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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
October 26th - January 4th, 2015 Italian Style
 
October 16th - December 28th Delta Delta Delta Force and Repetition, Simulation, Repetition
Andy Messerschmidt, Mathew Zefeldt
 
September 25th - March 1st, 2015 Make It New, Again: Collecting History
Richard Avedon, Margaret Bourke-White, Marco Breuer, Stan Douglas, James Welling
 
September 20th - February 8th, 2015 Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone
 
September 13th - January 4th, 2015 The Hours of Night and Day: A Newly Discovered Cycle of Bronze Reliefs
Giovanni Casini, Pietro Cipriani
 
September 12th - August 23rd, 2015 Scents for the Soul: A Newly Acquired Havdalah Spice Box by Pope Pius VII’s Silversmith
Giovacchino Belli
 
September 6th - July 17th, 2016 The Nature of Nature
 
August 21st - February 8th, 2015 New Pictures 10, Structures of Dominion and Democracy in South Africa
David Goldblatt
 
July 19th - December 14th Fancy Pants: Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit
 
July 19th - March 8th, 2015 The Art of Murder
 
May 31st - April 19th, 2015 The Coated Splendor: Art of Chinese Lacquer (12th-19th centuries)
 
> 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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