Winterlights at the Purcell-Cutts House

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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts succeeds again in providing festivities for visitors. In addition to decorating the museum’s period rooms for the holidays, the MIA decorated the Purcell Cutts house in trimmings in the period style from when the house was built in1913. Built by William Purcell and George Elmslie, the Prairie School house is located in Minneapolis. The MIA is hosting tours every Saturday and Sunday, now through January 1st. Tickets are free to MIA members and children under 12, $5 for adults and $4 for students. More information on how to purchase tickets and tour times can be found on the Winterlights Tour Page.



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MIA’s Chairevolution! and Design and Antiques Fair

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When we think of a work of art, our brains tend to go towards paintings and sculptures.  Now look down on what you are sitting on.  Would you call it a work of art?  Someone had to be creative and think up the design of your chair.

This Thursday, September 16th, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is curating Chairevolution!  300 Years of Designing the Chair.  The exhibit examines the history of chair design using examples from the museum’s permanent collection of chairs.  By displaying the development of chairs over time, the exhibit showcases the chair’s evolution of function and aesthetics.

Find out more after the jump.

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