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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
612 870 3131
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Ranked #1 of 113 attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Description: Travel through 4,000 years of world history as you view more than 80,000 works of sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings and prints.
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Minneapolis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I love this museum. It provides a wide range of experiences. I really like third Thursdays with music and drinks and fun activities. And their special shows are really well done. I can't think of any reason not to go to the MIA at least once a month!

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Hurry Hurry. The Matisse exhibit is only there for a little while longer. I was so much fun to see so many students are the museum, They must be doing something right

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Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum has a little bit of everything. I love the decorative arts portions and lived nearby for years. Never got sick of exploring this classic museum! Tip: in late spring there are often a lot of school groups on weekdays. It's worthwhile to call abead to find out if the day you're going will have some. If so, go... More

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The museum offers a wide collection of Asian, African, American and contemporary arts, as well as paintings, drawings, and so much more. My husband and I visited the museum not expecting, but left quite impressed with what we saw. Their collection is both massive and impressive.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Asian section is fantastic; seeing it alone would take most of a day. The Impressionist paintings and period rooms are two more of my favorites. There's also a good cafeteria on the top floor that has great views.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

While I'm glad that the Walker if there if I want to see a performance installation of a live woman lying motionless in the 3rd floor gallery for a month, the Mpls. Institute of Arts (MIA) is a treasure trove of art of every persuasion. From ultra modern art to Rembrant's Lucrecia to 18th century jade carvings to native american... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Located near cheap eateries and across the street from a park, this is a nice way to pass a few hours viewing wonders of art through the centuries, and it's FREE!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a fabulous collections of art in many forms. From special exhibits like the Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors to Matisse to special Thursday night events, they continually draw folks into their stately galleries. A must see in Minneapolis.

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Peoria, Arizona, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

This museum is known for the diversity across its collections as well as for their depth and quality. In addition to the typical European and American paintings and sculptures, there are extensive holdings of Asian arts and artifacts, of native American crafts and textiles,arts of the Americas and Africa. The collections of prints, drawings, and photography round out the experience..... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Every year they do a floral interpretation of different pieces to match a theme or feel and it's amazing! The whole place smells wonderful too!

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