Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Best Of


  • Sun 11am-5pm, Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-9pm
From the moment you step inside the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and stand beneath the Chilhuly glass shaped like a twisted sun, it's obvious this isn't your average gallery. It's easy to loose an entire day winding your way through this museum -- past marble sculptures, art by names like Van Gough and Monet, through period rooms, and past native American bead work. The MIA features exhibits from virtually every part of the world, and every period in history, but it's more than just a galley; hosting frequent lectures, films, tours, and other events, the MIA is rooted in education of the arts. If you find yourself hungry, there is an on-site cafe, but it's hard to tear yourself away from all the beauty inside these walls. Oh, don't forget: the MIA is free daily.

Related Stories (71)

  • Handsome Cycles is coming to the MIA
    21 days ago by Jessica Armbruster

    In honor of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' 100th anniversary, bike shop Handsome Cycles is teaming up with the museum on a project featuring art and retail. This Thursday's free Bike Night party will mark the launch of the partn...

  • Mining the creative mind at the MIA
    1 month ago by Sheila Regan

    The best thing about the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts isn’t actually seeing work by Leonardo da Vinci. Instead, the real treat is a video and sound installation Bill Viola, called The Raft. Cura...

  • Third Thursday: #nofilter
    3 months ago by Jessica Armbruster

    This year, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is celebrating its centennial. For this installment of Third Thursday, the museum will be taking a trip down memory lane while also inviting guests to enjoy the present. In the gallery is...

  • The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe's Greatest Dynasty
    3 months ago by Sheila Regan

    For the first major exhibit of its 100th anniversary year, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will host "The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe's Greatest Dynasty." The show offers a closer look at this fascinating famil...

Load More Articles


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >