Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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

September 23rd - February 18th, 2018
September 23rd - February 18th, 2018
September 7th - December 17th
August 19th - April 29th, 2018
“I Am Somali”: Three Visual Artists from the Twin Cities
Ifrah Mansour, Hassan Nor, Aziz Osman
July 20th - October 29th
The Flowers
Joe Sinness
June 24th - March 11th, 2018
May 20th - January 14th, 2018
Rome in Ruins
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
April 22nd - April 15th, 2018
April 22nd - April 15th, 2018
April 22nd - April 15th, 2018
April 22nd - April 15th, 2018
January 14th - October 8th
Children in Paris: The Birthday Boy and Friends
Albert Besnard, John Singer Sargent
December 23rd, 2016 - December 15th
Now Where Were We?
Dave Muller
May 28th, 2016 - October 15th
October 21st - July 1st, 2018
October 7th - June 24th, 2018
September 30th - February 4th, 2018
Solo Exhibition
Aliza Nisenbaum
Representing Artists
Dennis Michael Jon
Open hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Thursday 10 AM-9 PM; Sunday 11 AM-5 PM
888 642-2787
Other phone
(612) 870-3131
(612) 870-3004
Gallery type
Free general admission

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.