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Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
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Established in 1883 and housed within a Greek-columned building, Minneapolis Institute of Arts 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 Arts into our Minneapolis vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Minneapolis.
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  • I have been here several times and each time I discover something new. It's a great place (that's free) to spend a few hours. Parking can be kind of tricky but you can usually find a spot that is rela...  more »
  • I could get lost in here and not care. There is art in here to please everyone. Best museum in a town full of museums. 
  • I went here with a group to view the Martin Luther exhibit. We had a private docent which was pre-arranged but you can purchase individual tickets on line. The exhibit is fantastic- full of items neve...  more »
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  • The Mia is a world-class museum woven into the historic fabric of the Twin Cities. Its private collection compares to any place in the world and the curators are trusted to select and care for priceless artworks on loan from other institutions and private collections around the globe. The Mia is also family friendly, offering programs and special events for all ages. Amenities include a courtyard, gift shop, Cafe, and parking ramps.
  • It's art, it's free, you'll love it. I especially enjoy the third Thursday events. Mia also has one of the best libraries in the Twin Cities, and their librarians are wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful. Come back often!
  • Founded in 1883, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is classified as an art museum. Visitors can browse through the following types of exhibits: Arts of Africa and the Americas, Asian Art, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture, Paintings, Photography & New Media, Prints and Drawings, Purcell Cutts House, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program. Museum offers the services such as: audio guide, group guided tours, interactive exhibits, kids' activities, lectures, restaurant, and self-tours as well as museum shop
  • Amazing! We just visited the temporary Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation Exhibit. Wonderful atmosphere and huge space. We will have to come back. You need at least a full day to go through it all.
  • Truly a gem, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is a wonderful place to see great works of art and sculpture, and to do so free of charge. You'll see work by El Greco, Picasso, Van Gogh, and more. They have wonderful period rooms that our children enjoy, and the artwork does change, so you see something new every time you go.