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Curatorial Departments

Curatorial Departments

Mia’s curators are charged with caring for the collection and expanding our knowledge of the world’s artistic traditions.

Department of the Arts of Global Africa

The Department of the Arts of Global Africa is dedicated to the immense creativity of African and African-descended artists from around the world, from prehistory to the present.

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Department of Global Contemporary Art

In 2008 Mia launched an initiative to focus on the art of our times. Through its Department of Contemporary Art, the museum brings a fresh dynamism to its galleries by collecting and exhibiting works by living artists produced since 1960.

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Department of Asian Art

Mia’s collection of Asian art spans Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Islamic, and South and Southeast Asian art and encompasses the artistic production of a vast ethnic and geographic area, home to over half the world’s population.

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Department of European Art

Mia’s internationally acclaimed collection of European paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, books, and decorative arts spans the 1300s to the present and includes some of the most accomplished works by innovative and influential artists.

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Department of the Arts of the Americas

Mia’s Americas collection includes artworks created by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from North, Central, and South America, from prehistory to the present.

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