Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

4.8
#1 of 167 in Museums in Minnesota
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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  • So much to see!! We wandered and saw so many beautiful pieces. We were here for about 1 1/2 hours so didn't nearly cover it. Admission is free so will probably be going back!!  more »
  • Spent a Sunday here for a few hours. Adored the Asia section on the 2nd floor. it’s explanation of Buddhism was one of the best ever. I was enthralled by the layout, lighting, and calm way of display....  more »
  • We took our 9 year old niece and 12 year old nephew with us and had a great time. Lots to see and a nice indoor walk. 9 year old got a little board during part of the trip but there was enough differe...  more »
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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.
  • Fun museum with great variety. There is a suggested donation box as you walk in, so it can end up being an inexpensive way to take in some art. I can't choose one shining example of a reason to come here - everything is wonderful. I've been here twice and still have only taken in a fraction of their galleries and displays. Only downside is the layout can be a bit hard to navigate smoothly at times, but was a great place to get turned around!!
  • I've always been a fan of the MIA, and the collections they have are truly impressive. I'm particularly a fan of their Tibetan and Indian art, and their permanent Tibetan sand Mandala is truly beautiful. Their modern design collection is also quite wonderful as well. Also, I'm not sure how he did it, but a professor I had in undergrad set up a Private viewing of their modem Soviet print collection, which was one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
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