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Mia Commissions Handsome Cycles to Create Art-Inspired Bikes

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Together with Handsome Cycles, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is excited to announce a partnership that merges art and bikes!

Launching at the museum’s popular Bike Night event on July 16, 2015, three custom bikes inspired by works of art from Mia’s permanent collection, including paintings by Claude Monet and Frank Stella, and the 1948 Tatra T87 sedan, were unveiled. The artful bikes were created in celebration of the museum’s Birthday Year. Additionally, the two Minnesota brands will offer an exclusive line of Mia bikes available for purchase through the Store at Mia and Handsome Cycles’ website.

Check out this video about the making of these unique art bikes!

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 […]