Join & Invest / Decorative Arts, Textiles & Sculpture Affinity Group

MIA Affinity Groups are a great way for museum members to connect more closely with special areas of art interest. more »

Enthusiast ($100 per year/household/Affinity Group): Provides admission to three annual programs (e.g., lectures and gallery tours), e-newsletters, with insider information from the curatorial department(s) of your choice.

Collector ($1,000 per year/household/Affinity Group): Provides all the above, plus invitations to annual events with curators, dealers, and visiting scholars, travel opportunities, and other curator-developed programs focused around collecting in the curatorial department(s) of your choice.

Join now by calling the Members’ Hotline: (612) 870-6323; toll-free (888) 642-2787

Decorative Arts, Textiles & Sculpture

The MIA houses one of the nation’s finest collections of European and American decorative arts, including furniture, design, silver, ceramics, and glass. In addition to 12 period rooms housed within the museum, the MIA also owns the 1913 Purcell-Cutts House, a Prairie School-style architect’s home in the historic Kenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis. The sculpture collection encompasses Mediterranean, European, and post-colonial American works from ancient times until 1960. Recent acquisitions include a superb 18th century silver cup with cover (left) by the Strasbourg silversmith Johann Friedrich Baer.

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