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.
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 1970.
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.
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.
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.