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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (or Mia, as it is styled now) announced today that Robert Cozzolino will be the museum’s new Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings. He is expected to begin his position at the Minnesota museum on March 1, 2016.

Cozzolino comes from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In his eleven-year tenure at the Philadelphia museum, where he is currently a senior curator and the Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Modern Art, Cozzolino established himself as an expert in American painting.

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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is lopping a letter off of its name in a change made after working with a brand consulting firm.

The museum announced Thursday that it’s dropping the S at the end of its name, and will now be known as the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) photo curator David Little is decamping from Minnesota to Massachusetts where he will become the Director and Chief Curator of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College starting August 31.

In his seven year tenure at the MIA, Little organized more than 20 exhibitions including “The Sports Show,” a pioneering 2012 examination of the history of sports photography.

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With his dark eyes and wavy bronze hair, a monumental head of “Eros,” the Greek god of love, is destined to be a signature attraction at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where it was temporarily installed this week.

The museum is asking the public to help pay for the $1 million sculpture by Polish-born Igor Mitoraj in celebration of the museum’s 100th birthday this year.

It has already raised more than $300,000 and is hoping to raise the rest in contributions of any size — including pennies from kids. There will be donation boxes in the museum, a dedicated website, cellphone links and special events during a gala weekend June 26-28.

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A self-portrait by Van Dyck that was dismissed a decade ago as a copy is now hanging in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, as an original work. The painting, which has been authenticated by experts, was quietly put on display in February, having been lent by a US collector based on the West Coast.

An unpublished paper on the self-portrait, prepared for the owner, dates the work to around 1629 and states that the attribution is accepted by four key experts: Susan Barnes, a co-author of the 2004 Van Dyck catalogue raisonné, Christopher Brown, the former director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, David Jaffé, a former senior curator at the National Gallery in London, and Malcolm Rogers, the outgoing director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Museums do not usually like surprises, but the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) is planning an entire year’s worth of them. In honor of its centennial, the MIA is unveiling a series of high-profile international loans and public art projects without warning. The first birthday surprise, unveiled today, is "Woman Reading a Letter," around 1663, by Johannes Vermeer, which is on loan from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam until April 19.

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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts kicks off its centennial year this morning with an announcement of a major long-term loan of modernist painting.

The 400 paintings, drawings and prints collected by the late Myron Kunin, founder of the Regis Corporation, is believed to be one of the foremost collections of modernist painting in private hands.

"It's a rather important way to kick off the anniversary year," said MIA curator of painting Patrick Noon.

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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has received an $8 million donation to endow the position of the museum's director and president.

The gift from the Duncan and Nivin MacMillan Foundation was given in honor of the museum's 100th anniversary in 2015. Kaywin Feldman has led the museum since 2008 and will be the first person to hold the newly endowed position.

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While the Minneapolis Institute of Arts might not be the first place you'd expect to get your style fix, that may change with the opening of its exhibit devoted to Italian fashion.

"Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945" is a look at how Italy grew to be a fashion powerhouse, tracing its path starting at the end of World War II to the present. With a story told through 100 ensembles and accessories, with works from major fashion houses including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Valentino, Armani, Fendi, Pucci, Missoni and Dolce & Gabbana, "Italian Style" is a history lesson with stunning looks and a dash of Hollywood glamour.

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In the world of art with paintings by Monet and Rembrandt, and sculpture by Michelangelo and Rodin, drawings sometimes play second fiddle.

Grand Rapids Art Museum hopes to show that's not really the case with a major exhibition of works on paper from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Drawings, watercolors and pastels from artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh and Jasper Johns go on display this fall in the exhibition titled "Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts."

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