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Inspiring wonder through the power of art. The Minneapolis Institute of Art enriches the community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures.
What We Do
Managing the Collection
Mia holds its collection in public trust. As stewards of these artworks, we follow core standards set by the larger museum community to responsibly preserve, document, and exhibit them, ensuring they remain in good condition and are accessible to the public for generations to come.
Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts
Mia is collaborating with museum colleagues as well as social scientists, artists, educators, and others to research and explore practices for fostering empathy and global understanding through the power of art and to share these findings with the field.
Stories and stats illustrate Mia’s impact on visitors and communities. Work made possible by your generosity. Here are some of the ways your financial contributions are helping Mia inspire wonder through the power of art
Mia’s collection is held in public trust, for the benefit of all. Through the conservation of works of art in the collection, Mia ensures that it remains accessible for generations to come.
As a learning institution, Mia is committed to advancing research, sharing discoveries through presentations, publications, and partnerships with our community and across the museum field.
How We Work
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Policy
Mia is committed to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster equity, and empower an accessible and inclusive environment.
We rely on the generous financial support of individuals and organizations to keep Mia free and accessible to all. Your contributions allow Mia to support our staff, maintain our collection and facility.