The Minneapolis Institute of Arts contains extraordinary exhibits and some of the finest art collections in the US. You’ll see everything from Asian to African art and Monet to Matisse when you visit. Enjoy touring the museum by seeing 40,000 year old artifacts, world-famous masterpieces or stop by to watch a concert. You can catch up with a friend over coffee or dinner at the museum or even host your next event here. Here is a look at what a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts would be like.
Visiting the Museum
The museum is open all week except for Mondays at 10am and 11am on Sundays. They close at 5pm with extended hours on Thursdays. It’s free to visit and tour with no reservations required making for a wonderful stop anytime you’re in the neighborhood.
Visit the museum at 2400 Third Avenue South in Minneapolis or check out exhibits hosted at their additional venues including the Purcell-Cutts House at 2328 Lake Place or the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Minneapolis at 6th and 7th Streets along Marquette Avenue.
The museum offers new exhibits regularly. Here is a look at the current and upcoming exhibits:
- American Modernism: Selections from the Kunin Collection
- Machines for Living at the Wells Fargo Center
- Scents for the Soul: A Newly Acquired Havalah Spice Box by Pope Pius VII’s Silversmith
- The Nature of Nature
The museum offers a look at art from Africa and the Americas, Asia, Contemporary Art, Paintings, Decorative Arts, Textiles and Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, Painting as well as Photography and New Media. They continually work to make their collections more accessible.
Before you leave, be sure to check out the gift shop with an assortment of unique products from around the globe in which proceeds benefit the MIA or grab a bite to eat at the Agra Culture Kitchen & Press inside. Many people visit to study in the library while dropping off kids in the Family Center.
You can host your next event at the museum’s reception hall which offers warm woo décor and a versatile open layout. It’s perfect for rehearsal dinners, weddings, reunions or even corporate gatherings thanks to their full-service technology support. They can fit 250 people seated, 500 for a reception or 400 people in theater style seating.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is the perfect place to spend the afternoon enjoying art, good company and a beautiful atmosphere.