Minneapolis Institute of Art
Stroll through the galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) to view works that date as far back as 20,000 BCE. Founded by 25 citizens of Minneapolis who initially founded the Minneapolis Society of Fine Art and a decade later the Institute of Art, MIA represents the power of civic involvement. Ever since, the building has been significantly expanded to include 34 galleries, a new lecture hall, the Photographs Study Room, the Print Studio Room, and an Art Research Library. One of the largest art educators in Minnesota, the museum has grown from 800 works to 89,000 works across seven curatorial areas, including Arts of Africa & the Americas, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Textiles & Sculpture, Asian Art, Paintings, Photography and New Media, and Prints and Drawings. MIA offers free admission and is open daily.