Minneapolis Institute Of ArtsCurrently Closed
- 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 Museums, Family And Kids
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.
- 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.
- Entry is free.
- A few of the events and exhibitions need a minimum admission fee. Check the website for curreny details.
- Bus number 11 till 3rd Ave S and 24th St E.
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MIA is one of my FAVORITE places to go in Minneapolis. I go there so much, I'm now a "free/donor member" and will be upgrading to a better membership eventually. They have both permanent exhibits/galleries and a couple galleries that are always changing...so it keeps going there so often fresh and fun. They have an amazing gift shop and cafe as well. The staff is very kind, professional, and knowledgeable. MIA never let's me down and I always leave there more calm and happy than I felt when I arrived. MIA is great for groups of children, kid's school trips, family visits, art students, solo visits, and even dates. Admission is free/donation based. Parking can be hard to find on the weekends, but during the week it's usually less busy and easier to find street parking. They also have a parking ramp and a parking lot that you can pay for, if that's more convenient. I highly suggest checking this place out if you get the opportunity!
This place is marvelously underrated. The facility is beautiful, and stands proud in the center of a residential Minneapolis neighborhood. The sheer depth of artistic offerings is staggering, with multiple levels offering a range of historical, cultural and modern art experiences. The Japanese art in particular is extensive, and to my knowledge is one of the larger collections in the world. But you can experience deep catalogues of art from Western Africa, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, China-- you name it. The paid exhibits are always well put together, diverse and extremely educational. The audio guides I've used have been exceptional as well. Staff is great. The museum has a nice cafe and large restrooms. There is a parking ramp for a modest price, but prepare to find Street parking on weekends, as it can get very busy. In all, my favorite museum experience in the Twin Cities, and I would recommend this place to everyone.
Very nice exhibits that are free to see. So many things to look at from ancient to modern, from European to Asian, it's a near endless journey to explore. You can park in the numerous ramps nearby or if you get lucky, find off street parking. They launched a new scavenger hunt which makes exploring even more enjoyable.
Love this place! Visited over and over while I lived in the Twin Cities - to see the classics and always something new to discover. Wonderful traveling exhibits. Third Thursdays are so great with live music, beverages and creative activities - full of people and fun. I miss being close enough to visit often.
Great museum with lots of exhibits. Most are free but we went to see an Egyptian exhibit of two lost cities. The cost was $20 per person. My son is active duty military and I'm a disabled combat vet and we we given a veterans discount. Free actually and I'm aways touched when this happens. Anyway it's my first visit and it was fantastic. My wife and son loved the museum also. Highly recommend visiting MIA.