Facility Rental

When life imitates art

We know the Art of entertaining! The Museum of Russian Art offers an elegant and sophisticated setting for your most important occasion. Entertain clients, colleagues and friends with exceptional cuisine and cocktails while strolling through our stunning galleries of extraordinary Russian art.

The museum’s classic elegant and intimate ambiance makes your event a memorable experience that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Our experienced staff will help you plan a perfect evening that is sure to leave a lasting impression. The Museum’s caterer, D’Amico Catering, Inc., will assist you in creating a custom menu of fresh, seasonal cuisine and beverages designed to fulfill any event requirement. A sampling of their menus is available here.  Tables accented with fine linens from D’Amico and fresh floral arrangements finish your look.

Our state-of-the-art building will accommodate cocktail receptions for up to 350 guests, seated dinners for 125, and seminars with theater-style seating for up to 175. A full array of professional audio/visual equipment and services can be provided as needed. Conveniently located at I-35W and Diamond Lake Road in south Minneapolis, the Museum is easily accessible from downtown and the surrounding suburbs. Free off street parking is available for up to 100 vehicles; the Museum is fully handicap accessible.

Organizations that have benefited from renting this facility:

  • ACIST Medical Systems
  • American Association of Museums
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Blake School
  • BNC Bank
  • Breck School
  • Capella University
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Dartmouth Alumni
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Fine Theoretical Physics Institute
  • Fredrickson & Byron Law Office
  • General Mills
  • Grinnell College Alumni
  • Luther College Alumni
  • Madeline island Music Camp
  • Middlebury College Alumni
  • Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
  • Mt. Olivet Church
  • Republican National Convention
  • Select Comfort
  • St. Jude Cardiac
  • Stanford University Alumni
  • Syngenta
  • World Presidents’ Organization
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Tre Hus Builders
  • United Way
  • Wachovia Securities
  • Wells Fargo
  • Young Presidents Organization

Policies and Procedures

The Museum is available for rentals to qualifying individuals and organizations after regular Museum visiting hours. Museum hours

The Museum can be rented for adult-oriented activities with the specific exception of the following:

  • The Museum does not accept events involving any form of religious celebrations including baptisms, confirmations, bar/bat mitzvahs, or memorial services
  • Political rallies or politically oriented fund raising events are not acceptable
  • School proms
  • Red wine is not served in the Museum due to potential staining

For additional information or to arrange a facilities tour please contact:

Lynda Holker
Special Events Coordinator