Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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  • Free admission to museum, and small charge to some special exhibitions.

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  • Located at 24th Street & 3rd Avenue South

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  • Tuesay, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-5p, Thursday 10am-9pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, closed Monday. Also closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and July 4.

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Events

  1. Beneath the Ground

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Call: 612-870-3000
    Toll Free: 888-642-2787

  2. Fancy Pants: Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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    Toll Free: 888-642-2787

  3. Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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    Toll Free: 888-642-2787

  4. Make It New, Again: Collecting History

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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  5. New Pictures 10, David Goldblatt

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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    Structures of Dominion and Democracy in South Africa

    “In the 1980s and 90s I photographed structures that we South Africans had made during the Era of Baasskap—that time, from about 1660 until 1990, in which Whites gradually came to exert dominion over all of South Africa and its peoples. It was the values we had expressed in those structures that I sought and attempted to elicit in photographs and text.

    “Beginning in 1999—four years after the first democratic elections brought Nelson Mandela to power—and continuing into the present, I have engaged in a similar photography of some of the structures that have emerged with our democracy and that I believe are expressive of values in this new, still nascent and yet in many ways old way of being in our society. The photographs exhibited here are from these two separate yet intimately connected bodies of work.”
    —David Goldblatt, July 2014

    One of the preeminent photographers working today, David Goldblatt has received the Hasselblad Award, the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, and the ICP Lifetime Achievement Award. Exhibited extensively in Europe and South Africa, his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (1999), New Museum (2009), and Jewish Museum (2010). Some 20 books have been published by and about his work.

  6. The Art of Murder

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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    Artists have long been drawn to the complicated murk of murder, from the biblical and quranic stories of Cain and Abel (the first murderer and first victim), to the horrific deaths of Jesus and early Christian martyrs, to gut-wrenching accounts of modern-day homicide.

    Murder is inevitably traumatic, a tragic narrative unfolding from the crime to its consequences. It is this story, whether arising from persecution, criminal intent, or a depraved sense of passion, that artists find so intriguing.

    Today, with murder constantly in the news—if it bleeds, it leads—and saturating our entertainment, from video games to mystery novels, we may be desensitized to its frightening reality. And yet our fascination with the ultimate crime endures, suggesting a primal need to grapple with its brutal truth. Artists, too, feel compelled to explore this meaning, as seen in the works here.

    This exhibition was drawn from the MIA’s permanent collection of graphic arts and photography, and was complemented by key loans from private collectors.

  7. The Coated Splendor: Art of Chinese Lacquer

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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    An art material since the late Neolithic period (c. 3200–2200 BCE), Chinese lacquer is a natural varnish made from the sap of the lacquer tree that, when exposed to air, forms a plastic coat, resistant to water, acid, or alkaline corrosion. During the period from the Southern Song to the late Qing dynasties (12th–19th centuries), Chinese craftsmen explored the decorative properties of lacquer and enriched the technique by carving, incising, and gilding the surface, as well as inlaying such materials as mother-of-pearl. The carved lacquer is particularly noteworthy; built up to an ample thickness using various colored layers, then carved, the three-dimensional design exposes the play of colors between layers.

    With more than 30 examples dating from the 12th to the 19th centuries, this exhibition celebrates the MIA’s important collection of Chinese lacquer. It presents the wide variety of forms, styles, and techniques of lacquer works. It also showcases an interesting array of themes in decoration, rooted in contemporary Chinese culture.

  8. The Hours of Night and Day

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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  9. The Infinite World

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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  10. The Nature of Nature

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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    The third installation in an innovative series connecting art with relevant issues in everyday life. In multiple mini-exhibitions spanning 10 galleries in the Target Wing, MIA curators probe our understanding of nature as depicted in contemporary and historical works of art from all areas of the museum’s permanent collection. By juxtaposing diverse works of art focused on a single theme, these installations invite visitors to explore fundamental ideas about our evolving relationship to nature over time, across cultures, and in our lives today.

  11. Visions from the Forests

    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
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