Metropolitan Picture Framing is a family owned Minnesota manufacturer of contemporary museum quality wood moulding and frames for the fine art community.
Metropolitan Picture Framing began as a custom picture frame store in 1960’s. In the 1970’s the family closed the original store and opened a DIY retail framing store called FRAMEYOURSELF. The company eventually grew to five stores located in the Minneapolis suburbs. In the 1990’s the retail market became saturated and it became clear that if the business was going to survive the company needed to change direction. After assessing the company’s strengths and the needs in the marketplace, the decision was made to focus on making moulding and frames for the contemporary fine art market. The business has grown from one retail store in Minneapolis to now selling to museums, artists, photographers, galleries, and picture framers in all fifty states. Metropolitan frames have been exhibited around the world and we are proud to say they are all made in Minnesota.
STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT
Our Minnesota production facility continues to invest in high production manufacturing equipment so you can be assured you are getting the finest American made hardwood frames and moulding available today. Our in house manufacturing assures you we never have a back order and we ship on time. The lumber we use is from renewable forests in the US and Canada and in most cases FSC Certified.
Our specialty is making a line of museum quality gallery frames for fine art on paper, photographs, and paintings on canvas and panels.
GALLERY FRAMES FOR ART ON PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHS
As a manufacturer we can offer you a selection of woods, finishes, and profiles in different depths, & widths to accommodate different framing presentations.
FLOATING FRAMES FOR PAINTINGS ON CANVAS AND PANELS
We have designed a line of floating frames to accommodate 3 different depths in different widths, woods, and finishes to give you a wide selection of options to ensure your paintings have museum quality frames.