Friends Only Events

May Book Club

May 20, 2022 10:00 am

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Cafe in the lobby at Mia

Ticket Price: Free

Friends Book Club

May 20, 2022 10:00 am In-Person Discussion/10:45 am Live Gallery Tour

Mark your calendar for Friday, May 20 at 10 am for a lively discussion at Friends Book Club followed at 10:45 by a guided art tour.  We will be discussing the book in the café in the Mia Lobby.

May and springtime bring us to our second live Friends book discussion and tour with The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. This book examines sisterhood, black identity, and parenthood with compassion and conviction. Told in flashbacks and alternating points of view, this novel asks what is personal identity, if not your past. A riveting and sympathetic story about the bonds of sisterhood and just how strong they are, even at their weakest. Please join us as we view the story enhanced by Mia’s fabulous works of art.

Please sign up with the Friends office at friends@artsmia.org or 612-870-3045.  An early sign up really helps us in planning these tours!

 

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Friends Events

April 5, 2022 11:00 am

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Zoom

Ticket Price: Free

Olive Trees (1889), Vincent Van Gogh, oil on canvas, The William Hood Dunwoody Foundation.

Please join us Tuesday, April 5, at 11 AM on Zoom, where we will be joined by Mia Guide Sara Wagner, who is a graduate of Mia’s Docent class of 2015.

Topic: INSPIRATIONS of Vincent Van Gogh: Who are some of the artists who inspired him, and who did he inspire?

In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Van Gogh and the Olive Groves we will focus on Van Gogh’s art: How did his art evolve? Who did he look to for inspiration? We’ll also honor his legacy by exploring the art of those whose art was influenced by him.

Please RSVP by April 4 to friends@artsmia.org or call: 612-870-3045. 

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Friends Only Event

March 8, 2022 11:00 am

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Zoom

Ticket Price: Free

We invite you to join our March Friends Event on Tuesday, March 8 which will feature Mia Guide Josie Owens. Josie will lead our discussion on “Pride: Fluidity in Art and Life.” 

Josie’s tour will explore the GLTBQ movement in the lives and works of artists in a variety of societies, time periods and around the world. 

We will also discuss race, sexuality, gender identity, and fluidity through religions. 

Josie is a graduate of the 2015 Docent class at Mia. 

Please RSVP by March 5 at friends@artsmia.org or call 612-870- 3245. 

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January Friends Only Tour

January 11, 2022 11:00 am

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Zoom

Ticket Price: Free

The Friends Events Committee welcomes you to our January tour via Zoom on Tuesday, January 11 at 11am. 

This month, we will hear from Mia’s own Associate Educator, Kara ZumBahlen, when she presents “Diving into Design at Mia.” 

Kara shares, “We are surrounded by design in our living environments, impacting us when sitting, working, eating and drinking, traveling, or enjoying leisure activities. We will take a deep dive into some beautifully designed objects in Mia’s collection. We’ll explore the designers and their processes, gaining insight into the social, economic, and political contexts of their times. Through this, we’ll come to realize the impact design has on our daily lives.” 

Space is limited to 30. Please RSVP by January 7th to friends@artsmia.org or call 612.870.3045 to reserve your spot. 

 

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You’re Invited: Friends Appreciation Sale

Mark your calendars! To show our appreciation, the leadership of the Friends of the Institute are hosting a holiday sale exclusively for Friends members and Mia staff.

Stop by the museum on December 1 or 2 when merchandise from the 2019 and 2020 Art in Bloom shops will be sold at 50% off. Come and browse large and small home décor, kitchen items, garden tools, and women’s apparel and accessories. Note that 2019 merchandise has already been marked down to sell, and 2020 merchandise was never sold publicly.

When: 
December 1–2
10 am to 5 pm

Where: 
Wells Fargo Community Room

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

More information on directions and parking here.

What you need to know:
Credit card purchases only.
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
We are unable to hold merchandise.

We strongly encourage you to bring your own bags. Limited paper bags will be available. Wrapping stations will be available if you wish to wrap your purchases.

Please reach out to the Friends office at friends@artsmia.org if you have additional questions. We hope to see you at the sale!

Friends Only Tour with Mia Guide Mary McMahon

December 1, 2021 11:00 am

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Zoom

Ticket Price: Free

Join us to “Journey into Blue” 

You’re invited to our December tour on Wednesday, December 1 at 11 AM on Zoom. This month, we welcome our speaker, Mary McMahon, from the Mia 2015 Docent class.

Mary will join us for the hour to present this month’s topic: “Journey into Blue.” Through an art history lens we will explore the color blue and its never-ending fascination for artists through the centuries.

Space is limited to 30 participants. RSVP by Monday, November 29 to friends@artsmia.org or phone: 612-870-3045.

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Friends Events

October 26, 2021 11:00 am

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Zoom

Ticket Price: Free

You are invited to the Friends’ Only Tour on Tuesday, October 26 at 11 AM on Zoom.

This month we will visit Mia’s Buddhist gallery. We will spend the hour with Mia’s senior educator, Debbi Hegstrom, who will introduce us to “Buddhism 101”, and help us connect this global faith with the fantastic collection of Buddhist art in our galleries. 

Debbi teaches and facilitates continuing education for guide programs at the museum, enhancing Mia as an inclusive learning environment. We appreciate Debbi’s approachability, and her dedication to support and enrich guides and others. Her kindness and calm demeanor lend a warm presence in our museum community. 

Space is limited to 30 participants. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 21 to the Friends office: friends@artsmia.org or call the Friends office: 612-870-3245.

 

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Friends Book Club

October 15, 2021 10:00 am

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Zoom

Ticket Price: Free

Fall is a wonderful season to join the Friends Book Club and curl up with a great book.

The upcoming October Friends Book Club features “This Tender Land”, by William Kent Krueger.  Fun Fact: Krueger was born in Wyoming, but his mystery and crime fiction is set mainly in Minnesota.

Mark your calendar for October 15  at 10 a.m. You can reserve your spot by contacting the Friends Office at friends@artsmia.org. Once you reserve, you will receive your Zoom information a day before the presentation.

The book for September, A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell, was a terrific book to add to your list, even if you missed the discussion.

 

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Friends Only Tour

September 29, 2021 11:00 am

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Zoom

Ticket Price: Free

Judaic Gallery Tour

This year’s Friends Only Events will allow us to meet in a smaller setting online, and we hope to gather in person beginning in January. We will explore a variety of topics that will allow us to share in our joy of learning about art, people, and cultures, and we will also go behind the scenes to learn about the departments in our museum that we typically don’t get to explore.

We invite you to join our Zoom lecture on Wednesday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. Our lecture on Mia’s own Judaic Gallery will be given by Mia Guide Mary Ann Wark, a graduate of the Minneapolis Institute of Art Docent class of 2015. When not giving her own tours, she enjoys giving tours to her fellow Guides to encourage the excitement and joy of learning. We are told by her colleagues that Mary Ann is not only known for her vast knowledge of the collections in our museum, but also known for her caring and warm personality that she shares with the people around her.

The number of participants is limited to 30 in Zoom. Please RSVP by Monday, September 13 to kimberkember@hotmail.com or the Friends Office.

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