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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
July 19th - December 14th Fancy Pants: Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit
 
July 19th - March 8th, 2015 The Art of Murder
 
July 18th - September 28th “G.U.T. Feeling, Vol. 2″ and “Forever”
Eric William Carroll, James Holmberg
 
July 13th - September 21st Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
 
June 12th - October 26th Beneath the Ground
Monica Haller
 
May 31st - April 19th, 2015 The Coated Splendor: Art of Chinese Lacquer (12th-19th centuries)
 
May 15th - August 24th The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection
 
May 10th - August 17th Finland: Designed Environments
 
March 1st - November 2nd The Infinite World: Chinese Figure Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (14th-19th centuries)
 
February 20th - August 10th New Pictures 9
Rinko Kawauchi
 
November 29th, 2013 - August 3rd Africa Now: Fashioning Personhood
 
November 2nd, 2013 - August 31st 31 Years: Gifts from Martin Weinstein
Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alec Soth
 
August 24th, 2013 - August 24th Inscribe These Words
 
> 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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