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Third Thursday: Fashion Night

  • Minneapolis Institute of Art 2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

Celebrate the opening of Mia’s latest exhibition, “The Art of High Style: Minnesota Couture 1880–1914” (, with a free night of fashionable fun! Enjoy a “Then & Now Fashion Show,” live DJ set by DJ AriAtari, and cash bar. Take a fashion-themed tour of Mia’s collection, Create your own custom art wig with multidisciplinary artist Kristi Ternes, Learn basic mending and hand stitching techniques led by fashion designer, Katherine Sieve of Winsome Goods, and Join Jonathan Herrera Soto (Upcoming MAEP fellow) and Donald Thomas (Million Artists Movement) to learn about their processes, practices, and even try some of their techniques for yourself.

This exhibition showcases Minnesota’s little-known historic couture fashion industry and highlights the female artisans who led it. It features never before displayed historic dress from the Minnesota Historical Society.

The “Then & Now Fashion Show” is inspired by styles and trends spanning across the century, showcasing how Minnesota fashion designers continue to reinvent and redefine the art of making clothes. This live fashion show with local boutique thefittingroommpls, highlights the looks of creative and inspiring designers who are leading Minnesota’s fashion of today. Enjoy spotlights from Alma Mia, Joeleen Torvick, Karen Morris Millinery, Strey Design Handbags, Tessa Louise and Vikse Designs and more.

Event Host: Ameriprise Financial

On the third Thursday of every month, join us to experience Mia’s diverse art collection with unique programs, drinks, and live music. Third Thursday events are FREE and open to the public.

Earlier Event: April 3
Vujaday Music Festival
Later Event: May 16
Soul Sing