Donors Nick Hay and Carol Poulson with their “thank you” bus

Art in Bloom Fund-A-Need

For over 20 years, the Friends Transportation Fund has funded school buses for thousands of students to visit the museum each year. The children are led on a guided tour of Mia’s world-renowned art collection and enjoy a fun and educational field trip.

At least one large-scale study has shown that field trips to art museums can improve students’ knowledge of and ability to think critically about art, a stronger display for historical empathy and a greater tolerance of differing views.

Help us expand Mia’s ability to inspire wonder with the power of art and reach even more Minnesota children and teens—please consider purchasing a school bus!

1 school bus, 40-50 kids: $200
2 school buses, 80-100 kids: $400
4 school buses, 160-200 kids: $800

Click here to Buy-A-Bus (Coming soon for 2020)!

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