Friends Lecture Series 2021-2022
Presented by Friends of the Institute and Mia, with generous support from the Mark and Mary Goff Fitterman Fund
Please note: The September, October, November and December 2021 lectures will be VIRTUAL, held on Zoom. It is expected that in-person events will begin in January 2022.
The Friends have been offering lectures from world-renowned art experts, academics, and cultural figures for almost 100 years.
Lectures are held on the second Thursday of the month and are free, but require a ticket. Tickets are generally available a month in advance and can be reserved by clicking here.
September 9, 2021
Dessa (Singer, rapper, writer, and activist)
“In Her Own Words”
October 14, 2021
Aaron Spangler (Sculptor and printmaker) and Amy Thielen (Award-winning chef)
November 11, 2021
Tova Brandt (Executive Director, The Museum of Danish America)
December 9, 2021
Rose B. Simpson (mixed-media artist, Santa Clara Pueblo)
January 20, 2022
Centennial anniversary kick-off with Eike Schmidt (Director of the Uffizi Museum, Florence, Italy)
February 10, 2022
Rohan Preston (Writer and critic at the Star Tribune)
March 10, 2022
Seitu Jones (Multidiscpilinary artist and community organizer)
April 14, 2022
Patrick Noon (Former senior paintings curator at Mia)
May 12, 2022
Anna Jackson (Keeper of Asian Department, Victoria & Albert Museum, London)