Jack Reuler, director of Mixed Blood Theatre, is all smiles -- and should be, having just acquired a $100,000 NEA grant.  Photo by Tom Wallace.

Mixed Blood Theatre Co. is top dog among 28 Minnesota arts organizations awarded 2013 grants from the National Endowment of the Arts. The small Minneapolis-based theater company will get $100,000 of the $877,500 coming to the state, and will use the grant to develop two new plays and send two commissioned works on tour.

Other top winners are three independent publishers located in the Twin Cities. Graywolf Press will receive $90,000, and Milkweed Editions and Coffee House Press will each get $65,000. The Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul got $60,000 for a retrospective of Naitve American artist George Morrison's work, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts got $40,000 to research its upcoming Delacroix exhibit.

See the complete list of grantees here: http://www.startribune.com/a1924

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