MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART
The impressive neoclassic building houses works from Monet, Matisse, van Gogh, Rembrandt and Degas, plus an extensive collection of worldly artifcats
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. The museum features a comprehensive collection of Asian and African art in addition to contemporary art, textiles, sculptures, world-famous paintings and a host of seasonal exhibitions. Formerly known to locals as the M.I.A., the museum has recently rebranded itself as “Mia” to reflect its position as a museum for the people. From free admission to visitors’ ability to bring cameras, laptops and easels into the museum, Mia embodies this new image wholeheartedly. The impressive neoclassic building houses works from Monet, Matisse, van Gogh, Rembrandt and Degas, as well as everything from world-famous masterpieces to 40,000-year-old artifacts.