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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)
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5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
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"gift shop"
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"former church"
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"soviet era"
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"nesting dolls"
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"free parking across the street"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is reportedly the only museum in North America dedicated solely to rotating exhibits of Russian art. They had the meeting dolls, a Russian artist and a variety of cold war era art when I went. It only takes an hour or two but...More

Thank Robyn H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting collection of mostly Soviet artists. Something you wouldn't see anywhere else. Enjoyed the brief intro by one of the staff.

Thank Ogutarts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The special exhibits, from the samovars to the Matryoshka dolls and a whole lot more, are a special treat and a view of Russia that is not normally seen. Be sure to take a tour with the well versed docents.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time visiting the MRORA and it will not be the last, though I am from Boston, It setting is special and the art on display was memorable. The Leon Hushcha special exhibit, "Balancing Act", was spectacular and touched my soul. His...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really a great little museum that few people know about. Most people in the twin cities have never been there; too bad.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are three floors to this museum and each is unique. As of April 2018, the Hushcha exhibit is on the top floor and it is wonderful. We didn't know anything about his work before this and are now huge fans. You can get a...More

1  Thank abearfellow
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

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

1  Thank Mardee S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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.

1  Thank Pat A
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

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

1  Thank Rosemary D
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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
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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