Located south of downtown, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is located next to the Minneapolis International Hostel. Getting there from downtown, you would have to get on the #17 or #18 bus near the Government Plaza Light Rail stop. Get off at 24th Street, and walk a couple blocks to the left, until you see the museum building.
Admission is free, as this museum does have an art collection from around the world, from different time periods. That would include Asia, Africa, Europe, and of course, the Americas. There is even a more locally focused sections on Minnesota artists, which are worth a look. Also worth checking out, is the Prairie School, which I think, is Midwestern art. And even some that is really unusual, like one on the culinary thought process.
There are some ancient art on display, but not as extensive as some of the others that I have been to. And only 1 Egyptian coffin, and that's it! For someone who likes Egyptian artifacts, that can be really disappointing.
The museum is open late on Thursdays and Fridays, so definitely worth considering if needing to do something at night. And while it can be a nice option when the weather is not nice outside, getting there can be an issue, being out of the way from everything else. Not sure if I would try to visit this place during a Minnesota winter.
A good place to visit and spend time in, but if you are not into this kind of thing, then maybe not really worth going out of your way to visit this place.
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