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Minneapolis Institute of Art opens a provocative exhibition.
As he nears 90, the celebrated artist continues to be fascinated by symbols "the mind already knows."
The veteran artist gets a grand retrospective at Weisman, Mia.
A new art history book — and a Minneapolis gallery exhibition — try to redeem the often-maligned color.
A giant exhibition at the U of M explores the malleable medium.
Show weaves his work with that of an artist he influenced.
As the Art Shanty Projects return to icy Lake Harriet, we went behind the scenes with one of the creative teams.
A Minnesota small-town gem, Jaques Art Center celebrates 25 years with giant show on the great Minnesota wildlife painter Francis Lee Jaques.
At Twin Cities museums, art speaks more than one language.
It features more than 100 youth-focused photographs from the past century.
Now that 2020 is here, everything starts anew. But a few killer art exhibitions are lingering into the next decade for just a few more…
Show at SooVAC rejects the term "Middle East" in favor of a more inclusive look at the region.
Mario Montalvo was busy texting away at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Behind him, rabbits, faces and pots made of ceramics loomed. “Sometimes airports can be…
Minnesota History Center creates a dedicated space to highlight Dakota and Ojibwe life, then and now.
Shopping for the holidays can be an overwhelming ordeal if you don’t know where to go. There are more than 100,000 artists residing in…
Fiscal 2019 saw the hiring of a new director.
Ho-ho-haunted basement? Your yuletide just got spookier.
No desire to go shopping? Check out these three shows.
Personal ties abound in the American Swedish Institute's holiday display.
Assembled over 60 years, the exquisite art collection of Erwin and Miriam Kelen has a new home at the Walker.
Cara Romero blends a sense of humanity with the supernatural.
A summer solstice festival, a camp for kids and a wider diversity of artists are all on Porcella's agenda.
Rochester Art Center hosts the yearly Minnesota showcase.
Noted artist Coco Fusco is the subject of a show at St. Olaf.
Mark Meister, who launched the Children's Museum, has ambitious plans for the Museum of Russian Art.
Indigenous Lotus offers yoga classes at venues such as the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis and sells Native American-designed yoga clothing.
"Transference," an exhibit at Highpoint Center, reflects on a land whose very name is about the idea of reflection.
As the new chief curator, Henriette Huldisch has been tasked with thinking "about how art matters."
A massive exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art reflects on the war from various perspectives.
An Alaskan artist's new exhibit critiques the American dream.
The decision came after worsening finances resulted in the sale of the company's flagship space near the downtown Minneapolis riverfront.
A homegrown project at Minneapolis Institute of Art has spread nationwide — and beyond — as museums confront their colonial past.
"Queer Forms" is a sweeping exhibit.
With a sprinkle of "Theaster dust," a Chicago artist finds deeper meanings in discarded objects at the Walker.
15 mural artists from around the globe transform St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone.
He's the first Native American to win the $50K McKnight Award.
This year brought less overtly political work, more depictions of women, fewer animals and a lot of imagery of American Indians.
Once-taboo images by a Minnesota-born photographer reveal lesbian lives in the 1970s.
Twin Cities photographer R.J. Kern showcases pairs of prizewinners from last year's Minnesota State Fair.
Macalester alum Laura Wertheim Joseph brings broad arts experience to Minnesota Museum of American Art.
He died last month in New Mexico after a battle with a rare bone cancer. "The irony of that diagnosis was not lost on him," a friend said.
More than 100 Native female artists from across the U.S. and Canada came together for the groundbreaking exhibition “Hearts of Our People,” the first…
Mill City exhibit showcases work of black groundbreakers Cap Wigington, Casiville Bullard and William Hazel.
The Minneapolis homeless camp inspired a photographer to get off Instagram and onto the street.
Two exhibits show the unique worldview of Brad Kahlhamer.
New works in Sculpture Garden bring historical figures back into the light
A neighborhood park is rising from the rubble of the Juxtaposition Arts building.
Rondo and Franklin Av. share the focus of a fest devoted to renewal.
Chicago photographer makes "Outcry."
Review: Groundbreaking exhibit showcases once-anonymous American Indian artists.
A sampling of the Native women whose art is the focus of the new exhibit "Hearts of Our People."
FD13, an artist-residency program, connects local creatives to the world through performance.
After a decade of work, a Minnesota painter puts the final touches on a memorial to the state's veterans.
New studio program is the brainchild of Leslie Barlow.
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."