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Mia Commissions Crop Art Inspired by Van Gogh

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In a continued effort to bring art outside the museum’s walls and into the community in new and surprising ways, the Minneapolis Institute of Art has commissioned renowned crop artist Stan Herd to create a planted version of the beloved van Gogh’s Olive Trees painting.

Planting began this spring and the final piece has revealed itself! It has been exciting to watch it grow and it will remain intact through the fall of 2015! The field location was chosen specifically so that the growing art can be seen from many flights coming and going from MSP airport. If you spot it, snap a pic and share it with #BDayMia #vangrow!

Special thank you to Thomson Reuters for sharing their field with the museum in celebration of the Birthday Year.

Watch a video about the project here.

Thank You for a Great Year!

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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 […]

Staff Favorites, Now on View at Mia

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In closing out the year of celebration for the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s 100th Birthday, we’ve invited Mia staff to call out their personal favorite works of art. These are marked  in the galleries with special temporary labels, on view through the end of the year. Much like you’d find in a wine shop or bookstore, […]

Surprise “Candlelight” Tours of the Period Rooms

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Surprise! Mia is offering a special “candlelight” tour of the period rooms in conjunction with the Living Rooms project. Curators will take a limited number of people through the rooms after the museum has closed and the modern lighting has been turned off, illuminating the history and context of these beloved museum installations they originally existed. The surprise candlelight period […]

Mia Plus, a New Way to Engage in the Galleries

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People experience the museum in many different ways. When you visit, we want you to feel comfortable and welcome, no matter your entry point. As part of Mia’s 100th Birthday Year, we’re excited to introduce Mia Plus, a new gallery experience that’s both enjoyable and educational. Mia Plus offers more opportunities to gather, converse, contemplate, and […]