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Whether you’re at the museum, in the classroom, or at home, plan on spending time with 8–10 artworks. Most of these questions are open ended, designed to prompt close looking and critical thinking. Read each artwork’s label or website content to find answers to the fact-based questions.
To view zoomable images of each artwork and read related content, click on the links supplied from Mia’s collections site.
Art from Ancient Times to 1650
Humans have been making art for a long time. See what artists who lived hundreds or thousands of years ago had to say about their world. How does each artwork contribute to your understanding of the place and time it represents?
The history of Minnesota is complex and ever changing. Learn about it through artworks made by Dakhóta and Anishinaabe artists, early settlers and trendsetters, and more recent arrivals such as Hmong immigrants. Whose history do you most relate to?