Minneapolis Institute of Art

U.S.A. / up to 27,700 ~ images available

Minneapolis Institute of Art’s collection holds outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures.

Prints and drawings section consists of works by such authors as Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, Peter Behrens, Albrecht Dürer, Honoré Daumier, Jules David, Winslow Homer, William Blake, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Rembrandt and many others.
Engravings, drawings, paintings, posters and graphics from the 16th to the 20th century are available.

You can find Native American life scenes, botanics, ancient world maps, religious themes, portraits, landscapes, book illustrations and comical drawings.

Prints (7,062)
Textiles (3,434)
Paintings (2,082)

How to find images?

Go to https://collections.artsmia.org/. Here you can see collection items organised into groups.


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Some themes by the provider:
Chinese, South and Southeast Asian Art (6,275)
Prints and Drawings (5,647)
Japanese and Korean Art (5,245)
Decorative Arts, Textiles and Sculpture (3,676)
Art of Africa and the Americas (3,237)


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Is the digital scan under an open licence?

Not all digital scans in this collection are under an open licence. Open licence is applied only to those digital scans where the original work is believed to be in the public domain in the U.S. Where digital scan is under an open licence, it is available to be downloaded in high resolution.

How to find them?

Use a filter:

First, narrow down results:

1. Enter into search field: rights_type:”Public Domain”
2. In search results click on Advanced Search and a filter will open
3. Click on Image > Available 


Check images individually:

1. Go to the image page
2. Scroll down to see section ‘Rights’ – see if it says ‘Public domain’

More information by the provider:
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Is the original work in the public domain?

Not all original works in this collection, which are under an open licence and available to download in high resolution, are in the public domain in the European countries. 

This is because Minneapolis Institute of Art is in the U.S. and guided by the copyright law of the U.S. It applies open licence to digital scans where original works are believed to be in the public domain in the U.S

How to find images which you can reuse in most of the European countries? 

There is no filter to find images by date of creation/publishing. 

You need to check each image individually:

1. Go to the image page and see section ‘Artists life’
2. Identify all the authors and contributors
3. Find the death date of the last living author (dates are available)
If the last living author has passed away more than 70 years ago, most likely, his/her works are in the public domain in most of the European countries. 


However, if you intend to use images for commercial purposes you might want to do additional checks to assess any risk. 

Please note, it is always your personal responsibility to make sure the original work is out of copyright in all countries where you distribute your new creative works. The supplier of the digital scan cannot guarantee this. 

How to continue searching?

Go to the main page with all collection items (see section ‘How to find images?’). 

Go to the ‘Advanced’ section. Default filters: 

  • sort by
  • on view/not on view
  • image available or not
  • department 

Additionally, you can add filters: 

  • artist
  • country
  • room
  • rights
  • title
  • style
  • medium
  • gist
  • tags
  • classification
How to view search results?

How to continue browsing?

You can continue browsing within the image page. Expand various sections to continue exploration on similar items.

How to view an image?

Go to the image page. Here you can expand it, zoom in/out, print and share.

How to view image metadata?

Go to the image page. Here you will see:

  • title
  • date
  • artist
  • nationality
  • credit line
  • medium

Some images have ‘About the image’ section with additional information.

How to download?

1. Go to the image page.
Click on the ‘Download’ icon.
3. A new window will open with a full image.

How to attribute?

Artist name, Title, Date. Minneapolis Institute of Art. Open licence (e.g. CC0 ) + a link

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Attribution guidelines are based on goodwill. They are not legally binding, but they are a secret way how to:
– Say ‘thank you’ to the most friendly for creators museums, archives and libraries.
– Encourage the release of new open collections for creativity.
– Inform and equip your fellow creators with new powers.

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