For its 100th Birthday Year, Mia plans for amazing art, community celebrations and a year’s worth of surprises - 52 of them, to be exact. Stay tuned to this space to be among the first to hear each surprise when it's unveiled. Better yet, become a member! It's free.
As the Minneapolis Institute of Art brings the exciting yearlong 100th Birthday celebration to a close, we thank you for making it all possible. To conclude our year of 52 surprises, we are delighted to announce the gift of more than 400 works of art from 58 individual collectors, including longtime supporters of the museum, current […]
“Once at Mia” is the museum's year-long series of stories from its past, featuring one archival image each week.
By the early 1970s, Mia was getting claustrophobic. It hadn’t built any new galleries since the 1920s, and, like so much of the ’70s, was suffocating from excess. Witness the wallpaper. This photo was taken in March 1972 at the groundbreaking of the museum’s new expansion, which would open in fall 1974. A minimalist addition designed by […]
Of the over 1,000 objects going to both the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, approximately 700 are becoming part of Mia’s Japanese collection. This addition brings the Japanese collection to 7,000 objects, making it one of the most significant encyclopedic collections of Japanese art in the nation. […]
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