Minneapolis Institute of Art

Collection size: 93,000.

Strengths: Japanese and Chinese art; European paintings; silver.

Weaknesses: Work from Southeast and South Asia; American paintings.

Most popular: Van Gogh's "Olive Trees."

Walker Art Center

Collection size: 11,500-plus.

Strengths: American minimalism, emerging artists.

Weaknesses: 1980s paintings.

Most popular: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's "Spoonbridge and Cherry."

Weisman Art Museum

Collection size: 25,000.

Strengths: Ceramics, 20th-century Modernist paintings, Korean furniture.

Weaknesses: Early-20th-century regional artists.

Most popular: Georgia O'Keeffe's "Oriental Poppies."

Minnesota Museum of American Art

Collection size: 5,000-plus.

Strengths: Art from Minnesota and the Midwest.

Weaknesses: 19th-century art.

Most popular: George Morrison collection.