The Minneapolis Institute of Art is one of the leading comprehensive fine-art museums in the country. In a beautiful landmark building near downtown Minneapolis, the museum houses over 90,000 works of art, representing more than 5,000 years of world art and culture.

Free daily museum admission!


Can I post a photo from Mia's Flickr site on my social media site?

Most of our images on Flickr have the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. In English, that means that you are free to post an image as long as you give the Mia credit. Your credit should look like this: "Photographers Name/Minneapolis Institute of Art" or "Minneapolis Institute of Art" if the photographers name is unavailable. We would also appreciate a link back to our Flickr site. If you see a different license then shoot us an email via Flickr.


May I photograph at Mia?

Yes-- with a few precautions to ensure the safety of visitors and artwork. If it is for personal use and without a tripod, feel free to use your still or video camera. Please note: photographing artworks that are on loan requires prior permission.


How do I know if an artwork is on loan?

On the label, look for the words "loan," "lent by," "private collection," or the name of another museum. Also, numbers assigned to a loaned object begin with an "L."


What if I want to use a tripod?

To inquire about tri-pod permission please download the tri-pod permission form below and follow directions. Please allow 72 hours for permission. If you have any questions, please call (612) 870-3000.

tripod permission form » (84KB .pdf)


May I use a flash?

Yes, in most places. However, because of the delicate nature of fabric, please do not use a flash near textiles.


If you have questions, please ask one of our gallery guards. Staff at the Security Desk or a Visitor Service Desks will also be happy to assist you when you arrive.


For information on reproductions for publishing and/or commercial use, contact

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