10 A.M. - 5 P.M. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
10 A.M. - 9 P.M. Thursday
11 A.M. - 5 P.M. Sunday
Closed Mondays, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas
At the Information desk, you can pick up a museum map, register for a class, learn about special events and exhibitions, get help finding a work of art, purchase a membership, register to tour the Purcell-Cutts House, or pick up self-guided tour brochures.
Visitor Services Desks
Visitor Services Desks are located at all museum entrances. There you can purchase tickets for special exhibitions, make a donation, purchase a membership, rent Quick Stops Audio Tours(sm), and register for Adult Classes.
A free courtesy phone is available for museum visitors in the lower lobby. Calls are limited to the Twin Cities Metro Area; dial "9" to reach an outside line. If you require assistance, please ask at a Visitor Services or Information Desk.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has specific rules for sketching, photography, and videotaping, and general behavior in the galleries.
Coffee Shop and Restaurant
ArtsBreak by D’Amico & Sons features a wide selection of pastries and baked goods and desserts.
Open all museum hours.
Mezzanine by D’Amico & Sons menu features a variety of gourmet soups, salads, and light entrées.
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The museum's Family Center features display cases filled with engaging art, interactive computers, a snack area, a restroom and nursery room, games and books, stroller parking, activity tables and an activity area with soft sculptures to play with.
Open all museum hours. The Museum Shop carries a large selection of books, cards, jewelry, posters, postcards, reproductions, and gift items from around the world.
There are restrooms throughout the museum.
Baby Changing Stations
Baby changing stations are located in these restrooms.
Available all museum hours on a seasonal basis. Suggested donation for coatcheck is $1 per item.
Strollers and Wheelchairs
Free strollers and wheelchairs are available for your visit. Enquire at the Visitor Services Desk.
Quick Stops(sm) Audio Tours
Tune in to Quick Stops(sm) Audio Tours. They are Fast, Fun and Friendly.(sm) Audio stops about hundreds of your favorite artworks allow you to get more out of your museum experience—all at your own pace. Quick Stops are 30 to 45 seconds each. We also have kid-friendly Family Stops and Extended Stops for those who want more detail.
$4 for Members, Seniors, Students, and Children. $5 for Non-members. Available at the Visitor Services Desks at all museum entrances and at the Information Desk on the first floor.
Located on the first floor of the Michael Graves-designed wing, the Art Research and Reference Library is free and open to the public. Library staff members are available to assist with visitors’ research needs; they are committed to providing outstanding art information services. The research and reference library contains resources on art history and the MIA's permanent collection.
Regular hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Print Study Room
The Herschel V. Jones Print Study Room offers individuals and groups the opportunity to examine up close the exceptional collection of the Department of Prints and Drawings. These works of art on paper include woodcuts, engravings, etchings, lithographs, screenprints, drawings, watercolors and artists' books. Study hours, by appointment only, are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-noon and 1:30-4:30 pm. Please call 612-870-3105 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Photographs Study Room
The Photographs Study Room offers the opportunity to see original photographs from the museum's permanent collection not currently on view in the galleries. Interested students, teachers, scholars, and individuals may make a weekday appointment by calling 612-870-3183.
This area houses coat storage bins for visiting school groups (ask at a Visitor Services desk for assistance) and also serves as the distribution center for Art Adventure Program materials.
Becoming a Member
Take a closer look and discover all that membership in The
Minneapolis Institute of Arts has to offer you.
As a member you receive a full year of benefits including:
Arts magazine, Free admission to special exhibitions, Museum Shop discounts, Discounts on classes, Volunteer opportunities, ...and much more.
What Your Membership Supports
Your membership is an indispensable contribution to our region's
quality of life. Support from members help provide:
Free admission to the permanent collection, pace-setting education and outreach programs that serve adults, children, seniors and families, exceptional exhibition and cultural programs that celebrate and examine a world of art and ideas
How to Become a Member Today
Visit the Information Desk or the Visitor Services Desk in the 3rd Avenue lobby, or call
the Membership office at 612-870-6323.
What's my Membership Number?
Please ask at the Information Desk or a Visitor Services Desk if you have forgotten or misplaced your Membership Number.
Friends of the Institute
Friends of the Institute support the museum in many ways, by providing free public lectures, buses to bring schoolchildren to visit, artwork for the permanent collection, costumes for docents, plants and flowers in public spaces, and much more. Two major fundraisers, Art in Bloom and Art Perchance, make this support possible. To join the Friends and help with either event or to volunteer in other ways, call the Friends office at 612-870-3045. As a Friend you will enjoy many benefits, including the monthly Friends newsletter and special classes and tours.