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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” (58 reviews)
“soviet era” (14 reviews)
5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1933
+1 612-821-9045
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are always great exhibits at the Russian museum. Recently I attended a docent lead tour of their "Women of Leningrad" exhibit. It was fascinating. The current exhibit "Born in the USSR" is pulled from a few private collections and gives you real insight into...More

Thank juliekihl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a 1-1.5 hour window to fill and decided to give this place a visit. Very interesting exhibit on the Romanov's and then paintings of Russian children (with art supplies from the government!) were the current displays. I do not know a lot about...More

Thank SLKspingirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice building. Kind of out of the way. Hard to rate because all exhibits change. If you plan to go, check to see if the current exhibits are ones you would enjoy.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I had a very wonderful and educational time at this small museum. We were there for the twice weekly guided tour. The guided tour gives you much more insight that the normal self guided tour. Parking is free across the street. This...More

Thank retiredorange
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This small museum should be packed all the time with art lovers. Really quality works here. Russian artists like their writers paint from the soul. With convenient access to/from downtown and generally easy parking, it's a great place to spend several hours in this former...More

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This museum is a little gem. It features many oversized portraits of Russians in daily life painted by significant artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. In the basement,you'll find great examples of military badges, helmets, papers and portraits of dignitaries, including Peter the Great....More

Thank Claude F
Reviewed 16 August 2017

What a lovely museum. The building is a former church (built in a Spanish Revival style), and I wasn't sure if we were in the right place at first! The permanent display of Romanov era items was wonderful and the current 'Born in the USSR,'...More

Thank St_Belmont
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Located in my neighborhood and never really paid attention until a friend went with her book group. I have now seen three different exhibits and am astounded by the quality and diversity in the collections. Located in a converted church the setting seems perfect to...More

Thank JLo5424
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The goal was to see a few things in Minneapolis that were a bit off the beaten path. The Russian Art Museum fit the bill and then some. We saw two special exhibits in the wonderful space that in its' past life was an old...More

1  Thank susan n
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I didn't really expect to like this much, but my sister wanted to go, so I went along. The building itself is beautiful and unique. The first floor of art was fairly realistic paintings highlighting the time of the Red Brigade and Stalin. The basement...More

1  Thank mbabe58
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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
15 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.