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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
April 18th - June 29th FLOODPLAIN
CHAD RUTTER
 
April 18th - June 29th CHASTUSHKI
Amy Toscani
 
March 20th - June 15th MCAD@MIA: Aberration
Jamie Owens, Claire Victoria
 
March 1st - November 2nd The Infinite World: Chinese Figure Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (14th-19th centuries)
 
February 23rd - May 18th Matisse - Masterworks from The Baltimore Museum of Art
Henri Matisse
 
February 20th - August 10th New Pictures 9
Rinko Kawauchi
 
January 18th - April 20th Imperial Nature: Flora, Fauna, and Colonialism in India
 
December 14th, 2013 - June 1st Woman as Muse in the Age of Matisse
 
November 29th, 2013 - August 3rd Africa Now: Fashioning Personhood
 
November 23rd, 2013 - June 8th Shells: Magic and Science
 
November 20th, 2013 - June 29th Gifts of Modern and Contemporary Glass from Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser
Giles Bettison, Keith Cummings, Harvey Littleton, Klaus Moje, Mark Peiser, Karla Trinkley, Bertil Vallien, Ann Wolff
 
November 2nd, 2013 - August 31st 31 Years: Gifts from Martin Weinstein
Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alec Soth
 
September 20th, 2013 - June 1st Chasing Matisse: American Moderns Under the Influence
 
August 31st, 2013 - July 13th Sacred
 
August 24th, 2013 - August 24th Inscribe These Words
 
June 1st, 2013 - May 25th Gown of Cloud & Rainbow: Miao Costumes & Jewelry from China
 
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> 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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