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Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Art Museum, Art Gallery, and Museum
Whittier, Minneapolis
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  • Tom E.
    "Japanese art, Indian art, free admission, Chinese art"(5 Tips)
    Jane H.
    "Loved the Art in Bloom show!"(2 Tips)
    City Pages
    "General admission"(4 Tips)
    HISTORY
    "strong collection of Asian art."(3 Tips)
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  • Lynne S.
    Lynne SturtevantMay 16, 2014
    This museum is incredible. Yes, there's fabulous fine art. But there are also many interesting objects from the ancient world to contemporary items. All in a glorious building. Do not miss it!
  • Corey P.
    Corey PartinApril 20, 2016
    One of the best places to go in the Twin Cities & the best museum in Minnesota IMO. Offers a variety of art styles, mediums & eras. Gets many of the tours including da Vinci, the Louvre & Rembrandt.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 19, 2010
    First founded in 1889, the museum features an encyclopedic collection of approximately 80,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of world history and an especially strong collection of Asian art.
  • City Pages
    City PagesApril 18, 2013
    Voted Best Museum of 2013! With the exception of special exhibits, the halls are always free. And not only indulge in the art but listen to live music and drink to your heart's content. Read more
  • Tim P.
    Tim PrattMarch 19, 2013
    Visiting from out of two and was pleasantly surprised with this museum. For a free museum, this place has plenty to see and you could spend an entire day looking at things!
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMay 14, 2011
    Free admission and guided tours available. Once a month is Target Family Day, make art, meat artists and more. This museum is large and they have impressive exhibits covering a wide range of styles. Read more
  • Eugenia Y.
    Eugenia YeoDecember 10, 2015
    I enjoyed my visit here! I got to look at awesome works of art and read the history behind everything. Would definitely recommend people to visit at least once!
  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 7, 2012
    Voted "Best View" of the Minneapolis Skyline by City Pages in 2012! The museum is filled with amazing things to see, but one of the prettiest pictures it holds is outside.
  • Raven
    RavenSeptember 12, 2014
    Must see museum. It is free and has a great collection of art. Stop for coffee and sandwiches too.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KurcanJanuary 1, 2015
    Wonderful collection of art old and new! Get on their mailing list - they will surprise you with the offerings of lectures and special events available!
  • Jane H.
    Jane HubbardMay 6, 2014
    Beautiful museum, great exhibits. Loved the Art in Bloom show! Replicating art with floral arrangements.
  • Macey M.
    Macey MeyerOctober 19, 2014
    Free and a wonderful place to spend the afternoon checking out art or going to a children's play.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PopovJuly 6, 2016
    For some reason I didn't expect Mpls to have a great art museum but they some fine works and a great layout that will keep me going back since it is free as well
  • Meghan W.
    Meghan WilkerOctober 9, 2011
    Check the calendar for Family Days (about once a month, on Sundays). Tons of activities for kids (based on the theme for the month), all totally free.
  • Jane B.
    Jane BellOctober 23, 2016
    Had no idea there was such a wonderful museum that was free! We were only able to spend a couple of hours there, but we will go back! Such a wonderfully diverse collection!
  • Kaushik V N.
    Kaushik V NunnaMay 25, 2015
    The audio tour devices are actually free on Sundays. Get them for sure. And don't forget to donate whatever you can :-)
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BertramFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The family play room is a favorite destination for our kids. The coffee shop by D'Amico makes it even better!
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineNovember 30, 2010
    The MIA has been cultivating its permanent Asian art collection, which spans 17 cultures, for more than 90 years. It's definitely worth at least 17 chunks of your time.
  • arun b.
    arun bordoloiSeptember 18, 2012
    I love this museum. Beautiful space, nice traveling shows to see and a delicious D'Amico and Sons cafe inside
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo MendozaAugust 30, 2015
    Everything was awesome! The exhibits are enough to keep me occupied all day. Especially the Devo exhibit.
  • E T.
    E TOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Did you see it is FREE? I love this place! Also, great view of the Minneapolis skyline. Take your date here; it will be fun! ;)
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerDecember 28, 2013
    Look up to see the mobile hanging over the main area, made by the great Alexander Calder.
  • Lily
    LilyAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great classical art museum; some modern and post-modern as well, but harder to find.
  • Judd S.
    Judd SampsonDecember 30, 2011
    Must See - The Van Gogh in the Target Wing... the texture and colors are out of this world.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BauerApril 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    April 16th & 17th is the Print & Drawing Fair. A premier opportunity to browse or buy great works of art. FREE admission both days. Visit our Facebook page for details. Read more
  • Stirling M.
    Stirling MorrisAugust 25, 2013
    Plan to be entranced and to stay for hours (oh, and don't forget to grab a map)
  • Sharifa S.
    Sharifa SimonAugust 7, 2014
    Pretty large gallery and free! It's easy to spend hours here. What's not to love? Check out events and such held here.
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.February 20, 2015
    Asian exhibit, and the featured Habsburg's exhibit are worth price of admission.
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅July 9, 2016
    This is so much fun !
  • Niqui R.
    Niqui Rodger (ruiz)August 30, 2011
    It's free and it's a nice place to walk around on a day off. The sculpture garden is also right there.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammJanuary 18, 2015
    Nice free indoor option for those cold Minnesota days. Plus, great collection!
  • Emily M.
    Emily MadlandJuly 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat before you come. Grainstack is closed indefinitely. Halfpint is often closed. Dogwood is open, so at least there is coffee!
  • Everything Everywhere
    Everything EverywhereAugust 16, 2011
    One of the best art museums in the United States. A hidden treasure in the Twin Cities!
  • Robin E.
    Robin EdmanApril 14, 2015
    Don't miss the China stuff. Well, it's pretty much pan-Asian. Also the colored glass.
  • David W.
    David WickAugust 4, 2012
    Take advantage of free wifi and free audio tours. Even for the special shows.
  • Meghan T.
    Meghan ToloSeptember 23, 2011
    No entrance fee and they have well-known artists, as well as some locals. I would recommend it.
  • Anastasia I.
    Anastasia IshchukNovember 5, 2016
    Gorgeous place and also absolutely free. Fantastic view from the big windows ❤️️
  • Emma B.
    Emma BauerApril 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the last week for Titian exhibit. The Museum Shop has a Green Dot Special going on right now. Receive up to 50% off Titian merchandise + 4sq Special.
  • City Pages
    City PagesFebruary 24, 2011
    Voted Best Museum in 2010 by City Pages. General admission is always free, and special attractions often follow suit.
  • Arun D.
    Arun D'SouzaNovember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you go for Delacroix’s Influence: The Rise of Modern Art from Cézanne to van Gogh . Great Exhibit.
  • Lily M.
    Lily MitchellJuly 10, 2012
    It takes 3days and several hours to see everything and then go back to looking at favorites.
  • City Pages
    City PagesFebruary 17, 2011
    Voted Best Musuem in 2010 by City Pages. General admission is always free, and special attractions often follow suit.
  • Thomas
    ThomasJuly 25, 2015
    It's free and overwhelming in the best way. Demands multiple visits.
  • DeJunked T.
    DeJunked The Art of Erik RitterMay 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the info desk and get a scavenger hunt. Free postcard for kids if they participate.
  • Nattapol P.
    Take the map. The place is much bigger than it looks from outside.
  • Mandy C.
    Mandy CoxNovember 5, 2015
    This is one of my favorite places in Mpls. We have so much beauty at our fingertips!
  • Phong T.
    Phong TranOctober 23, 2011
    The water fountain by the Native American gallery tastes a little grassy.
  • Lauryn
    LaurynSeptember 1, 2012
    Bring your own headphones and take advantage of free audio tours using your smart phone.
  • Teddy E.
    Teddy EisenbergOctober 22, 2015
    Free admission with recommended donation of $10.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew ForsbergNovember 5, 2010
    Great artwork with no parking fee OR admission fee? Amazing.
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