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Winona museum has gathered a surprising treasure trove of New York-centric art.
The board of Franconia Sculpture Park, near Taylors Falls, made the unusual disclosure in response to demands for the return of former CEO John Hock.
For decades, Minnesota lacked a museum dedicated to its African-American heritage. Two women finally changed that.
"Egypt's Sunken Cities" features multi-ton colossi, gold coins and other treasures recovered from the Mediterranean Sea.
From the architectural to the political, Walker Art Center surveys the unique space occupied by Minneapolis artist Siah Armajani.
‘Chinese-ness’ The latest project by Minneapolis photographer Wing Young Huie, who just won the 2018 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award, is part memoir and part…
Both the Walker and Mpls. Institute of Art have lost curators of color in recent months.
If food and animals leave you wanting for more, try these pieces at the Minnesota State Fair.
Colorful, populist and often surreal, the art of the Chicago Imagists finds a new Minneapolis home.
McKnight winner Wing Young Huie builds community, through his lens and in real life.
Using specimens from Bell Museum, Jeff Millikan speaks to the climate-change debate.
Franconia Sculpture Park is the place to encounter intrepid artists. Just don't call it a garden.
A far-out planetarium and a very woolly mammoth are just two of the museum's new attractions.
With a first-ever Walker program and Minnesota Orchestra concert, Twin Cities cultural institutions are making themselves more sensory-friendly.
The state's first auction house devoted to fine art may help keep treasures from leaving.
A new generation of art lovers explains the allure — and how you might get started.
The former dusk-to-dawn arts festival has been split into two (earlier) nights.
Lyndel King led building of the Frank Gehry-designed museum and the growth of U of M art program.
JXTA, as it's called, has helped 3,000 children and young adults through its training programs.
The funds will be used for a new building at W. Broadway and Emerson Avenue N., where two decrepit structures had to be demolished this spring.
At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, sculptures and other artworks are part of the growth plan.
Discover artists, enjoy being outdoors or just eat your way through an afternoon.
Residencies are a traditional way for artists to recharge. Now there's a short-term alternative for those who can't afford to take several months off.
I saw it with my own eyes: The children of “Hunger Games” met Swamp Thing and then joined forces with the twin girls from…
Prestigious fellowships go to mother-daughter dance team, multimedia artist.
Essma Imady's solo show at Minneapolis Institute of Art is a solemn meditation on the Syrian conflict's sad fallout.
Walker celebrates L.A. conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg with a sprawling 50-year retrospective.
The search for Olga Viso's successor offers the arts center a tantalizing opportunity.
You enter through darkness. The room is pitch-black, except for a single light on a single vase. For five minutes you and a small group of other visitors will sit in the dark, as if waiting for a play to begin.
Spend the weekend at the lake with the creative minds behind Art Shanty Projects.
The word "pastel" may call to mind middle-school art class, but the medium has made appearances throughout art history.
Legendary Minnesota artist Mike Lynch is celebrated in a retrospective opening Saturday.
It ranked among the museum's all-time top five exhibits for attendance, bringing in 111,000 visitors.
Investments boomed while attendance sagged during a rebuilding year.
Julie Buffalohead makes visual fables using animal characters from Native American stories.
Mpls. Institute of Art presents solo show by Jennifer Nevitt.
This holiday season, give the gift of art.
"The best of black life" in Minnesota comes alive in a book and show of photographs by the late Charles Chamblis.
"Adiós Utopia" is a portrait of Cuba's revolution as told by the artists who stayed.
There's more to selfies than meets the eye, especially among the millennial artists of "The Selfie Generation."
It's possible to explore – and even embrace – sculpture in the snow.
Artists reflect on the value of the Minneapolis center, facing a dire crisis.
New York-based, Mexico City-born painter Aliza Nisenbaum had never been in Minneapolis. But this summer it became her second home.
Light shows this month illuminate the history of St. Anthony Falls.
Minnesota artist's futuristic visions for "Star Wars" and other sci-fi projects land at MCAD.
Artist Edgar Heap of Birds incorporates local history for his solo exhibition at Bockley Gallery.
Artists in the Twin Cities are turning their private homes into public galleries.
It took 20 years, but Kraus finally finished a biography of Kathy Acker, the "punk poet" who inspired her.
History is writ large in "Eyewitness Views," a show of huge oil paintings that capture moments in time.
Organized by Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, the museum's curator of African art, "I Am Somali" draws its title from a poem of that name by Abdulkadir Hersi Siyad.
The prestigious Distinguished Artist Award goes to a St. Paulite dedicated to community work.
"Ekphrastic 2.0" is a five-week experiment taking shape on a white brick wall at SooVAC gallery in Minneapolis.
The artist's multicolored yarn design is a tribute to the ladies who serve lunch.
Operating like a cross between a bookmobile and a mini-art gallery, Minneapolis Art Lending Library sets up shop at city parks four times a year.
Minneapolis Institute of Art show brings beauty to sometimes gritty details of queer male life.
An exhibition at MCAD Gallery considers the role of guns in U.S. households, for children and adults alike.
Curators from across the U.S. share lessons learned from the "Scaffold" controversy.
It was dismantled and removed from Sculpture Garden.
On exhibit at N.Y.'s Whitney Museum, Henry Taylor's painting is both a sympathetic portrayal and a rallying cry.
Some are disputing claims of Cherokee heritage by international artist Jimmie Durham, whose retrospective opens in Minneapolis this week.
Wood will be stored while the Dakota organize a broader meeting with spiritual leaders.
Work is expected to take four days, although the concrete pad poured for the controversial Walker sculpture may remain longer.
Sculpture may not be burned after all, Olga Viso says in one of her first interviews since the controversy erupted.
"We were always hoping to bring awareness" through the work but realized it could only be viewed "through the lens of trauma," says Olga Viso.
Here's how to better understand the brouhaha over the "Scaffold" sculpture.
The decision, reached in agreement with the Dakota, also provokes questions and concerns, with some Minnesotans citing other moments in history when art was destroyed.
Dakota leaders will oversee the dismantling of the controversial sculpture "Scaffold," beginning Friday. The gallows-like work then will be burned in a ceremony in the Fort Snelling area.
Los Angeles-based artist Sam Durant issued a statement Monday expressing remorse for not reaching out to the Dakota community.
Olga Viso penned an open letter to a St. Paul American Indian newspaper about the piece, "Scaffold" (2012), which references the execution by hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862.
Artist Nathan Hylden makes mystery out of the mundane.
The sharp organizers of this weekend's "Up & Out: Coming Home" have created a beautiful space for queer and trans youth to share stories and artwork.
The Walker opens a show of smaller works by soon-to-be Sculpture Garden star Katharina Fritsch.
There's a contemporary art explosion happening at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Here are several pieces that you'll want to put on your radar.
The museum is focusing on more "artist-driven" programming as it brings its collection into the 21st century.
Eighty of artist/scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal's brain-y drawings are on display at the Weisman Art Museum as part of the traveling exhibition "The Beautiful Brain."
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