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 (73)

  • Ferran Adrià and the art of eating
    19 days ago by Sheila Regan

    He’s the Michel Foucault of food. Post-modern chef Ferran Adrià deconstructs cuisine, creates genealogies of the culinary process, and codifies the very act of cooking. He’s also become a guru on creative thinking, even as his cooki...

  • MIA rebrands as Mia ("mee-ah")
    2 months ago by Erik Farseth

    “Mia is mine!" So says the chipper new statement that was distributed to friends and supporters of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts this week. Concerned that the acronym “MIA” has negative connotations (such as Missing In Action), ...

  • Handsome Cycles is coming to the MIA
    3 months 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
    3 months 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...

Load More Articles


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

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >