#41 Minneapolis Institute Of Art

#41 of 52 Must See Things in Minneapolis.

Explore, engage and get ready to get a little artsy at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). You’ll find one of the finest and most extensive art collections in the country, along with intricate exhibitions and plenty of opportunities to foster your creativity and get your hands dirty. Plus, admission is FREE. Not many other places offer the quality that Mia does, and free of cost.

Mia offers a wide range of breathtaking exhibitions that are often changing, so your trip to the museum is never the same. An annual favorite event is Art in Bloom; a four-day festival that mixes fresh floral arrangements and fine art.

Along with featured exhibitions, you can get a taste of art in many different forms. From Contemporary to Japanese & Korean to Decorative, Textiles & Sculpture, the artists showcased are highly talented and incredibly detailed, and each piece comes with its own story. Take in over 89,000 artworks from all over the globe spanning across 20,000 years.

Looking to see things from the artist’s perspective? Take a tour or class to learn more about the history behind each piece, the process behind certain techniques, or which types of art you’re most drawn to. Check the calendar of events to see what’s coming up.