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- Address: 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6128703000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Family And Kids
Minneapolis Institute Of Arts - Review
This is a government funded art museum that is spread over a large area of around 8 acres. The place was earlier known as Morrison Park. The Park Board Museum Fund is the main sponsor of this museum. Apart from them the corporate bodies and museum members are other supporters in the treasury.
The museum was an initiative of well to do business men who wanted to bring the colors of art into the lives of the citizens. The exhibitions and collections were permanently started first in the Minneapolis Public library in 1889 and then the place changed to the present location.
- The collection consists of around 80000 exhibits that date back to several centuries.
- Apart from just the paintings, photographs, prints and drawings, they also have displays of textiles, architecture and decorative arts. All these are examples of world history.
- There are collections of African Art, art from Oceania and Americas, Asian displays. The Asian collection here is considered one of the finest in the country. This section includes Chinese architecture, jades, bronzes and ceramics.
- The museum also owns the Purcell- Cutts House just beside the Lake Isles. It is one of the finest as well as very few existing examples of typical Prairie architecture. It is opened for tours on the 2nd weekend of each month.
Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Information
- There is a gift shop in the museum from where you can buy gifts and memorabilia.
- Photography is allowed for the permanent collections only for personal use.
- Disabled visitors can also access the museum with ease.
Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
- A few of the events and exhibitions need a minimum admission fee. Check the website for curreny details.
How To reach Minneapolis Institute Of Arts by Public Transport
- Bus number 11 till 3rd Ave S and 24th St E.
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Free entrance is always appreciated. Parking is easy to find in a lot but be aware you pay for parking by how long you stay. Always plenty to explore and a lot of knowledgeable staff. You'll get the most out of your visit with a guided tour but it's also fun to explore on your own. It's easy to get pleasantly lost in the different rooms and exhibits. A must-see if you are visiting the area.
It's such a lovely and rich area with wonderful historical information about various human civilizations over the world. It offers an opportunity to learn about human life from the early ages to the present under one roof. The place is just amazing and lovely. Having studied history in my campus I really enjoyed everything in there.. Looking forward to be back once again.... Cheers guys
We loved this museum. It was our first visit and it was a perfect place to spend an afternoon. For a free museum it offers a lot with three floors for your visual enjoyment. We spent about 3 hours. Parking was available on the street to the side and in front of the museum. It was a Friday afternoon so I'm not sure if that changes by day/time. I know we missed some areas and look forward to going back.
Most fantastic art museum I've ever been to. I was in there for 2 hours and I still didn't get to experience every nook and cranny! I would highly recommend it. By far my favorite part was the Asian artifacts and artwork, which was the first exhibit, so it set the bar high!
I wish I could spend more time here! Expect to spend a good four hours here if you want to see everything. It has a very impressive collection and the staff is helpful and friendly. Free to enter but donations encouraged.