Beauford Delaney, United States, 1901–79, Untitled [detail], 1947, Oil on Masonite. Gift of Dolly J. Fiterman, 2017.138.7, © Estate of Beauford Delaney / Derek L. Spratley, Esq., Court Appointed Administrator

Pride at Mia

Pride at Mia

Celebrate the exceptional historical and creative cultural contributions made by the 2SLGBTQIA+ community with art, stories, virtual events, and more—curated by Mia’s 2SLGBTQIA+ Staff Work Group. We acknowledge that Pride is a celebration of the decades-long fight—often led by trans women of color—that got us to where we are today.

About the 2SLGBTQIA+ Staff Work Group

Comprised of staff from multiple departments, this group aims to create a space for employees to think about museum content and staff advocacy through the lens of the queer experience. 2SLGBTQIA+ stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, +

Pride Self-Guided Tour

This tour seeks to highlight 2SLGBTQIA+ artists and themes through a small selection of artworks spanning centuries and social epochs. Some pieces include the multicultural perspectives of ritual and religion; others are more explicit in their portrayal of life through a queer lens.

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Explore the Art

Many queer artists are represented in Mia’s collection. Explore these works by artists who have publicly identified as queer and by historical artists considered to have been queer based on their biographies.

Explore the Artwork.

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Pride Care Package

Pride Care Package

Art has the ability to make connections with ourselves, each other and our world. Practicing self-care and creating a healthy relationship with ourselves helps us better connect with and support others, and how we care for ourselves and each other in these times is essential.

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Podcast Episodes

Unspeakable Love: The Rebel Who Went Too Far

Simeon Solomon is a young gay art star in the Victorian era. But when scandal threatens his career, offering a cautionary tale to aesthetes like Oscar Wilde, he must choose between his livelihood and his identity.

Incredibly, Mia has two works by Solomon in its collection, acquired in the 1960s when Solomon had been all but erased from art history. Click here to see them.

Listen to this episode of our podcast here, or search “The Object” wherever you listen to podcasts to subscribe.

The Psychic Sculptor

In 1852, Harriet Hosmer packs her pistol, her anatomy degree, and two pictures of a sculpture she made and moves to Rome. There, among other “emancipated women” in the expat colony, she becomes one of the world’s most famous artists. But it’s the spirit world that truly calls to her, the realm of the dead that she channels through clairvoyance and seances. So what happens when she answers?

You can see her remarkably tender sculpture of Medusa, referenced in this episode, in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Click here to see it.

Listen to this episode of our podcast here, or search “The Object” wherever you listen to podcasts to subscribe.

Impact Stories

Mia is Inclusion

Pieter Valk rarely enjoyed art museums—until he came to Mia. Valk, who runs a nonprofit focused on LGBTQI issues, explains how he connected with people and ideas across the centuries through the art at Mia.

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Beauford Delaney, United States, 1901–79, Untitled [detail], 1947, Oil on Masonite. Gift of Dolly J. Fiterman, 2017.138.7, © Estate of Beauford Delaney / Derek L. Spratley, Esq., Court Appointed Administrator