Venice in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts celebrated its latest exhibit and the work of history’s greatest Venetian artists

Event: Bella Naughty, held February 5 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Cause: To celebrate the opening of the latest MIA exhibition, “Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.”

Best Dressed: The event embraced the theme of the Venetian Carnevale. Many guests wore masks.

Famous Faces: Present among the 1,200 attendees were Governor Mark Dayton and his sons, Eric and Andrew; John Leighton, director general of the National Galleries of Scotland; Kaywin Feldman, director and president of the MIA; and John Hanson, co-host of Twin Cities Live.

Going Forward: More than $440,000 was raised to support the exhibition, as well as the acquisition of a work by Titian for the permanent collection of the MIA.

Click on the photos to see names of those pictured.

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