Anishinaabe or Dakota dance blanket (detail)

Anishinaabe or Dakota dance blanket (detail)

Detail view of an Anishinaabe or Dakota dance blanket, 1840s-1850s. Robert J. Ulrich Works of Art Purchase Fund, Mia accession number 2007.1. Public domain.

Banjo Lesson (Mary Cassatt)

Banjo Lesson (Mary Cassatt)

Detail view of Banjo Lesson, a drypoint and aquatint before color by Mary Cassatt (1894) at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. From the the William M. Ladd Collection; gift of Herschel V. Jones. Public domain.

Howling Dog (Paul Klee)

Howling Dog (Paul Klee)

Howling Dog, an oil-on-canvas painting by Paul Klee (1928) at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Gift of F. C. Schang. Public domain.

Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)

When the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) opened in 1915 it exhibited 450 pieces of art, most of them on loan. In the twenty-first century it is an encyclopedic art museum, boasting a collection of more than 89,000 objects that span 20,000 years and six continents; special exhibitions on topics that have ranged from Star Wars to Martin Luther; and a presence in the community that reflects more than a century of local support for the arts.

Third Avenue entrance to the Minneapolis Museum of Art

Third Avenue entrance to the Minneapolis Museum of Art

The Third Avenue entrance to the Minneapolis Museum of Art, part of the 1974 expansion designed by Japanese architect Kenzō Tange. Photo by David J . Nordgren, ca. 1975.

Minneapolis Institute of Art guard with visitors

Minneapolis Institute of Art guard with visitors

A museum guard and two young visitors examine the Paul Revere tea set at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1946. Photo by the Minneapolis Star and Tribune Company.

Visitor inside the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Visitor inside the Minneapolis Institute of Art

A man in a fur coat visiting the galleries of the Minneapolis Institute of Art with his camera, 1937. Photo by the Minneapolis Star and Tribune Company.

Original entrance of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Original entrance of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The original entrance of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, designed by designed by McKim, Mead and White, 1929. Photo by Norton & Peel.

Lucretia (Rembrandt)

Lucretia

Lucretia, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1666. Lucretia was known for her loyalty and virtue. Rembrandt tells her story through her solemn and saddened gaze, in the traces of blood on her gown, and the dagger in her hand, which refers to her suicide after being raped. Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0.

Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain Illustrating the Gathering of Scholars at the Lanting Pavilion, 1790. The Qing dynasty emperor Qianlong (r. 1736–95) commissioned this jade boulder, apparently the largest piece of historic carved jade outside of China. Creative Commons Public Domain 1.0.

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