Our Mission:

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) 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.

TMORA is North America’s only museum devoted to exploring the art and culture of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.  Additionally, TMORA exhibits and collects the work of émigré artists from those countries, with a special emphasis on artists living in Minnesota. TMORA presents eight or more exhibitions each year, with items from its permanent collection of over 7,000 works and with art from major collections in the U.S. and abroad.  The Museum enhances its exhibitions by presenting subject specific lectures, seminars, concerts, and other unique events, which include independent scholars who share their expertise with the TMORA audience.  Housed in a beautifully renovated historic building, the Museum’s multi-level galleries provide a tranquil and intimate setting for its dynamic array of exhibitions and programs.   

We look forward to welcoming you to TMORA, a cultural venue like no other.

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