Founded in 1922, Friends of the Institute is a volunteer organization of members of the Minneapolis Institute of Art dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and sustaining the collections, programs, and influence of the museum. Today, Friends of the Institute is one of the nation’s largest and most active art museum volunteer organizations.
The Friends support the museum in many ways, by providing free public lectures, buses to bring schoolchildren to the museum for docent tours, artwork for the permanent collection, and funding for innovative children’s art education programs. Two major fundraisers, Art in Bloom and Salon: An Evening with Friends, make this support possible.
For more information, please contact the Friends office: (612) 870-3045; email@example.com.
Pictured above: Friends Board of Directors (2015-16)
The Friends Board of Directors is constituted of Friends officers, committee chairs, and special appointees. Members are appointed by a nominating committee each year and voted upon at the Friends annual meeting in May.
If you are interested in volunteering with a Friends committee, please complete the Friends Volunteer Form or contact the Friends office: (612) 870-3045.
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