Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculptures Affinity Group

Mia houses one of the nation’s finest collections of European and American decorative arts, including furniture, design, silver, ceramics, and glass. In addition to 12 period rooms housed within the museum, the museum also owns the 1913 Purcell-Cutts House, a Prairie School-style architect’s home in the historic Kenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis.

The sculpture collection encompasses Mediterranean, European, and post-colonial American works from ancient times until 1960. Recent acquisitions include a superb 18th century silver cup with cover by the Strasbourg silversmith Johann Friedrich Baer.