Free Family Day at Minneapolis Institute of Art: Inspired by Nature – Sunday, May 12th

Swing by the Minneapolis Institute of Art the second Sunday of every month for Family Day at Mia, a FREE day of fun at the museum designed for the young and the young-at-heart. This Sunday’s theme is Inspired by Nature with activities taking place from 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday, May 12th.

Get inspired by nature and the great outdoors through art-making in the studios and adventures in the galleries at this month’s Family Day!

Join us for our free monthly event for families, kids, and the young at heart. On the second Sunday of every month, the museum is filled with hands-on art activities, live music, dance performances, artist demonstrations, family tours and more — all inspired by Mia’s incredible collection.

Activity Schedule

Art-making: Living Clay
11AM–4:30PM
Be inspired by the special exhibition, “Living Clay: Artists Respond to Nature,” and create your own clay sculpture.

Art-making: Pet Rocks
11AM–4:30PM
Adopt a pet rock and bring it home to join your family.

Art-making: Plein Air Drawing
11AM–4:30PM
Get outside and create drawings en plein air (weather permitting).

Gallery Hunt: Flower Power
11AM–4:30PM
Throughout time, artists have been inspired by flowers. Get into the galleries and find your favorite blooms.

Preschool Tour: Animals
11:30AM &12:30PM
Discover animals of all kinds in Mia’s galleries, on a tour specially designed for little ones.

Music: Willow Brae
2 & 3:30PM
Delight in music from Willow Brae – a Celtic harp and wind instrument duo.

Tour: Cityscapes, Landscapes, and Escapes
2 & 3:30 PM
Take a guided journey through the galleries and see how artists have found inspiration in their environment.

Special Exhibition: Beyond Fragrance: Beauty and Symbolism in Chinese Flower and Bird Painting
Gallery 203, second floor

Special Exhibition: Nature in Monochrome: Bird and Flowers in Japanese Ink Painting
Galleries 221, 222, and 223, second floor

Special Exhibition: Living Clay: Artists Respond to Nature
Galleries 251, 252, and 253, second floor

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