Visit the Museum / Services for Visitors with Disabilities
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts offers services that make museum programs and exhibitions accessible to all visitors. We welcome you! For an in-depth description of the museum's services and amenities for visitors with disabilities, click here. Summary information can be read below.
Assistive Listening Devices
Request for Accommodation
Join free public tours daily at various times throughout the day. No reservations required. Topics are prearranged, and may feature an area of the permanent collection or a special exhibition. Admission is charged for some special exhibitions.
Click here for more information about public tours, or call (612) 870-3131 (voice) or (612) 870-3132 (TDD). An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter accompanies the public tour held on the first Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.
Free Private Tours
Visitors who are blind or have low vision may request an individual guided tour. The tours include three-dimensional objects you can touch as well as paintings to explore through verbal description and tactile diagrams.
During “touch tours,” the tour guide and visitor wear cotton gloves to examine together pre-selected works of sculpture and decorative arts. Our curatorial staff has approved specific objects in the permanent collection for touching.
To explore objects using tactile diagrams, the visitor touches a raised physical “map” of the work while the tour guide provides precise visual description. The MIA currently has tactile diagrams for two artworks: Olive Trees by Vincent van Gogh and Scenes of Plains Indian Life by Cadzi Cody.
Visitors using wheelchairs may arrange individual or small group tours.
Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing may arrange individual or small group tours. The museum provides two types of services:
Visitors who have memory loss, their friends, and care partners may request “Discover Your Story” tours.
Make a Private Tour Reservation
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices.
This notice is provided as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act nondiscrimination law of 1990 and, as appropriate, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.
Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding accessibility may be forwarded to the person listed below.
Hours normally available: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm - Monday through Friday
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.