Minneapolis Institute of Art

Contemporary Korean Art in New Exhibition

(Minneapolis, MN) — Feb. 21, 2024 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced today a new exhibition of contemporary Korean Art. “The Shape of Time: Korean Art after 1989,” organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, covers five themes: Dissonance, Reinvention, Coexistence, Being Seen, and Portraying Anxiety. The exhibition will be on view in the museum’s Target Galleries from March 23 to June 23, 2024. Tickets are $20, with

Minneapolis Institute of Art Year of the Dragon

(Minneapolis, MN) — February 10th, 2024 —The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) presents “Year of the Dragon: Mystical Creatures of the Sky,” an exhibition celebrating the lunar Year of the Dragon. Tracing the dragon’s origins and evolution in Chinese art over thousands of years, the show features dragon imagery across a wide range of media, from ancient jades and bronzes to ceramics and scroll paintings. The free exhibition is on

Galina Olmsted Mia

(Minneapolis, MN) —(Jan, 4, 2024)—Galina Olmsted joined Mia in 2024 as associate curator of European art. Prior to her arrival at Mia, she was a curator at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, where she organized a range of exhibitions including “The Art of the Character: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection.” She has also worked in curatorial departments at the National Gallery of

Iconic Gordon Parks Photographic Series

(Minneapolis, MN) — December 5th, 2023 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will present a new exhibition of more than 50 documentary photographs by renowned photographer Gordon Parks exploring his unique photographic collaboration with Ella Watson. Organized by Mia in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation, “American Gothic: Gordon Parks and Ella Watson” will be on view only at Mia from January 6 to June 23, 2024 in the

The Root Collection: Celebrating Studio Ceramics

    August 19, 2023 – November 26, 2023Cargill Gallery  – Free Exhibition (Minneapolis, MN) — September 24th, 2023 — Tamara and Michael Root have created one of the largest, most diverse collections in the Twin Cities of studio ceramics from the 20th and 21st centuries. For nearly 35 years, they have followed the Minnesota ceramic arts scene and collected nationally and internationally, assisted by knowledgeable dealers. Now retired professors,

Conserved Seventeenth-Century Painting Minneapolis Institute of Art

Supported by the Bank of America Conservation Program, the painting underwent thorough conservation. (Minneapolis, MN) — September 7, 2023— The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced that a recently conserved painting, Domenico Passignano’s The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, will go on view in its galleries this month. Restoration work was supported by the Bank of America Art Conservation Project. The Italian painting is one of nineteen art

Ojibwe Artist Jim Denomie

(Minneapolis, MN) — (May 3, 2023)—This summer, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will open “The Lyrical Artwork of Jim Denomie,” featuring approximately 60 artworks from acclaimed Anishinaabe artist Jim Denomie (Ojibwe, Lac Courte Oreilles Band, 1955–2022). Best known for his monumental paintings, Denomie was a prolific artist whose work spanned numerous mediums. Throughout his career, he aimed a critical lens on the histories of Indigenous people and their intersections

Minneapolis Institute of Art Art in Bloom

(Minneapolis, MN) — March 23, 2023 – The Minneapolis Institute of Art’s (Mia) Art in Bloom, an annual celebration featuring imaginative floral interpretations of selected works of art from Mia’s permanent collection, is returning for its 39th year April 27 – April 30, 2023. Presented by the Friends of the Institute, this much anticipated event is free and open to the public. This year, the Friends of the Institute will

500 Works Minneapolis Institute of Art

MINNEAPOLIS—Jan 30, 2023—The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced the 2022 end-of-year gifts to the museum’s collection that include a group of four 19th-century Navajo textiles; a collection of 130 works of Chinese calligraphy from the 16th to the 19th century; and an array of paintings, watercolors, drawings, and pastels by major American and European artists. The museum also stated that over the course of 2022, it received funds for

Monica Sheets Explores Civic Participation and History in New Exhibition

(Minneapolis, MN) — November 19th,  2022 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) has announced Das Fundbuero — Civics Lessons, an interactive exhibition by artist Monica Sheets that explores civic participation and the effects of history on the present. Sheets asks visitors to reflect on their own relationships to democracy and citizenship as they peruse an archive of interviews, documents and objects from East Germany and the United States. Presented

Valéria Piccoli

(Minneapolis, MN) — November 7th, 2022 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced that Valéria Piccoli, Ph.D., will join the museum in the new role of Ken and Linda Cutler Chair of the Arts of the Americas and Curator of Latin American Art, following an extensive, global search. Piccoli comes to Mia from Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil, where she has been chief curator since 2012, curating exhibitions such

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

Exhibition Artist Joshua McGarvey

(Minneapolis, MN) — July 25th, 2022 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) has announced “POSTURING,” a multimedia installation by Minneapolis-based interdisciplinary artist Joshua McGarvey that explores the abstraction of truth. Through sculptural installations, the exhibition invites visitors to consider how museums like Mia often display objects out of their original context to imbue different meanings. The exhibition also features video work that experiments with the concept of truth and

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

Purcell-Cutts House

(Minneapolis, MN)– March 22, 2022—The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)  announced it will resume in-person tours in April. With the help of Mia’s trained guides, tours allow visitors to discover the museum and experience art in new ways. The museum offers tours that focus on the permanent collection, special exhibition, and Purcell-Cutts house. “Mia is excited to welcome visitors back to the museum for in-person tours,” said Katie Luber, President