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.
In keeping with Mia’s 100th Birthday Year theme of bringing art outside the walls of the museum and engaging with new audiences and communities, we’re excited to present a creative collaboration between Mia and Centro Tyrone Guzman. This inter-generational project allowed a group of women and teens to identify pressing issues affecting their lives and create a visual representation […]
“Once at Mia” is the museum's year-long series of stories from its past, featuring one archival image each week.
Look closely and you can see the name of Alfred Pillsbury under “lender.” It’s not hard: The cursive writing is clear as a carving, seemingly typed. As Mia’s registrars like to joke now, the primary job requirement for their predecessors long ago was good handwriting. And this person, probably a secretary in the director’s office, […]
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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