Hidden museum gems

One of the best things about living in such a thriving arts community is that there is no shortage of amazing museums, theaters, and musical opportunities. Living in the middle of all of it, I think we often forget what is around us.

I first visited The Museum of Russian Art a few years ago on a Groupon (which, by the way, I’ve always thought was a great way to try new things) and enjoyed it immensely!

Then I promptly forgot about it.

A few weeks ago, Z and I were looking for a weekend adventure and decided to head to Minneapolis to see an exhibit that was only there for one or two more days: Stage Designs by Vera Mednikova: From Pushkin to Hawthorne. It was amazing. I’m glad we went!

The museum is gorgeous – with nooks and crannies and more exhibits than I had remembered. We easily could have spent more time there than we did. Other exhibits that I found inspiring and interesting:

Unknown Fabergé: New Finds and Re-Discoveries
Art of Valerian Formozov: Visions of the Russian Heartland

Gorgeously displayed with fantastic information as part of the introductions and on each piece. The exhibitions they have up and coming look equally incredible and I’m sure we’ll be back – a great afternoon date!

What hidden gems have you discovered in your own city?


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