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.


Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China:
Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum


Take a journey through 9,000 years of Chinese musical history with a spectacular collection of ancient musical and archaeological treasures on display for the first time in the United States. For details, click here.

Special Exhibition Admission
$7 with paid museum admission
$10 special exhibition only

In partnership with

Presenting sponsor

Supported by Liz Merchant, Hao and Michelle Wang Foundation, Angelo and Micheline Addona, Babette and Richard Burns, Joe and Elizabeth Chan, and Perry and Ann Sells



Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces
Nov. 2016–Sep. 2017

Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker
Jan.–Jun. 2016

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