Minneapolis Institute of Art has highest attendance in 101-years

StarTribune | Mary Abbe:

The Minneapolis Institute of Art wrapped up its centennial year with its highest attendance ever, 760,000 people in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The record continues a four-year run during which visitor numbers grew from 680,000 in fiscal 2013. Calculations of other key numbers, notably the institution’s budget, endowment and membership, aren’t finished, museum director Kaywin Feldman said Thursday. Those stats are expected later in July or early August… Read more

Image: In celebration of the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s 100th birthday year, curators searched for a monumental outdoor sculpture that would reference the museum’s historic art collections and be a new masterpiece for the community. Eros is sure to become an icon for the museum and Minneapolis. Here, Dylan Thomas, takes a picture outside the main entrance. ] Brian.Peterson@startribune.com Minneapolis, MN – 4/28/2015 ORG XMIT: MIN1504281051001398