The Minneapolis Institute of Arts alias MIA started its mission in the year 1883 when 25 citizens of Minneapolis founded the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts. Since then, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts collects outstanding works of art and the collection grown to over 80 000 objects from starting 800. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has artefacts separated into 7 areas – Arts of Africa + the Americas, Contemporary Art + Decorative Arts + Textiles and Sculpture, Asian Art, Paintings, Photography and New Media, Prints and Drawings and Textiles. The MIA is a free museum that operates thanks to corporate memberships (Ameriprise Financial, the General Mills Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, Target Foundation, the 3M Foundation and others) and individual contributions.
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