Department of European Art

Department of European Art

Department Staff

Rachel McGarry
Elizabeth MacMillan Chair of European Art and Curator of European Paintings and Works on Paper

Ghenete Zelleke
James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts & Sculpture

Tom Rassieur
John E. Andrus III Curator
of Prints and Drawings

Nicole LaBouff
Associate Curator of Textiles

Marla J. Kinney
Curatorial Fellow

Ian Karp
Project Assistant

Kristin Lenaburg
Study Room and Collections Manager

For department inquiries, please email Rachel McGarry at
Phone: 612.870.3113


The Herschel V. Jones Print Study Room

The Herschel V. Jones Print Study Room offers individuals and groups the opportunity to examine up close the exceptional collection of the Department of Prints and Drawings. Click here to learn more and make an appointment.


Critical History: Provenance at Mia

Establishing the history of ownership for objects in Mia’s collection helps ensure that the museum may legally and ethically own them.


Conservation Projects

As an art museum, proper stewardship of our collection includes the restoration and conservation of paintings, frames, and all objects we hold for our community. Conservation projects happen through a variety of ways, and Mia has the good fortune of sharing our building with the Midwest Art Conservation Center whose professionals partner with us on many endeavors.


Living Rooms

In this multi-year initiative, Mia is reinvigorating its period rooms for today’s visitors, placing the past in dialogue with the present, while simultaneously broadening the conversation to include other histories—of marginalized people, of the senses, and even of time itself.



Art Champions

The restoration and conservation of artworks in Mia’s collection are ever-present concerns. Art Champions is a program that connects art lovers with artworks that require conservation to be displayed to the public.