If you’re in the mood to revel in a gallery full of contemporary art or a room full of ancient artifacts, the Twin Cities give you the chance to channel your inner (or outer) art lover. From classic to quirky, Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to some of the region’s greatest art museums.
See the frightful, imaginative and intriguing world of Guillermo del Toro on display in At Home With Monsters at Mia through May 28.
Located in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is the biggest arts educator in the state and hosts one of the largest collections of more than 83,000 objects spanning 40,000 years.
From the stunning outdoor collection and onsite gourmet dining, to the state-of-the-art cinema and theater, the Walker offers an all-encompassing cultural experience. Featuring a number of cutting edge exhibitions alongside a vast permanent collection of modern pieces crafted from both two- and three-dimensional media, the museum is a contemporary art hub.
The work of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, this glimmering stainless steel structure, which won Gehry the Progressive Architecture Design Award, serves as a teaching museum for the University of Minnesota.