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! The Friends provides its members with unique opportunities to learn, volunteer, and enrich the entire community with the gift of art. Participate at any level, have fun, and make friends along the way.

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 2023 welcomed a record breaking 60,000 visitors to Mia over the course of the four day festival. We can’t wait to celebrate our 40th Art in Bloom in 2024.

Friends Book Club

Join other Friends members for conversation and a guided tour on the 3rd Friday of each month.