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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  • 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 »
  • My friends and I traveled from out of state to see the Supernatural America exhibit. We loved it and were pleasantly surprised by the rest of the museum. We throughly enjoyed the recreated era rooms.....  more
    My friends and I traveled from out of state to see the Supernatural America exhibit. We loved it and were pleasantly surprised by the rest of the museum. We throughly enjoyed the recreated era rooms.....  more »
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  • 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!
  • Great for the family or a cool first date. You can learn a lot here especially the exhibits. Some tell grim stories about historical events such as the Holocaust or the civil rights movement, however, they are very informative. I leave this place with more knowledge and respect for a culture every time. Lastly, my favorite exhibits are the period rooms! The French mansion room is a MUST SEE!

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