Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

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Established in 1883 and housed within a Greek-columned building, Minneapolis Institute of Art displays more than 80,000 examples of art in a variety of forms. The museum's grounds span 3.2 hectares (8 acres). You can admire art from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Americas, and more, as well as special collections within each section, all covering more than 5,000 years of work. Although admission is free, special exhibits may charge an entry fee. To visit Minneapolis Institute of Art on your trip to Minneapolis, use our Minneapolis online holiday planner.
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  • Wonderful museum so much to see-hard to take it all in in one visit. What a gem.Easy t get to from the bus. Nice park across the street. Do not miss it. Cost donation 
    Wonderful museum so much to see-hard to take it all in in one visit. What a gem.Easy t get to from the bus. Nice park across the street. Do not miss it. Cost donation  more »
  • In late April and early May,I was fortunate enough to return to the Minneapolis Institute of Art,a very comprehensive art museum.The last time,I was there was in 2011.This review disseminates... 
    In late April and early May,I was fortunate enough to return to the Minneapolis Institute of Art,a very comprehensive art museum.The last time,I was there was in 2011.This review disseminates...  more »
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  • Absolutely insanely amazing... Literally filled with wonders. The Mia is huge and has an INCREDIBLE amount of wonderful art. I was there 3 hours and didn't even get through one floor. I think I spent two hours just in the Asia exhibits and I didn't even see everything in there. Time flies by when there's so much to get immersed in. I think it would take me days to truly appreciate all of the art. If you like to sketch, definitely bring your materials! I had a blast :D And Mia is completely free!!! (Although everyone should make a donation to this wonderful place). I would put this at the top of the to-do list when in the Twin Cities. Hopefully I'm back in Minneapolis soon so I can designate a few full days to the Mia:) The facilities were very clean and there is plenty of room to social distance even with a good amount of people visiting (I was there on a Wednesday 11am-2pm). Lovely staff as well and they do have a self-service coat check with lockers. As of 4/27/22, masks are optional although many guests still masking when I was there:) Very accessible by bus too!
  • There's so much to see. Plan on focusing on just a few exhibits to enjoy, taking your time to take in the works of art from different angles - sitting down on the bench in the middle of the room, up close to the work of art, observe standing in various parts of the room... Whether you're looking at paintings, carvings, sculpture, textiles, photographs, etc, they all deserve your undivided attention. Plan on coming back, time and time again as you expand your exposure to more and more creativity, from ancient art to ethnic to modern art and so much more, a few exhibits at a time. There's always something new to see. And unless you plan on checking out any special exhibits on loan, admission is free. Growing up, my parents always brought me with them to museums of all kinds. I have to admit that MIA has always been my favorite because of all the diversity of art genres. This is a great place to bring the whole family. There's something for everyone. And if you feel a little lost, there's always a friendly staff person close by to direct you where you want to go. Check it out!

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