Symmetrical design of plants, insects, birds, and amphibians in bright colors.
Christi Belcourt (Métis, born 1966), It's a Delicate Balance, 2021, acrylic on canvas. Gift of Funds from Andy and Meg Ubel in honor of Mia's Docent class of 2015. ©Christi Belcourt

Public Tour

Look for a new topic for exploring Mia’s permanent collection every month. Join us for free tours Thursdays through Sundays at 1 pm.

Current Conversations Tours are one-hour tours with a Mia Guide. Meet at the Info Bar in the General Mills Lobby on the first floor.

Cross Currents Tours are self-directed gallery quests to find Mia Guide-facilitated stops throughout the museum. A Cross Currents tour map, available in the General Mills lobby, will take you throughout the museum to explore cultural connections at your own pace. Guides are available in the indicated galleries from 1 to 3 pm.

Upcoming Tour Topics

September Cross Currents: Hispanic Heritage Celebrate the rich artistic heritage of Spanish-speaking cultures from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

October Current Conversations: Viva l’Italia In conjunction with Mia’s special exhibition, “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi,” view Italian Renaissance and Baroque masterworks in the permanent collection galleries.

November Current Conversations: Re-imagine Native/American Art Discover expanded narratives and inclusive histories of Mia’s Native/American galleries.

December Cross Currents: Winter Solstice Experience how cultures around the world await the return of the light, which brings rebirth and renewal.

January Current Conversations: How’s the Weather? Embrace the seasons as you contemplate works of art from various cultures and places.

February Current Conversations: Celebration of African American Art History Discover African American artists’ contributions to art history in the United States.

March Cross Currents: Women in Art Discuss how women, as both creators and inspiration, have influenced art-making around the world.

April Current Conversations: Wild Places Explore how artists revel in the beauties and challenges of the natural world.

May Cross Currents: Global Contemporary Art Examine how contemporary art reflects issues of global awareness, cultural diversity, and advanced technology.

June Current Conversations: Pride Celebrate the LBGTQ+ community through artworks that explore gender identity and social constructs.

Learn More

Learn more about Tours at Mia, or learn how to request a private tour.

Christi Belcourt (Métis, born 1966), It's a Delicate Balance, 2021, acrylic on canvas. Gift of Funds from Andy and Meg Ubel in honor of Mia's Docent class of 2015. ©Christi Belcourt