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Art Team

We are a group of 8-10 young Mia staff members that work as a team to create opportunities for young people, support Family Day and create community & grow together.

Art Team Recruitment Update

We will have more information about recruiting new Art Team members to our team in the spring of 2021. Due to Covid-19, we are meeting mostly virtually and a couple monthly socially distant small group in-person meetings, navigating all the realities of this time. With all this, we were not able to bring on additional members to the team this year. Thanks to all those that have inquired about this, we look forward to connecting soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do we do? Art Team’s work revolves around making the museum more accessible to teens, through engaging with artwork, artists and art-making. Art Team is engaged in professional development opportunities that expand career horizons and promote artistic & cultural literacy.
What’s in it for the teens? Art Team is a year-round commitment and a paid position. Art Team members develop the following leadership skills: goal-setting, critical thinking, self-confidence and positive communication.
Who can apply? Teens ages 14 to 18, enrolled in high school.
What are the requirements? Art Team members have an interest in learning about art, developing leadership skills, and engaging with museum visitors. Must be available every Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and the second Sunday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Questions? To learn more about teen programming at Mia, click here. If you would like to be added to our teen programs newsletter and receive updates on Art Team recruitment and other opportunities for teens at Mia, please email

Collection Reflections by Art Team

Collection Reflections by Art Team are a series of our perspectives, and other teen perspectives on artworks in Mia’s collection. We select works of art to engage with and reflect upon, while also inviting you to reflect and explore a couple of prompts for each selected artwork. We are passionate about making art accessible for young people & teens. We hope you like our reflections, as we are inspired by the current moments in our society and our lived experiences as BIPOC young people.

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Día de los Muertos

This Día de los Muertos activity sheet and coloring pages, created by two of Mia’s Art Team members Mateo Silva and Izabella Red Feather, are an opportunity to reflect and remember our loved ones.

Esta hoja de actividades y páginas para colorear del Día de los Muertos, creadas por Mateo Silva y Izabella Red Feather, miembros del equipo de arte del Instituto de Artes de Minneapolis (Mia), son una oportunidad para reflexionen y recuerden a sus seres queridos.

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Art Team Exhibition

Challenging Stereotypes by Art Team

This series came to be through brainstorming around topics that are important to us as young people at the end of 2019. We were due to host an event centered around ‘challenging stereotypes’ for teens earlier in 2020, and when the global pandemic hit the U.S. that all changed. We are passionate about taking apart these stereotypes and creating a new reality. The world has drastically changed since we created this series (pre-covid). We invite you to reflect with us on ‘challenging stereotypes’, also considering how this is relevant to the current moment in time, in our city, nation and world.

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