The MIA’s Artist in Residence program (AIR) is designed to enhance and enliven the museum’s encyclopedic holdings of contemporary and historical art, resulting in projects that recontextualize or reinterpret art in the collection.

Resident artists create site-specific works, collaborate on projects with the community, and mine the museum’s collections to create installations that juxtapose artworks from a range of historical periods and aesthetic traditions.

Bringing their individual experiences and perspectives to the museum, AIR creative thinkers and makers provide the community with a fresh perspective on the meaning and power of art.