The Art in Bloom 2022 Preview Party and Friends of the Institute 100th anniversary at Minneapolis Institute of Art. Floral arrangements, installations, and interpretations appear throughout Mia galleries and building. Preview party and anniversary celebration held on April 27, 2022. Art in Bloom event runs April 28, 2022 - May 1, 2022. Presented by Friends of the Institute.

Friends of the Institute

The Friends of the Institute is one of the oldest and most active museum volunteer organizations in the nation. Since 1922, proceeds generated by the Friends have been used for artwork acquisition and conservation, youth and adult education, and museum upkeep, renovation, and expansion. Its many signature programs, like the springtime favorite Art in Bloom, continue to enrich the museum experience for thousands of visitors each year.


The Friends of the Institute is an organization of members dedicated to supporting, enhancing and sustaining the collection, programs, and influence of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Join and Support

Anyone can be a Friend! Raising money for bus transportation for schoolchildren and supporting Mia as a free, available treasure trove of art for the greater Twin Cities community. Members also get special access to lectures and other educational events.

Get Involved

Friends volunteers further Mia’s mission in the company of other enthusiastic art lovers. As a Friend, you can share your time and talents in a number of ways.

Current Board

Friends of the Institute’s Board of Directors are selected by a nominating committee, and rotate annually.

Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom 2022 welcomed over 30,000 visitors to Mia. We can’t wait to see you at this year’s event, to be held Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30.