Minneapolis Institute of Art

About the Museum


Provinence Parlor, Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Provinence Parlor, Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art
©2017 Minneapolis Institute of Art, Photo: Courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art

Provinence Parlor, Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art

Provinence Parlor, Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Exterior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Photo: Courtesy Minneapolis Institute of Art

Exterior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art

Views of the original McKim, Mead and White facade of the museum on 24th Street, July 14, 2005
Charleston Drawing Room, Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art
©2017 Minneapolis Institute of Art, Photo Courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Charleston Drawing Room, Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art

Charleston Drawing Room, Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art
©2013 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art

Interior View, Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art houses an encyclopedic collection of paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, antiquities, decorative objects and textiles that spans a period of 5,000 years in the international history of art. The vast collection is housed in a modern beaux-arts building in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis and includes notable examples of indigenous African sculpture and Southeast Asian religious art in additional to a European collection of painting that includes Rembrandt van Rijn’s Lucretia (1666), Vincent van Gogh’s Olive Trees (1889), Paul Gauguin’s Under the Pandanus II (1891), Henri Matisse’s Three Bathers (1907) and Francis Bacon’s Study for Portrait VI (1954).

Collection Highlights


Vincent van Gogh

Olive Trees

Rembrandt van Rijn

Lucretia
Asia Jade Mountain Illustrating the Gathering of Scholars at the Lanting Pavilion, China
The Doryphoros, Ancient Rome
Daiitoku Myōō, the Wisdom King of Awe-Inspiring Power, Japan
Minneapolis Institute of Art: Collection Highlights

Vincent van Gogh

Olive Trees, 1889
Oil on canvas
The William Hood Dunwoody Fund. Photo: Courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Rembrandt van Rijn

Lucretia, 1666
Oil on canvas
The William Hood Dunwoody Fund. Photo: Courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Asia Jade Mountain Illustrating the Gathering of Scholars at the Lanting Pavilion, China, 1790
Light green jade
The John R. Van Derlip Fund and Gift of the Thomas Barlow Walker Foundation, 2013. Photo: Courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art.
The Doryphoros, Ancient Rome, 120-50 BC
Pentelic marble
The John R. Van Derlip Fund and Gift of funds from Bruce B. Dayton, an anonymous donor, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. W. John Driscoll, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. John Andrus, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Keating, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce McNally, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne MacFarlane, and many other friends of the Institute. Photo: Courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Daiitoku Myōō, the Wisdom King of Awe-Inspiring Power, Japan, 13th century
Wood with metal, polychrome, gilding, and inlaid crystal eyes
Gift of the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture, 2013. Photo: Courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art.
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