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Special Exhibitions in the Target Gallery complement the museum’s permanent collection with exciting and informative traveling shows, special engagements, and changing exhibitions. MIM is grateful to the Target Corporation for its generous contribution in making this gallery possible.
Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa offers a glimpse into the dramatic and lively masquerade traditions of Central Africa. See more than 150 stunning masks, instruments, and costumes, displayed together in their authentic performance contexts—exclusively at MIM.
The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon
Nov. 2018–Sep. 2019
Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum
Nov. 2017–May 2018
Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces
Nov. 2016–Sep. 2017
Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker
Beyond the Beat: Drums of the World
Nov. 2014–Oct. 2015
Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power
Oct. 2013–Apr. 2014
Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz
Nov. 2012–Apr. 2013
SANZA: African Thumb Pianos from the Collections of F. & F. Boulanger-Bouhière, the Royal Museum of Central Africa, and MIM
Feb. 2012–Oct. 2012
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
Nov. 2010–May 2011