The Museum of Russian Art

A nonprofit organization

$6,526 raised by 55 donors

87% complete

$7,500 Goal

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) is a hidden gem of the Twin Cities -- please help us polish it by making a donation today!

Give today and have your donation fully matched up to $7,500!

The Museum of Russian Art promotes understanding of the art, people, and culture of Muscovite Russia, the Russian Empire, and the former republics of the Soviet Union through outstanding exhibitions, cultural presentations, and educational programs serving the people of Minnesota and the nation. 

In fulfillment of its mission, TMORA exhibits and collects art from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Additionally, the Museum exhibits and collects the work of émigré artists from those countries, with a special emphasis on artists living in Minnesota.

The Museum upholds an independent voice and the freedom of expression to carry out its mission unconstrained by influence from foreign governments, political actors and/or corporate or individual interests.

Facts about current operations:

  • Annually, TMORA presents 8-12 exhibitions and over 50 programs and events on site, covering art, music, theater, history, and literature.
  • TMORA impacts more than 35,000 per year through its exhibitions, programs, events, outreach education, and collaborative programs.  
  • TMORA is supported by 60+ wonderful volunteers. During your visit, you'll meet them at the front desk, Museum Shop, and as your docent on Museum tours.
  • The organization is led by a Board of Trustees from a variety of professional backgrounds. 
  • The Museum was named a "Jewel of the Twin Cities" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
  • TMORA presents Russian classical, folk, and contemporary music performances. Star artists from Minnesota and around the world participate in these concerts, including musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra. 
  • TMORA builds strength through diversity in programming. Different types of cultural events throughout the year reach a broad audience and welcome all interests.

“What’s great about The Museum of Russian Art is that in addition to extraordinary art, one inevitably leaves with a much richer understanding of Russian history and culture.” 
 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine


Does my GiveMN gift count toward TMORA membership? 

Yes! All gifts of $50+ made via GiveMN will count toward membership (benefits and details here). TMORA's membership is fully tax deductible to the extent provided by law. 

I want to join the Russian Arts and Culture Society. Can I do that via GiveMN?

Absolutely! Now is a great time to join TMORA's Russian Arts and Culture Society (RACS) with a contribution of $1000 or more. Details about RACS can be found here.

Is there a match associated with this fundraiser?

Yes! Each dollar will be matched up to $7,500.

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution established in 2002. Contributions to the Museum are  tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Museum of Russian Art

Tax id (EIN)



Arts & Culture


5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419


612 8219045

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