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Katie Remole President 2017-2019

Katie Remole
President 2017-2019

Connect with the Friends of the Institute by becoming a member. You will be joining a group of over 1,000 friendly, art-loving staunch supporters of the museum. Our mission statement communicates our dedication to supporting, enhancing and sustaining the collections, programs, and influence of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Art in Bloom, our largest annual fundraiser, ushers in Minnesota springtime. Last year over 51,000 visitors came to the four-day extravaganza at the museum to celebrate spectacular flowers and exquisite art. The 2017 Art in Bloom committee has started work on the upcoming 34th Art in Bloom! Please join us this year, the smells are wonderful and the views are free!

By becoming a member and participating in our various volunteer opportunities you have a chance to make new friends and to make a difference. The Friends make noteworthy grants to the museum’s educational department. We also bring tens of thousands of school children each year to the museum for participation in educational activities as well as docent lead tours. We support special exhibitions, we provide funds for museum acquisitions and pilot programs for children. These Friends contributions, as well as our numerous others, have granted over millions of dollars to Mia in the past 93 years.

For a membership of $50 your benefits are many. The Friends membership provides you with this exclusive opportunities:
• Monthly Friends digital newsletter
• First access to Friends Lecture tickets
• Friends-Only events, programs, and tours
• Art and Architecture tours
• Volunteer and friendship opportunities
• Hospitality of the Friends office
We invite you to stop by the Friends and say hi. We look forward to having you join Friends!


Katie Remole
President, Friends of the Institute