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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

Photography & New Media

Begun in 1973, the MIA’s collection spans the history of photography from the 1840s to the present. Representing more than 800 photographers and 11,500 works of art, the collection consists primarily of 20th-century American work, with particular depth in documentary, photojournalism, and pictorialism. The MIA is now expanding its holdings of historic avant-garde experiments as well as contemporary photography and new media from all countries. Notable additions include photographs by the Ukrainian artist Boris Mikhailov (left) and a video by American Doug Aitken that poignantly comments on mankind’s encroachment on natural habitats.

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Curatorial Staff

David E. Little, Ph.D.

David E. Little, Ph.D.
Curator of Photography
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