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What was life like in Scandinavia before the rise of the Vikings 1,300 years ago? This show at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis offers a dazzling peek.
If your head is spinning at the very thought of Art-A-Whirl, do not worry. You are not alone. Make a weekend out of discovering oddities,…
Over a century ago, Twin Cities dressmakers took their cues from Europe, as a new exhibit shows.
His studio in rural Stillwater was once part of the tour.
In 1981, he was named one of the 12 greatest potters in the world. His work is featured in museums collections worldwide and is especially loved in Japan.
At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, outdoor sculptures get an extra-careful scrub.
Feel like you've already done the local museum circuit? Here are 10 Twin Cities museums offering something completely different.
New curator of Asian art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art has big plans for his first year.
St. Paul theater will install giant mural-like sculptures to honor the late Grant Hart.
Step one: Take Turkish lessons. Step two: Watch several episodes of "Ezel" on Netflix — without subtitles. Step three: Download (and use) the Freeletics Bodyweight app for interval training.
Prints in a tiny but fascinating exhibition offer a revealing glimpse of his artistic process.
No selfies were harmed in the making of this exhibition. In “The Body Electric,” opening Saturday at Walker Art Center, nearly 50 artists or…
Unraveling one of the mysteries of museums: What kind of art do they collect — or get rid of?
A St. Paul artist used mass-produced materials for a trio of installations packed with rich Hmong-American narratives.
His show opens Friday at Weinstein Hammons Gallery in Minneapolis.
"Black Identities" aims to start a dialogue about how we view art, and the artists themselves.
At 63, Jim Denomie is finally hitting his stride, making paintings packed with color, humor and a potent dose of righteous fury.
Two exhibits for Black History Month and one for the sake of still images.
Wartime memories take on a life of their own in an hourlong film at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
German sponsors are behind an unusual pop-up gallery in downtown Minneapolis.
John Hock's previous job ended in August over "inappropriate conduct."
Two intricate new video installations by British artist Elizabeth Price have arrived at Walker Art Center, but if you aren’t paying attention you won’t find…
1. “Anthropocene”: Edward Burtynsky’s large-scale aerial photographs, showing the tangible and devastating impact of man on the environment, made for a breathtaking exhibition at…
Executive director Kristin Makholm has spent the last decade reviving the once-homeless museum.
Minneapolis art center hopes refinancing will allow it to regain ownership of the building.
Its reopening helped extend streak of balanced budgets.
Once in danger of failing, it has new leadership and an ambitious exhibition program.
"White walls equal modern art," says one museum designer. But some Twin Cities art spaces are challenging the norm.
"Nimbus," a massive halo-like steel sculpture, will be the crowning touch of the remake of Nicollet Mall.
Buried under the sea for centuries, precious artifacts resurface at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Take a weekend field trip to explore public work by the artist behind the Sculpture Garden walking bridge.
Mario García Torres asks: How can an action be turned into art?
Photo show documents our impact on the Earth and "the loss of nature."
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.