Minn. arts groups share $877,500

  • Updated: November 29, 2012 - 9:27 AM
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Mixed Blood Theatre Company 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 -- out of $877,500 coming to the state -- 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, while Milkweed Editions and Coffee House Press each will get $65,000.

The Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul got $60,000 for a retrospective of Ojibwe artist George Morrison's work, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts got $40,000 to research an exhibit of Delacroix paintings that it is co-organizing with London's National Gallery.

The Minnesota Opera and the choral group VocalEssence each got $40,000.

KRISTIN TILLOTSON

SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF GRANTEES AT startribune.com/a1924
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