Published: April 10, 2001
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – A new exhibition opening April 6 at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will launch visitors on an art odyssey across time and cultures to the far corners of the earth. “A World of Art: Gifts for the New Millennium” celebrates the generosity and foresight of private and corporate donors who have presented works of art to the museum or contributed to funds used in purchasing objects for the museum – more than 12.000 over the past years.
Of that number, more than 200 works of art, representing all eight of the Institute’s curatorial departments, will be featured in this exhibition. They embody remarkable depth and breadth and establish a high level of quality for the Institute’s future. “A World of Art” can be seen through May 20 in the museum’s Target Gallery. Admission is free.
In selecting objects for display in “A World of Art,” museum curators drew from an array of textiles, paintings, prints and drawings, photography, sculpture, metalwork, glass, ceramics, and furniture acquired over the past ten years. In addition, the curators were privileged to select from more than sixty contemporary works of art that are recent gifts from Target Corporation’s collection; 475 objects from the Norwest Modernism Collection, donated by Norwest Bank, Minnesota, n 1998, and the ongoing gifts of Chinese art from Ruth and Bruce Dayton.
Throughout the museum, recently acquired objects, not featured in the exhibition, have been marked with a special label, allowing visitors to identify other new additions t the collection.
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