Enjoy the diverse collections at the Minneapolis Institute of Art by participating in an interactive, one-hour guided group tour. These are our most popular tour topics, but we are happy to customize a tour based on your interests. To schedule a private group tour call the MIA Tour Office at 612-870-3140. To request a K-12 tour complete this on-line form.
How did they make that and why? Learn how geography, beliefs, needs, materials, and technology affect the creation of works of art in different times and places. Discover what these objects reveal about the lives of the people who made them and how they were used.
Winter holidays encompass Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Dewali, New Year’s, Eid Milad an-Nabi, Bodhi Day, and more. Celebrate the season with objects from the permanent collection that tell the stories of festivities around the world.
See masterpieces of Japanese and Korean art bequeathed to Mia from the collection of St. Paul native Mary Griggs Burke. Among them are stunning ink paintings, folding screens of hollyhocks and plum trees, and a luminous celadon vessel inlaid with an image of a crane amid clouds.
How does an artist’s choice of color affect the work created? See how artists use colors, lines, textures, or shapes in countless variations to create unique works of art. Focus on one or more elements while exploring a wide range of media, cultures and time periods.
Whet your appetite with a sample of Asian arts from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. See works from the Institute’s world-renowned collection, including ancient bronzes, tomb and temple sculptures, a Chinese scholar’s library and rock garden, ink paintings, and the Jade Mountain.
Bring the whole family to search for real and imaginary animals in works of art from around the world. The tour invites children to share what they see and know about animals and their habits. Explore how humans and animals interact, and hear stories where animals play a role.
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