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School tours presented by Target

History Hero

shieldUse the History Hero app to enhance your MIA visit. Developed in consultation with top U.S. educators, History Hero allows kids of all ages (and parents and teachers) to use their mobile device to play the first educational interactive video game to guide you through the MIA. Save the world, defeat the Erasers, and learn about art! Click here to download the app: HistoryHero.com

Classes, Talks, and Events

Beyond the galleries, the MIA offers a wide range of ongoing adult, youth, and family programs.


National and international scholars, artists, historians, and critics share their expertise and insights. Look for our popular summer subscription lecture series. more »


Stop by the Pillsbury Auditorium for a special screening. more » 


Hear a broad range of music, from popular to jazz and classical programs. more »

Adult Classes

Taught by professors and artists, these classes are designed for adults, and cover a variety of topics. Offerings include art history subjects that complement and enrich the experience of viewing art, as well as sketching classes in the galleries. more »

Youth & Family Programs

Classes and workshops for students ages four to sixteen explore art by visiting galleries and working in the studio with accredited art educators and artists. more »

Art in the Park

Classes in the Minneapolis city parks and visits to the museum from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board locations serve children and families citywide.

For more information about programs in specific park locations contact the museum at (612) 870-3104 or check the Minneapolis Park Board Web site at www.MinneapolisParks.org.

Getting Involved

Find out more about Friends of the Institute, the Docent Program, internships, and more.

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Verso: Unveiling the Backstory

Want to get behind the scenes at the museum? Verso is for you. The MIA’s free quarterly digital magazine for iPad is full of art scholarship and artful surprises.

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