Membership: Friends and Family

Membership Co-chair, Allison Fox Greene, Shares her Friends Membership Story.

When I moved back to Minneapolis after many years away, my mother gifted me a Friends membership. What a wonderful welcome home it was, and a fantastic way to reconnect with Mia and our amazing community of art lovers.

Do you know someone who shares your interest in the arts and is looking for ways to get involved? There has never been a better time to introduce them to The Friends! The year ahead is so full of opportunities to spend time together at Mia, from lectures to book clubs to Friends-only tours, not to mention our Centennial celebration. 

Mia has always been a passion my mom and I have shared, and it is such an honor to now follow in her footsteps and serve on the Friends board. Perhaps you can spark a Friends legacy in your family as well.

This year membership is taking a NEW approach. We are starting all memberships and all renewals on January 1.

Next month, all members will receive a reminder to renew their membership for the 2022 membership year, so this might be a great time to think about which of your family members and/or friends could also become your Friends!

If you have any questions about membership, please email us at We look forward to hearing from you!


Friends Love to Learn about Membership!

Are you a Friend? Join the Friends today!

Friends of the Institute members enjoy special opportunities to participate in:

  • Free monthly lectures by local, national and internationally known speakers 
  • Behind-the-scenes experiences in the company of other enthusiastic art lovers 
  • Docent and curator-led tours of special exhibitions at Mia
  • Annual Art & Architecture trips to artistically significant sites both in the U.S. and abroad

If you would like to be a part of this nearly 100-year-old organization, please join us!

Visit Mia’s 3rd Avenue Lobby Desk, call 870-612-6323, or visit to join today! 

Thank you!

We are thankful for our Friends

Thank you for being a Friend of the Institute!

Friends mingle at an event.

In addition to supporting the programs and projects of the Friends, your membership also includes many benefits and opportunities:

  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • First access to tickets for our free monthly lectures by prominent speakers, as well as access to Friends Only pre-lecture tours
  • Friends Only book club, special tours of Mia’s collection, other activities and trips
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Friendship opportunities while supporting Mia’s artistic vision
  • Affiliate Friends groups in Rochester & St. Cloud, featuring exciting local programs

Your individual membership in the Friends is just $50 ($90 dual), renewable annually. We also invite you to consider renewing at one of the following gift membership levels: $500 Benefactor, $250 Sustainer or $125 Contributor. Joining or renewing at a higher gift level helps cover the costs of programming and operations.

Do you have other questions or need more information? Call the Friends office at 612.870.3045, or check out our newly updated, dedicated Friends home page at

Join or renew your Friends membership by calling 612.870.6323 today!

Thank you for your support!