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Specialized Tours

In consideration of the health and welfare of visitors, volunteers, and staff amid the COVID-19 crisis, all in-person tours have been cancelled through December 2020.

 

Mia makes its art and activities accessible to everyone. Call 612.870.3000 or email tours@artsmia.org for more information on public tours.

You can also learn more about Mia’s services for visitors with disabilities or read about Mia’s approach to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. If you experience accessibility issues while visiting Mia, please contact our Visitor Experience team at 612.870.3000 (Toll Free) or visit@artsmia.org.

 

Private Tours

Request a private tour on the topic of your choice—custom-designed to your needs and interests. Click here to request a private tour, or email tours@artsmia.org for more information. To learn more about tours at Mia, click here.

 

Touch Tours

For the health and safety of Mia visitors, volunteers, and staff, touch tours are temporarily unavailable. Touch tours allow visitors to experience some three-dimensional objects in the collection. Tour guides and visitors wear gloves to examine sculpture and decorative arts. Paintings are explored through verbal description, essence boards, and tactile diagrams. Essence boards provide tactile information about certain aspects of a work of art, such as texture, pattern, and shape. Tactile diagrams provide raised physical “maps” of a work to explore while the tour guide provides precise visual description. Mia has tactile diagrams for two artworks: Olive Trees by Vincent van Gogh and Scenes of Plains Indian Life by Cadzi Cody.

 

ASL-Interpreted Tours

For the health and safety of Mia visitors, volunteers, and staff, in-person tours are currently unavailable. Call Visitor Experience staff at 612.870.6323 with questions, or email mlax@artsmia.org. Tours begin on the first floor in the upper lobby, except as noted. Topics change monthly. Click here for more information.

ASL interpretation is also available for lectures and other public events. To learn more and request accommodations, click here.

Discover your Story: Tours for Visitors with Memory Loss

For the health and safety of Mia visitors, volunteers, and staff, Discover Your Story tours are currently unavailable. Discover Your Story tours are designed for small groups of visitors with memory loss, early- or middle-stage Alzheimer’s Disease, and related dementias, as well as their friends or care partners. Tours encourage visitors to discover themselves and each other through conversations in the galleries about artworks and their life stories. Assisted listening devices and wheelchairs are available for tour participants.

For groups with individuals who have memory loss, email tours@artsmia.org to schedule a tour during museum hours. Please call at least one month in advance.

Discover Your Story is a partnership program of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota.

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School Tours

All services mentioned are also available for students with disabilities. Click here to fill out and send in our online school tour request form, or email tours@artsmia.org. Please indicate all requests for accommodation on the form. To learn more about school tours at Mia, click here.