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Minneapolis Institute of Art Asian Collection

(Minnesapolis, MN) — August 31st, 2022 —  The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) recently acquired several historic works of functional art for its Asian collection. The new pieces include a rare, unaltered straight sword created in Japan around 1280, with incredibly intricate detailing on the blade; an eighteenth-century Chinese jewel-encrusted censer shaped like a mythical beast with the features of a lion, tiger, and dragon; and a pair of Japanese

The Object Season Four

(Minneapolis, MN) — March 8, 2022—The Object, an award-winning podcast produced by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), begins its fourth season on Monday, March 14. Written and hosted by Tim Gihring, a writer at Mia and long-time journalist who has covered arts and culture for more than 25 years, The Object unearths the true, often surprising stories behind the artwork in Mia’s collection. Season Four of The Object opens