The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a fine art museum that can be found in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. The Museum has a large permanent exhibition as well as being home to the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program which aims to showcase and draw specific attention to artists living and working in the state of Minnesota. A whole range of events and programs for a variety of ages are also provided.
Things to Do
- The Institute offers a free Family Day on the second Sunday of every month. On these days adults and their children get a chance to make art themselves as well as going on art-themed adventures and meeting various artists. The focus of the day and the activities provided changes every month.
- A number of programs aimed at youths and teens are also on offer. Rated T is a free special event every few months that is aimed at teens and designed by other kids their own age. Here they can hang out, discuss and learn about art as well as make some pieces of their own.
- Programs are also offered for a variety of other ages, a full listing of these activities can be found on the Institute's website.
- The Institute tries to do its best to make their art open to as many people as possible. Once you make the arrangements more than four weeks in advance you can organise a free private tour on a topic of your own choosing. There are also special tours on offer for the deaf and hard of hearing, the blind and for those who suffer from memory loss.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Insider Tips
- Entrance to the Institute is free. Only some special exhibitions or shows require an admission charge though many of these are free too. There is a small fee for parking. Donations are also always welcome.
- You can download and print off maps of each of the three floors here to help you plan your trip before you make your visit.
- Then Institute is closed every Monday.