Calendar and Events
Events on February 14, 2013
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will transform into the Minneapolis Institute of Hearts on Valentine's Day. Join us on February 14 and give a valentine to your favorite piece of art. Everyone who comes to the museum on Valentine's Day will receive a paper heart to place in front of his or her most beloved or swoon-worthy masterpiece. Visitors may write love letters or simply leave the hearts blank. Share your valentine on social media (#MIAhearts) or keep the mystery alive as a secret admirer.
Does your heart yearn for Rembrandt's Lucretia?
Have you been dreaming of a date with Monti's Veiled Lady?
Does Van Gogh's Olive Trees take your breath away?
Has Chuck Close's Frank stolen your heart?
Does Lange's Migrant Mother break your heart?
Share the love by leaving your heart with the art at the MIA.
And remember, we're open late on Thursdays, so stop by the MIA before or after your Valentine's Day dinner date on Eat Street to heart your favorite art!
11 a.m. – Noon
Free and open to the public.
1 – 2 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine's Day all month long. Inflame your passion for art on a tour that explores the victories and vicissitudes of love. See works of art in the museum's collection that tell intriguing stories of marriage and devotion, the sexual exploits of gods and goddesses, and the hurtful scandals that sometimes come with affairs of the heart!
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join local sculptors and partners, Sara Hanson and Trever Nichols, to take a closer look at sculptures, from miniature to gigantic. Then experiment with materials and draft plans for your own microscopic or monumental expressions.
$7; $5 for MIA members. Drop in as you like.
7 – 8 p.m.
See beautifully decorated garments, feast bowls, and moccasins from North America; sculptures from the ancient ball game of Mexico; and huge gold ear spools from Peru. Explore the art of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America, from ancient times to the present.