Visiting an art museum is a great way to gain an understanding of yourself without hiring a translator for your Sanskrit-speaking brain. Explore the roots of your refrigerator-art movement with this Groupon.
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- $8 for two tickets to The Sports Show (up to a $16 value)
- $16 for four tickets to The Sports Show (up to a $32 value)<p>
Through May 13, The Sports Show shares a collection of sports-related artwork collected by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and other cultural institutions. The Star Tribune’s Mason Riddle called the exhibit a “winner,” and the photo editors of Time praised the curator for “choosing photographs that offer more social commentary than celebration.” Cory Arcangel’s Masters places spectators in focus with an interactive golf simulator set on artificial grass, and sepia-toned photography documents the Automobile Club of France’s 1912 Grand Prix. Visitors can also explore The Sports Show: Minnesota, featuring iconic images of Minnesotan sports teams, historic games, and flaming hockey pucks. Guides lead complimentary public tours Tuesdays–Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ rates vary for children, students, and senior citizens.<p>
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
When the Minneapolis Institute of Arts first opened its doors in 1915, it was the product of several decades of arts advocacy. A group of 25 citizens formed the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts in 1883 with the goal of giving their community access to creative arts. More than a century later, this commitment to the community has taken the permanent collections from 800 works to close to 80,000 objects and has made the museum Minnesota's largest art educator.
The collections, divided into seven curatorial areas, encompass a period of 5,000 years and hail from every corner of the world. The Asian Art collection represents 17 different Asian cultures, and Arts of Africa and the Americas holds more than 3,000 pieces of sculpture, basketry, painting, and beadwork. Temporary exhibitions bring collections of artwork from other institutions. The museum's interactive learning stations supplement understanding of topics such as modernism or 17th-century European painting with animation, video, and audio recordings.