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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Venue Type: Museum

Country:
united states



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> CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
September 17th - January 29th, 2017 Ink Unbound
Liu Dan
 
August 20th - March 19th, 2017 Cut from the Same Cloth: American Quilts at Mia
 
July 21st - October 30th MAEP: Sweetheart the Rent is Due
Austin Swearengin
 
May 28th - February 26th, 2017 Georges Jeanclos’s Sleepers (Dormeurs)
Georges Jeanclos
 
May 28th - November 13th Actual Size: The Triumph of Tiny Prints
 
May 14th - October 30th Beyond the Selfie: Portraits in the 21st Century
Chuck Close, STACEY DAVIDSON, Nina Katchadourian, Leonardo Lasansky, Glenn Ligon, Cobi Moules, Freya Payne, Zak Smith
 
May 14th - October 30th Who’s Who: Seeing Back to Front
 
April 9th - January 8th, 2017 The Chronicles of Native Life: The MacMillan Gift of Seth Eastman Watercolors
Seth Eastman
 
April 2nd - October 30th Living Rooms | The American Period Rooms: Inside/Out
Anthony Marchetti
 
March 29th - November 20th The Fierce and the Fancy: Urban Masks from Sierra Leone
 
November 21st, 2015 - October 20th Living Rooms | The Jane Austen Reading Room
 
September 16th, 2015 - May 7th, 2017 International Modernism: Art in a Fast-changing World
 
January 1st, 2015 - December 4th American Modernism: Selections from the Kunin Collection
 
> UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Nov, 2016 MAEP: Ernest Bryant III
Ernest Bryant III
 
Oct, 2016 Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation
 
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.artsmia.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Thursday 10 AM-9 PM; Sunday 11 AM-5 PM
PHONE:  
888 642-2787
OTHER PHONE:  
(612) 870-3131
FAX:  
(612) 870-3004
GALLERY TYPE:  
Contemporary
COST:  
Free general admission
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DESCRIPTION

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is dedicated to national leadership in bringing art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the world’s diverse artistic heritage.

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, and an additional 40% exhibition space.  As well as increased gallery space the expansion included a new Lecture Hall, Photographs Study Room, Print Study Room, and an Art Research Library in a new, 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 eight hundred works of art to around eighty thousand objects. The collection includes world-famous works that embody the highest levels of artistic achievement, spanning five thousand years and representing the world's diverse cultures across all continents. The MIA has seven curatorial areas: Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; Architecture, Design, Decorative Arts, Craft, and Sculpture; Asian Art; Paintings and Modern Sculpture; Photographs; Prints and Drawings; and Textiles.

The MIA is Minnesota's largest art educator. More than half-a-million people visit the museum each year. A hundred thousand more are reached through the museum's Art Adventure program for elementary school children. 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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