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“great museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Owner 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

lots of art from antiquities to contemporary
ok a lot to see!
you know its an art museum.
what the heck

Visited August 2013
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Allow plenty of time to take it all in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had heard & read good things, but were still surprised by the breadth and quality of the collection: sculpture, photography, antiquities, Impressionist paintings, Frank Lloyd Wright furniture, even an intriguing installation "recreating" the old office of a fictional curator. A friendly, attentive staff seemed genuinely concerned about our experience. The MIA was a real highlight of our trip.

Visited August 2013
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Plymouth, MN-
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Must see if visiting the twin cities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Awesome collection of Asian art and art from all other areas of the world. Period rooms that one can walk into are pretty neat, but a large ceremony room from rural china is just awesome. Collections of modern housewares and even a Tatra Automobile are interesting for people with more modern and practical design interests. Finally, there is an area devoted to the prairie school of architecture, and a nearby house of the same type in care of the museum that can be toured, for a small fee.
The price is right.... Suggested donation only. Awesome!

Visited August 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Comfortable, relaxed, friendly gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I love this place. There is a kind of gentle feeling when you enter that makes you want to ogle a few works, have a coffee, maybe lunch and do some more. The MIA is not one of the ten best collections in the US, although its Asian collection is up there, but it is a wonderful place to take time to think about some work, look out the enormous windows on to the Minneapolis skyline or have lunch with friends.

Visited August 2013
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Mpls, MN
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“If You Enjoy The Arts...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

...then you will really enjoy the Mpls Institute of Arts! There are many great exhibits throughout and specialty exhibits are brought in be the generous benefactors. The artwork is wonderful and you can get more infoo by asking any of the helpful employees/volunteers.

Visited May 2013
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