Minneapolis art museum prepares for 100th birthday

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527-July 11, 1593), 'Fire,' oil on wood, 1566, Kunsthistorisches, Museum Vienna, Austria. The painting will be part of the Hapsburgs exhibit. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527-July 11, 1593), ‘Fire,’ oil on wood, 1566, Kunsthistorisches, Museum Vienna, Austria. The painting will be part of the Hapsburgs exhibit. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year.

The museum will launch its birthday celebrations with a luncheon Wednesday.

The MIA plans several birthday year projects, including “The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty,” which will bring many masterworks amassed by one of the longest-reigning European dynasties to the U.S. for the first time.

Also planned are “Delacroix,” organized by the MIA and traveling to the National Gallery of London, an exhibit exploring the artist’s influence and legacy, and an exhibit on a Leonardo da Vinci document dedicated to the study of water.

There also will be “Myopia,” a retrospective of the work of Devo lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh.

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527-July 11, 1593), 'Fire,' oil on wood, 1566, Kunsthistorisches, Museum Vienna, Austria. The painting will be part of the Hapsburgs exhibit. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527-July 11, 1593), ‘Fire,’ oil on wood, 1566, Kunsthistorisches, Museum Vienna, Austria. The painting will be part of the Hapsburgs exhibit. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.