For $4, today's side deal gets you one ticket to the Art of the Native Americans: The Thaw Collection exhibition (up to an $8 value, depending on age) at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This exhibit runs through January 9, 2011.
- Exhibition displays 110 pieces of Native American Art from the collection of Eugene and Clare Thaw, which includes more than 800 pieces and spans more than 2,000 years
- Pottery, sculptures, and more from the Southwest, Northwest coast, California basin, and other regions
- Museum also offers free access to collections and select exhibitions
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.
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