from time to time. Also, you will want to visit the gift shop for beautiful gifts and jewelry.

Thank Pat A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in Moscow during the period right after the collapse of the USSR, we found the exhhibits very interesting. Extreme caution and distrust of visitors, and citizens alike permeated the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

It seemed odd to have a Russian museum in an old mission style church but the large space does the exhibits justice. We went on a Sunday right when they opened at 1pm so not crowded but by 3 it was busy. The Russian religious...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This was a nice way to spend a few hours on a Sunday. The admission was inexpensive. We were able to see the nesting dolls exhibit and the artwork. Our teenage boys enjoyed as much as we did. We would definitely go back!

Thank Steph S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We went on a Thursday morning. Great day to go. They do a tour at 11:00 a.m. Excellent & informative tour. Three levels of viewing. Takes approximately 1 1/2 hrs to 2.

Thank pepe574
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We visited recently for the first time. Very easy to get to and free parking across the street. Building is an old church built like the Catholic missions. Inside we saw a beautiful display of "Nesting Dolls" and Russian icons.

Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I very much enjoyed this first-class museum where the art was in display in a most tasteful and interesting way. Via a combination of special exhibits and permanent collections, we saw expansive collections of religious iconography, Russian nesting dolls, and paintings from the 20th-century "Vladimir"...More

Thank EandMMichigan
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Finished lunch at a wonderful pizza place (see separate review for Pizzeria Lola) and needed to blow a few hours before heading back downtown to the hotel. This fit the bill. It's located in a sleepy neighborhood it looks like a church from the outside....More

Thank A Z
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

What a beautiful venue! We've been there a number of times. Usually there is at least one excellent exhibit but currently there are three. I didn't expect that the nesting dolls exhibit (in the basement) would be interesting but it really is fascinating. FYI, their...More

Thank Jeffrey K
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bakka13
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.
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bakka13
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
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sjr49
14 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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