Art-inspired ice sculptures on view at Minneapolis Institute of Art

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The sculptures, inspired by visitor-favorite artworks in the museum’s collection, will be on view beginning January 25.

MINNEAPOLIS—(Jan. 17, 2024) —This winter, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announces a special pop-up of ten ice sculptures inspired by the museum’s collection. The visitor-favorite artworks from Mia’s collection will be interpreted in ice by Minnesota Ice. This free, all-ages event, dubbed “The Minneapolis Institute of Ice” is an opportunity for art lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to experience a bit of Mia’s collection in ice.

The ice sculptures will be on view in the museum’s Target Park courtyard starting January 25 and will remain on view through February 4, or as long as weather allows. Well-known works from Mia’s collection will be among the sculpted artworks, including Raffaelo Monti’s Veiled Lady, a Tatra T-87 sedan, a Celestial Horse from China, and others. Minnesota Ice sculptors are carving the sculptures in their studio before transporting them to the museum. After viewing the sculptures, visitors can head inside to warm up with a self-guided tour of the works that inspired the frozen creations.

To celebrate the opening of the Minneapolis Institute of Ice, the museum is hosting an ice-themed Meet at Mia from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, January 25. Featuring a print-making activity created by Highpoint Center for Printmaking and music by DJ TaliaKnight. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

No tickets or reservations are required to visit Mia, and admission is always free(ze). The sculptures will be on view during museum hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Thursday evenings until 9 p.m.