What will you discover in the Minneapolis Institute of Art Library?
From artist catalogues raisonnés to special collections, the vast research treasures in the Mia Library can best be experienced by visiting the museum. Begin by searching the Library Catalogue, but know that there are hundreds of uncataloged items embedded in the library, “hidden collections” also available to you. Come explore your interests today.
Established with the museum’s opening in 1915, Mia’s Art Research & Reference Library is one of the Midwest’s premiere research centers dedicated to the study of art. The library’s holdings provide special collection and rare printed materials as well as digitized texts/images and online research tools. Spanning the world’s history of art, the library’s remarkable collection of more than 60,000 volumes continues to grow.
Located on the first floor of the Michael Graves-designed Target wing, the Art Research and Reference Library Reading Room is free and open to the public. Regular Library hours and telephone reference assistance: Tuesday – Friday, 11:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (612) 870-3117
Closed: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
In the Reading Room, visitors may access a wealth of information in a warm, welcoming place. Available materials include reference books, monographs, histories, catalogues raisonnés, oeuvre catalogues, museum collection and exhibition catalogues, commercial gallery catalogues, auction catalogues, survey books, indexes and international art periodicals.
Connect with most loved works of art in Mia’s collection via object research files. Keep current with your favorite art periodicals. Seek creative inspiration through a stellar collection of art books.
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Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
(808) MIA-ARTS (642-2787) (Toll Free)
Tickets: (612) 870-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org