Affinity Groups

Mia’s Affinity Groups are a great way for museum members to connect more closely with special areas of art interest, allowing you to delve deeper into the curatorial area of your choice.

Join here onlineor by calling the Members’ Hotline: 612.870.6323; toll-free 888.642.2787

Affinity Group members:

  • Receive invitations to lectures and events.
  • Get the inside scoop on departmental news and acquisitions.
  • Enjoy special opportunities to socialize with others who have similar passions.

Mia’s Affinity Groups are a great way for museum members to connect more closely with
special areas of art interest.

  • Membership in Affinity Groups costs $150 per group per year
  • Investor-level museum members (giving $150-$499) may choose one complimentary Affinity Group.
  • Partners (giving $500-$2,499) may choose two complimentary Affinity Groups.
  • Patrons ($2,500 and higher) may choose as many complimentary Affinity Groups as they wish.

African Art Affinity Group

The Arts of Africa and the Americas Department is dedicated to the immense creativity of Native artists across the world, from prehistory to the present.

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Asian Art Affinity Group

Mia’s renowned collection of Asian art represents 17 cultures spanning nearly 5,000 years. Best known for the size and quality of its Chinese and Japanese collections, it also has important examples of Indian, Southeast Asian, Korean, Himalayan, and Islamic art.

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Contemporary Art Affinity Group

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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Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture Affinity Group

Originally established to focus on furniture, metalwork, ceramics, and glass, the department today encompasses more than 18,000 works across all mediums from the Americas and Europe, and dating from the Middle Ages to the present.

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Library Affinity Group

Established with the museum’s opening in 1915, Mia’s Art Research & Reference Library is one of the Midwest’s premiere research centers dedicated to the study of art.

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Native American Art Affinity Group

The museum’s Native American art collection celebrates the artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. The collection began with a gift of 25 objects from the Northwest Coast in 1928. The collection now encompasses nearly 1,500 objects from the major cultural regions across the continent, from ancient to contemporary times.

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Paintings Affinity Group

Mia’s internationally acclaimed collection of paintings contains nearly 900 European, Latin American, and U.S. works from the 1300s to about 1970. It offers a broad survey of the history of painting in those regions and includes some of the most accomplished works by innovative and influential artists.

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Photography and New Media Affinity Group

Established in 1973, the Department of Photography and New Media is one of the nation’s premier collections of photographic media. Holding nearly 13,000 objects spanning the history of the medium and a wide range of technical processes, the collection serves as a dynamic resource for research, exhibition, publication, and programming.

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Prints and Drawings Affinity Group

The Department of Prints and Drawings at Mia is home to more than 35,000 original prints, 3,000 drawings, and 3,000 artists’ books and other publications from the 1400s to the present.

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