Save the Date! December Friends Luncheon

December 13, 2018 12:30 pm


Reception Hall, Target Wing

Ticket Price: $30

Reserve your spot for the Friends’ Holiday Luncheon on Thursday December 13 in the Reception Hall, third floor of Target Wing.

Following the December lecture by Nick Wilding on “How to Forge a Rare Book,”  join the Friends for a holiday luncheon in the Reception Hall.

The menu includes Old English Winter Chicken Pot Pie followed by Lemon Cake with Almond Buttercream. A vegetarian option is also available. Please request when you make your reservation.

The cost is $30 including tax and gratuities.  All reservations MUST be received by Wednesday,  December 5 by 4PM.

Call 612.870.6323 today to reserve your luncheon space.

This event is a Friends Only Event. Join the Friends today and attend the event!

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Save the Date for Friends Fundraising Event featuring the New Bell Museum

January 31, 2019 5:30 pm


Reception Hall, Target Wing

Ticket Price: $75

The Architect and Director of the new Bell Museum, Minnesota’s natural history museum, will be the featured speakers at a Friends cocktail party in the Target Reception Hall on Thursday, January 31, 2019. 

The architecture of the new Bell Museum on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus will be the focus of a Friends event on January 31 at the museum.

With Thanksgiving approaching it might seem premature to talk about a January event—but it’s not too early to mark your calendar for the first Friends event of 2019!  We invite you to join us for an evening at Mia celebrating the University of Minnesota’s beautiful, new Bell Museum.

The event will feature Design Director and architect David Dimond of Perkins+Will and Bell Museum Executive Director Denise Young discussing the building’s unique design, challenges of the move, and new features. Docent-led tours of Mia’s permanent collection donated by members of the Bell family and other pieces inspired by nature will be featured. Wine and appetizers to be included.

Mark your calendars for this special event and look for more information in upcoming Friends Newsletters. This event will be open to Friends members and the public. Bring your friends and entice them to become Friends! Tickets will be available on Mia’s website soon. 


October 9, 2018 10:00 am to 11:00 am


Studio 112

Ticket Price: Free

Would you like to know more about what the Friends do? Join us for Friends 101, a conversation about the history, activities, and opportunities available through the Friends.
At the end of the presentation Tom Rassieur, John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings, will talk about Mia’s newest acquisitions including Georgia O’Keeffe’s Blue Sea with Rocks,1922 in First Blush, an exhibit in Gallery G353.
To attend please contact the Friends office at  or 612.870.3045.