Tagged Minneapolis Institute of Art

Join Twin Cities Geek for Nerd Thursday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art!

On the third Thursday of every month, the Minneapolis Institute of Art stays up late and throws a free party with fun activities, live music, drinks, and free access to its current special exhibition. On May 17, for the second year in a row, Twin Cities Geek is helping make that event as nerdy as possible as part of Nerd Thursday! At this event, you can: Challenge yourself with our trivia to prove your nerd prowess—you may just win...

The Minneapolis Institute of Art Gets the Puzzle-Room Treatment with a New App

Augmented reality and puzzle rooms aren’t necessarily the first things that come to mind when thinking about art museums, but a new program being designed for the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) aims to change that. Thanks to the work of University of Minnesota technology architect Colin McFadden and digital preservation specialist Samantha Porter, with the help of a $50,000 3M Art and Technology Award, Mia will soon become one giant puzzle experience that visitors can play for free....

Art in Bloom Brings the Spring at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

If you thought princesses could only teach you how to tend royal gardens in fairy tales, you’d be wrong. Along with its many botanical highlights, the Minneapolis Institute of Art will host guest speaker Princess Giorgiana Corsini of Italy and other guest lecturers for this year’s installment of the annual Art in Bloom celebration April 27 through 30, 2017. “As we are in our 34th year, many people regard this as an annual rite of spring—fresh flowers and timeless art,”...

Nerd Out with Twin Cities Geek at the Minneapolis Institute of Art!

On the third Thursday of every month, the Minneapolis Institute of Art keeps its doors open late for a totally free party with music, activities, and access to special exhibitions. On April 20, the theme is Nerd Thursday, and we’ll be there to help keep things nerdy! Test your luck and your knowledge with Nerd Thursday bingo and trivia by Twin Cities Geek (that’s us!) Do some Crimson Peak yoga with YogaQuest in honor of the Guillermo del Toro...

Books Meet Baking at the Edible Book Festival

The Edible Book Festival is an international event combining literary love and baking skill. Hubs all over the world are welcome to participate as long as they follow three rules: The event must be on April 1 or close to it. The reason for this is that it is the birthday of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a French gastronome who wrote a book centered on food. The baked item must be book-related, even if it doesn’t replicate the book itself. It could...

We’re Giving Your Another Chance to Win Tickets to At Home with Monsters!

Not a winner in our giveaway last week for a pair of tickets to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters at the Minneapolis Institute of Art? Never fear—there’s more where that came from! Just like Twin Cities Geek on Facebook leave a comment on our Facebook giveaway post by 7:00 p.m. Central on Sunday, February 26, telling us what you’re most excited to see in the exhibit. We’ll choose not 1 but 4 random winners who will each...

Win FREE Tickets to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters at the Minneapolis Institute of Art!

When it was first announced that the Minneapolis Institute of Art was helping organize an exhibit around the work of the man who directed The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and other beloved fantasy and horror films, the Internet exploded a bit. Now Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters is finally here, and we’re giving you the chance for you and a friend to see it for free! Taking inspiration from Guillermo del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, this unique exhibition...

A Guide to Surviving (And Enjoying) Modern Art Museums

Most of us have visited an art museum at one time or another in our lives. Perhaps it was as children during a school field trip or when we have guests visiting from out of state. But as adults, most people rarely visit them for their own enjoyment without some outside compulsion. There are so many reasons for this—perhaps it’s because: Modern art is not as easy as realistic art to understand; it takes a little bit of effort. The...
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