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July 14, 2019, Sunday - Family Day: Hearts of Our People at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Time: 11a - 5p

Location: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South

Family Day: Hearts of Our People

Join us for our free monthly event for families, kids, and the young at heart. This Family Day is inspired by "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" ( On the second Sunday of every month, the museum is filled with hands-on art activities, live music, dance performances, artist demonstrations, family tours and more — all inspired by Mia’s incredible collection.

Enjoy free My Mia access to "Hearts of Our People" during this event. Not a My Mia member? Join at any level – including free – to take advantage of this opportunity:, and reserve your exhibition tickets here:

Activity Schedule:

Art-making: Flower Magnets
11 AM – 4:30 PM
Decorate a magnet with floral patterns inspired by nature and the artworks by Metis artist Christi Belcourt and Ojibwe artist Natchez Beaulieu

Art-making: Mixed Media Weaving
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Weave a creation of your own using materials like raffia, yarn, and ribbons

Gallery Hunt: Native Women Artists
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Find out more about the native women artists who have been making incredible and diverse artworks throughout time.

Artist-Demonstration: First Gift Moccasin Making Demo
11 AM – 3 PM
Observe and learn from the volunteers making moccasins for The First Gift, a program organized by the American Indian community and Children's Minnesota where volunteers make moccasins for Native newborns in the Special Care Nursery and NICU at Children’s Hospital.

Artist Demonstration: Kelly Church
1 PM–4 PM
Meet artist Kelly Church whose beautiful baskets are featured in the Hearts of Our People exhibit. She will share everything from how she gathers her weaving material to how she weaves her baskets.

Performances: Yellowhouse Dancers
Noon, 1:30 PM, 3 PM
Marvel at performances of various native dance styles from world championship-class Yellowhouse Dancers

Film: Molly of Denali
Noon, 2 PM, 4 PM
Get the first exclusive view of the new PBS KIDS show “Molly of Denali” featuring Molly, an Alaskan Native girl, her dog Suki, and friends Tooey and Trini on their adventures in Alaska.

Workshop: Ojibwe Language and Culture
1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM
Join Andrea Fairbanks to learn about Ojibwe language and culture with interactive activities in the galleries

Preschool Tour: Patterns
11:30AM & 12:30PM
Go on a guided tour specially designed for little ones.

Tour: Women In Art
2 PM & 3:30 PM
Discover diverse and beautiful art made by women in Mia’s galleries, on a guided tour.

Mia Family Day Major Sponsor: Bank of America

"Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" is presented by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.