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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” (60 reviews)
“soviet era” (14 reviews)
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5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
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"former church"
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"gift shop"
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"soviet era"
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"exhibits change"
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"church parking lot"
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"nesting dolls"
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"mission style"
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"private collection"
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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"
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"across the street"
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"permanent collection"
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"south minneapolis"
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"wonderful exhibits"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended with a groupon and had relatively low expectations. Well, the quality of the museum blew me away; a real hidden gem in Minneapolis. A lovely museum with a fantastic gift shop inside too. It is definitely worth a visit; both permanent and rotating...More

Thank SojournMN
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 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

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

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

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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
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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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