May 18--May is Minnesota Museum Month with special events and offers at museums around the state.
Today, the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Weisman Art Center are teaming up to celebrate Art Museum Day, which coincides with International Museum Day.
At the Walker (1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; walkerart.org), gallery admission is free for the day, giving folks a prime chance to see the excellent "Hopper Drawing: A Painter's Process" exhibit along with "Album: Cinematheque Tangier," a project by Yto Barrada.
While admission at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis; artsmia.org) is already free, the museum will offer 10 percent off all store purchases and an additional 10 percent off for MIA members. Check out the MIA's "Finland: Designed Environments," a look at Finnish design from the past 15 years and "The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection," which has 98 handpainted miniature portraits of individual eyes from the late 18th- through early 19th-century England. It's also the final day of "Matisse: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art," which requires a ticket ($20-$12).
At the University of Minnesota'sWeisman Art Museum (333 E. River Road, Minneapolis; weisman.umn.edu) where admission is also always free, visitors will get 10 percent off shop purchases and have an opportunity to check out "Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined," which ends today, and "WAM@20: Paper," celebrating the 20th birthday of Frank Gehry-designed building. -- Amy Carlson Gustafson
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