Minneapolis Institute of Art and its collection

Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art, established in 1883, is a significant art museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. It is one of the largest museums in the country, boasting a collection of over 100,000 objects that cover a historical period of 5,000 years. This vast collection offers visitors a chance to explore art from different eras and cultures, making it a fascinating destination for art enthusiasts.

Historic Location of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is situated in the Washburn-Fair Oaks Mansion District, a neighborhood known for its historic mansions built by affluent business leaders between 1880 and 1920. The museum itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, adding to its cultural and historical significance. Visitors can appreciate not only the museum's extensive art collection but also the architectural beauty of the surrounding area.

Diverse Collections at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

The collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is diverse and extensive. It includes paintings, photographs, prints and drawings, textile objects, and pieces of architecture and decorative arts. The museum also houses collections of African art and art from Oceania and the Americas, offering a global perspective on art history. Additionally, it boasts a rich array of Asian art, making it a comprehensive destination for art lovers.

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Minneapolis Institute of Art
3rd Avenue South 2400
MN 55404 Minneapolis

Visitor information Minneapolis Institute of Art

Opening hours

Monday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 21:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

PH Tu-Su open "except Christmas eve, Christmas, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving"; Tu-Sa 10:00-17:00; Th-Fr 10:00-21:00; Su 11:00-17:00; Jul 4 closed; Dec 24,Dec 25 closed; Nov Th[4] closed "US Thanksgiving"




Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

3rd Avenue South 2400, Minneapolis

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