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Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an arts museum located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Home to more than 90,000 works of art … See more

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Jan 13, 2023
Wonderful art museum. Something to treasure as a resident of the Twin Cities especially as it is free admission. Art on display from all over the world both from the old masters and from modern artis… Full review by TravelingSoccerLoon
Dec 14, 2022
MIA is a World-Class Art Museum that compares well with most we have seen in Europe. And we lived there for many years and saw many of them multiple times in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherla… Full review by md2242
Dec 12, 2022
The Botticelli exhibit at the Institute through January 8, 2023 is not to be missed! This is the only stop this exhibit is making in the US and includes masterpieces from the Uffizi gallery in Floren… Full review by sadams44

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One of the Finest Wide-Ranging Art Collections
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts inspires wonder, spurs creativity, and nourishes the imagination. With extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country—Rembrandt to van Gogh, Monet to Matisse, Asian to African—the MIA links the past to the present, enables global conversations, and offers an exceptional setting for inspiration. In 1883, twenty-five citizens of Minneapolis founded the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, committing them to bringing the arts into the life of their community. More than a century later, the museum they created, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, stands as a monument to a remarkable history of civic involvement and cultural achievement. Designed by the preeminent New York architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, the original building opened its doors in 1915. A neoclassical landmark in the Twin Cities, the MIA expanded in 1974 with an addition designed by the late Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. In June 2006, the museum unveiled a new wing designed by architect Michael Graves. The Target Wing was the result of a major renovation and expansion that included thirty-four new galleries, increasing exhibition space by 40 percent. The expansion included a new Lecture Hall, Photographs Study Room, Print Study Room, and an Art Research Library in a more visible location. The Graves design respectfully combined the neoclassical elegance of the original McKim, Mead & White 1915 building with the minimalism of Tange’s 1974 addition. The MIA’s permanent collection has grown from 800 works of art to more than 83,000 objects. The collection includes world-famous works that embody the highest levels of artistic achievement, spanning 5,000 years and representing the world’s diverse cultures across all continents. The MIA has seven curatorial areas: Arts of Africa & the Americas; Contemporary Art; Decorative Arts, Textiles & Sculpture; Asian Art; Paintings; Photography and New Media; and Prints and Drawings. The MIA is one of the largest arts educators in Minnesota. More than a half-million people visit the museum each year, and a hundred thousand more are reached through the museum’s Art Adventure program for elementary schoolchildren. The museum’s free general admission policy, public programs, classes for children and adults, and award-winning interactive media programs have helped to broaden and deepen this museum’s roots in the communities it serves.
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