It's New / It's Now: Recent Gifts of Contemporary Prints and Drawings

July 14—September 1

See iconic, eye-catching works by bold-faced names in the contemporary art world. Ranging in date from the 1960s to the present, this exhibition showcases more than 90 original works on paper.

Above: Joel Shapiro, American, born 1941, Untitled (Blue and Black), 1996, color screenprint, anonymous gift 201 1.94.12 ©Joel Shapiro/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

About the Exhibition

The selection will include important works by Josef Albers, Francis Bacon, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Elizabeth Murray, John Newman, Gerhard Richter, James Rosenquist, Susan Rothenberg, Sean Scully, Richard Serra, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Frank Stella, Terry Winters, and others.

Many of the editioned prints on view were produced in collaboration with nationally prominent print workshops and publishers, such as Universal Limited Art Editions; Gemini G.E.L.; Crown Point Press; Tyler Graphics; Pace Editions; Shark's Lithography; and the Lower East Side Print Shop.

Selected works are donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations, given to the MIA since 2007. As such, the exhibition celebrates the generosity of the collecting community, whose ongoing support of the MIA's mission of collecting and exhibiting art of our time is essential.

Right: Roman Verostko, American, born 1929, Spring Memory, h18-gr (detail), 2010 algorithmic pen and ink drawing, 2011.23



  • Adults $12
  • Students/Seniors $10
  • Children $8
  • Adults $14
  • Students/Seniors $12
  • Children $10

General museum admission is always free.

Reserve your tickets now!

Or call (612)870-3000 or toll-free at (800)642-2787

Tickets may sell out at peak times and on weekends.

Tours & Events

Special Opportunity: Members-only Tours
  • Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 8, 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 17, 10:30 a.m.

Reserve tickets to the members-only tours

Or call (612)870-3000 or toll-free at (800)642-2787

Opening-weekend Activities
Family Day: Paper Caper
Sunday, July 14, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., free!

Join the fold for a day dedicated to the art of paper. Produce a pleasing print, draft a dramatic drawing, or fold original origami. And check out the MIA’s special exhibition of amazing works on paper.

Related Opportunities
Show & Tell: Everyone’s a Collector!
July 14–September 1
Target Gallery Entrance

See a showcase of objects from everyday local collectors. Share what you covet and why.

PrintMAKER: Digital Printmaking Studio
Gallery 240; Free

Design. Tinker. Multiply. Repeat. Dive into this interactive experience inspired by contemporary prints in It’s New / It’s Now. Create a basic composition, manipulate it with a few easy to use digital tools, replicate and share it with the world. Fun for all ages and levels of experience.

Public Tours
Guided tours of It’s New / It’s Now: Contemporary Gifts of Prints and Drawings:
Tuesdays through Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Tours begin July 16.

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, businesses, and organizations who have generously donated the works of art featured in this exhibition.

  • Anonymous donor, Minneapolis
  • Steven M. Andersen, Minneapolis
  • Siah Armajani, Minneapolis
  • R. Patrick Atherton , Minneapolis*
  • Daniel Avchen, Minneapolis
  • Betty L. Beer, Brookings, South Dakota
  • Vicki L. Berg, Indio, California
  • Sandra and Peter Butler, St. Paul
  • Marguerite Cowles, Minneapolis
  • Russell Cowles, Minneapolis
  • Terrence D. Curley, Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Mary Haldeman Dayton* and her family, Long Lake, Minnesota
  • Ruth and Bruce Dayton, Wayzata, Minnesota
  • Harry Drake, St. Paul*
  • John Driscoll, New York City
  • Edith and Norman Garmezy, Edina, Minnesota*
  • Fred Hagstrom, St. Paul
  • Oleg Kudryashov, Moscow
  • Steven Lang, Minneapolis
  • Cynthia Lin, New York City
  • Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr.*, Wayzata, Minnesota
  • Donald McNeil and Emily Galusha , Minneapolis
  • Mary and Bob Mersky, Minneapolis
  • Carolyn and Bob Nelson, Wayzata, Minnesota
  • Kate Butler Peterson, St. Paul*
  • Wilma and Don Piccard, Minneapolis
  • Tom Rassieur, Long Lake, Minnesota
  • Darwin and Geri Reedy, Dellwood, Minnesota
  • Michael Root, Minneapolis
  • Steven Sorman, Ancram, New York
  • Helen and J. Kimball Whitney, Wayzata, Minnesota*
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis
  • G&K Services, Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Mary Ryan Gallery, New York City
  • Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Wells Fargo, Minneapolis