Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

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#1 of 117 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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  • The MIA is accessible and beautiful. The permanent collection is like an old friend, available to when you need some inspiration. The visiting exhibits have been fantastic, too. I got to see a marvelo...  more »
  • If you love art and want to visit a museum that’s not in our nation’s capitol than this is s great place to go. They have artwork, artifacts and culture from everywhere in the world. Bring your walkin...  more »
  • This is a fantastic cultural jewel in Minneapolis. Go and lose yourself for hours. Now, parking is bad, and the area can be a bit shady. But i  more »
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  • Got to meet Caitlin Doughty, the keynote speaker at the Convening: An Artful Death event! It was a great exhibit that taught about death in other cultures and brought many aspects of death into conversation and acceptance. I only wish events like this were more common! Could also use more parking for visitors.
  • I can spend hours in this place. If you are on a budget, it's free (but if you can, you should donate). Great date spot if your looking for something to do before a late dinner or on a weekend. Hours are somewhat restrictive so you may need to plan around when they are open. Broad mix of styles and mediums. Modern sculptures, classical oil paintings, furniture, suits of armor, full rooms from homes that were relocated to the museum, this list goes on... They also have devices that act like virtual tour guides and explain details of artwork. Very interesting place overall and a great feature of our community.
  • World class art, beautiful facility, located oddly enough in a fairly residential district. Admission is donation based, truly. That is, there is nobody barring your entrance until you make a donation, as is the case in other museums. Some rotating exhibits charge admission, however, as is common. I didn't leave nearly enough time for my first visit. Planning to return many times. Worth a trip to Minneapolis for this alone.
  • I love visiting art museums in every city I visit, but I am always glad that I have the MIA in my hometown. It’s free to visit and has such a great collection of art! It’s not too big or overwhelming either. I thoroughly enjoy visiting MIA whenever I get a chance!
  • Second time I've visited the MIA, and I enjoyed it even more this time. It is absolutely worth setting aside about 3 or 4 hours to spend here. It will give you an appropriate amount of time to appreciate the exhibits. They are exhaustively thorough! I love it.
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