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Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

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#1 of 73 in Museums in Minnesota
Art Museum Museum
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. Put Minneapolis Institute of Art into our Minneapolis vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Minneapolis.
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  • Our family was in the Twin Cities for work and needed to fill in some of our day and visited the art exhibits on display. It was a wonderful way to spend a few hours!  more »
  • Mia (new hip marketing name) is always free, except there is a charge (always well worth it!) for special exhibits. There is something for everyone. Special activities for children and families; outst...  more »
  • Spent a very enjoyable couple of hours in this museum--with family going all directions. There was something for every interest and a very nice family room where the 9 month old could have a break and...  more »
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  • I could spend endless days exploring every corner of Mia! I discover and learn something new every time, even if I'm wandering an exhibit I've already been through. Every inch is captivating and inspiring. Art offers a beautiful way to learn about both ancient and recent history from around the world. All around phenomenal. Highly recommend visiting if you haven't already!
  • The 3rd floor was great. The living room exhibit was interesting and worth seeing. I also liked the rooms with the large murals. I was disappointed the Cafe was closed for the summer. But a great Minneapolis treasure!
  • Favorite place in the city. You don't need to spend a whole afternoon there because you feel the need to get your moneys worth. It is free so if you have 30 minutes to spare its even a nice pit stop on our often over scheduled days. Donations are accepted.
  • Went here for the first time for Pride and it was a great experience! Great event with so much to see/do. All staff were super friendly and inviting. I need to come back here to see the exhibits!
  • Excellent art museum. Really enjoyed the contemporary art and the Dutch golden age art. Spent hours at the museum and still didn't see everything. The 1800's Impressionism room was also great and featured works by many big name artists.

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