Friends Membership

Learn about Friends at Friends 101

October 15, 2019 10:00 am

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Ticket Price: Free

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 15. Learn more about the Friends followed by  a private viewing of the newly refreshed Americas galleries.

Les Namingha (American), Overlay, 2014, ceramic, pigments. Bequest of Virginia Doneghy, by exchange, 2018.6.1

Would you like to know more about what the Friends do? Please join us for Friends 101, a conversation about the history, activities, and opportunities available through the Friends. Whether you’re new to the organization or have been around for a while, we’d love to see you there! 

This popular event is free. Stay until the end of the event for an exclusive opportunity to join Mia’s Associate Curator of Native American Art, Jill Ahlberg Yohe for a presentation in the newly refreshed Americas galleries.

To attend please call the Friends office at 612.870.3045 or email friends@artsmia.org.

Membership will help you Renew!

We’ll help you remember to renew: quarterly reminders will be coming to you soon!

Thank you to all our new Friends who have joined since the beginning of the year and to all those who have renewed their Friends membership for another year. We truly appreciate your support!

Now that the Friends have access to more accurate membership information, we plan to mail quarterly renewal notices alerting you that your membership will soon expire. Following your renewal, you will receive an email acknowledgment with a list of upcoming Friends events, and hyperlinks to the Friends Newsletter and volunteer opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you at Mia!

Learn About Friends at Friends 101

This event on Tuesday, October 9 will be followed by a private viewing of Mia’s newest acquisitions.

Blue Sea with Rocks, 1922 Georgia O’Keeffe Pastel Gift of Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison © 2017 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Would you like to know more about what the Friends do? Please join us for Friends 101, a conversation about the history, activities, and opportunities available through the Friends. Whether you’re new to the organization or have been around for a while, we’d love to see you there!

This popular event is free and will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, October 9 in Studio 112. Stay until the end for an exclusive opportunity to view 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 call the Friends office at 612.870.3045.

FRIENDS 101

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

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

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 friends@artsmia.org  or 612.870.3045.

Bring Your Friends to Meet Your Friends

Help grow Friends membership this month by bringing your friends to Mia with you.
Bring friends to Mia in February and introduce them to the Friends. It’s a great time to escape the cold temperatures and enjoy yourselves at Mia while helping our Friends membership to increase each month by encouraging our friend to join us at Mia.
Be sure to attend the Friends Lecture Series in Pillsbury Auditorium on Thursday, February 8 at 11PM. Mia Curator and Head of the Department of Photography and New Media, Yasufumi Nakamori will present “Exploring Humanity through ‘The Family of Man’.”
While on your way to the auditorium:

  • Stop by Miao Clothing and Jewelry from China on exhibit in Gallery 218,
  • Look at “I Am Somali”: Three Visual Artists from the Twin Cities in Gallery 255,
  • Wander up to Gallery 353 to an exhibit of Minnesota artist George Morrison: Drawings and Small Paintings,
  • Stay for the 1PM public tour of A Celebration of African Art in History.  

The Friends support the museum in many ways, by providing free public lectures, buses to bring schoolchildren to the museum for docent tours, artwork for the permanent collection, and funding for innovative children’s art education programs. Our major fundraiser, Art in Bloom, helps to make this support possible. To become a member, follow this link.
 
 

Give THE GIFT OF FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP — ON SALE

You may already be a Friends member, but this is the perfect time to spread the word to your family, friends, and acquaintances. From December 1 – December 22, 2017, we are offering a 25% discount on a one-year Friends membership for NEW Friends.
Friends members enjoy many benefits including the Friends Lecture Series, Book Club, and many Friends Only activities.  Volunteer opportunities are available as well.  All Friends members are invited to volunteer at the Friends annual fundraiser, Art in Bloom, welcoming more than 50,000 visitors to Mia each spring.
Additionally, Friends membership helps support Mia’s educational programs, special projects, and exhibits, as well as the acquisition and conservation of art. Membership sponsors the ever-growing Transportation Fund which covers bus costs for many children from Twin Cities schools who visit Mia for educational tours.
Spread the word about our 25%  discount on a one-year Friends membership for NEW Friends! For more information or to purchase contact the Friends office at 612.870.3045.

Double the Friends, Double the Fun!

November and December are Friends membership BOGO months! If you choose to renew your Friends membership any time during these two months, you can add a friend or family member for FREE. What a great way to show appreciation, celebrate a birthday or stuff a stocking!
If it’s not time for your annual renewal, no worries. Your next succeeding membership renewal date will be extended one year from its current renewal date.
This exceptional offer will be processed BY PHONE ONLY. Please contact 612.870.6323 (Mia’s central ticketing line) or 612.870.3045 (Friends office) Monday-Friday between 9AM and 4:30PM. Be sure to mention this BOGO offer and the name of the individual to whom the free membership is being given. Additionally, please have your friend or family member follow up with the Friends office (612.870.3045) at the time they receive your gift to ensure the Friends have all of the vital information on the new member.
 

FRIENDS 101

Would you like to know more about what the Friends do? Please join us for Friends 101, a conversation about the history, activities, and opportunities available through the Friends. Whether you’re new to the organization or have been around for a while, we’d love to see you there! This free event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, from 11 to 11:45AM followed by a brief tour of the new textiles exhibit, which is featured in this newsletter’s Collection Connection. It is a special opportunity to learn about the art and context of 19th – early 20th century American quilts from a nationally renowned expert, Mia’s Assistant Curator of Textiles, Nicole LaBouff. To attend please call the Friends Office at 612.870.3045.

FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP NEWS

As fall approaches, we want to welcome new members, as well as thank those who renewed their membership over the summer months. If it’s time to renew your membership, please take a moment to do so by clicking this link or calling 612.870.3045. We appreciate your support!
Would you like to know more about what the Friends do? Please join us for Friends 101, a conversation about the history, activities, and opportunities available through the Friends. Whether you’re new to the organization or have been around for a while, we’d love to see you there! This free event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, from 11 to 11:45AM followed by a brief tour of the new textiles exhibit in the Regis Fountain Court. It is a special opportunity to learn about the art and context of 19th – early 20th century American quilts from a nationally renowned expert, Mia’s Assistant Curator of Textiles, Nicole LaBouff. To attend please call the Friends Office at 612.870.3045.