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Art-book picks include "Florence: The Paintings and Frescoes" and The Art of Wonder: Inspiration, Creativity and the Minneapolis Institute of Art."
In a smart new Walker Art Center show, Andrea Büttner muses on art, science, religion and life in general.
Minnesota Marine Art Museum spends a record $5.9 million on a colorful 19th century American painting.
The late Bruce Dayton may have made his mark as a businessman, but art was closest to his heart.
Bruce Dayton, the father of Gov. Mark Dayton, was the bookish, numbers-oriented analyst among the five Dayton brothers who built a retail empire.
Minneapolis artist is ready to start project at Hennepin and 10th.
These days the word “hippie” has a stale vibe. Forget that faded aura and take in “Hippie Modernism,” a fresh show of fascinating stuff — posters, furniture, films, installations, even an indoor garden of citrus trees — opening this weekend at Walker Art Center.
Was 19th-century painter Delacroix the forefather of modernism? So argues a Minneapolis Institute of Art show with a host of masterpieces.
“Faces of War: Russia in World War I (1914-1918),” a timely, albeit somber new exhibit at the Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) in south Minneapolis, is the museum’s first truly multimedia show.
When it opens in 2016, U.S. Bank Stadium will feature about 500 artworks including roughly 200 commissioned paintings, sculptures, digital and installation pieces.
Minneapolis Institute of Art showcases hundreds of masterworks from the multimillion-dollar Burke and Wells collections.
Walker Art Center celebrates the painter’s 50-year career in a show opening Sunday.
▲ ‘Delacroix’s Influence: The Rise of Modern Art From Cézanne to Van Gogh’The most influential French artist of the Romantic era, Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) introduced…
Responding to concern about recent staff departures, leaders of the Minneapolis art center outline their ambitions.
As the Minneapolis gallery prepares for its 25th anniversary this fall, its director is drawing in fresh collaborators.
Design curator Andrew Blauvelt is seventh senior staffer to leave in 18 months.
IFP Minnesota opens its cozy new digs in a revitalized St. Paul building that once housed a mattress company.
Minneapolis Institute of Art caps centennial surprises with famed ‘Irises’
Minneapolis Institute of Art curator Eike Schmidt will be the first foreigner to lead Italy's famous Uffizi Gallery.
Minneapolis’ Uptown, Powderhorn and Loring Park neighborhoods host art fairs this weekend.
Only the “Spoonbridge” and a few other works of art will remain during the project, which is expected to dramatically transform Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden as a gateway to downtown.
On a sweaty afternoon this week, Kansas artist Stan Herd channeled the spirit of Vincent Van Gogh as he dug a shallow furrow in the loam of an Eagan field.
The museum set an all-time attendance record of more than 750,000 visitors in the last fiscal year.
Exhibit with rare Leonardo da Vinci notebook links this Renaissance man’s methods to his 21st-century progeny.
Summer sizzles this year at local art galleries. Often a slow season when galleries dust off old stock and settle in for a sales siesta, summer is seldom as dynamic as this month.
Fashion sashays off the runway and into galleries like the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.
In its fifth year, Northern Spark brings a dusk-to-dawn celebration of art and fun to Minneapolis.
This weekend four Twin Cities venues are showcasing an unusually large roster of local artists in fields ranging from poster design and furniture restoration to such stalwart formats as painting, sculpture and maybe even a bit of graffiti-on-canvas.
Bigger than ever, the 8th annual event is expected to draw thousands of cyclists to Fulton Brewing in Minneapolis.
The rock legends checked out vintage furniture after a bookstore visit by the Stones frontman.
Former Dayton Hudson charity leader Ben Cameron is taking over the St. Paul foundation.
Photos of 180 of the St. Paul neighborhood’s artists are on display through September.
Once a star at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the 2,500-year-old vase was part of a treasure trove returned on Tuesday.
Ebony’s style influence is celebrated in “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” a show featuring 40 stunning garments by top-name international designers, at the Minnesota History Center.
An out-of-state buyer bid $750,000 for house once valued at $4.5 million.
Raphael’s “small but mighty” painting of Mary and Jesus, on loan as a 100th birthday treat, drew gasps at its unveiling.
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky explores troubling water issues in stunningly beautiful photos at Weinstein Gallery.
It took five years, hundreds of people and millions of dollars to pull off Walker Art Center's new exhibit “International Pop” — providing an object lesson in how museums work.
As the Minneapolis Institute of Arts unveils a $1 million "Eros" sculpture by Polish-born Igor Mitoraj in celebration of the museum’s 100th birthday this year, it's asking the public to help pay for it.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts unveils a massive sculpture — and a fundraising plan to pay for it.
As he prepares to open the New York museum’s riverfront home, director Adam Weinberg talks about his Minnesota roots.
A muddled show samples a century of photography from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts collection.
Most of the Bell’s famed scenes will find a new home on the St. Paul campus.
Positioning itself as a neighborhood green space and cultural gateway, Walker Art Center will add a new glass-walled entrance pavilion, groves of trees and acres of new grass.
Walker Art Center takes a global view of an American favorite in “International Pop,” opening this weekend.
The Walker takes a global view of an American favorite in “International Pop,” opening this weekend.
The Minneapolis arts center plans a new entrance pavilion.
As gardens grow, the elegant one in downtown St. Paul came on fast. Two artists grow a conceptual garden in the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
After decades in D.C., the famous 1851 painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” leaves the White House for a new home.
At a time when tech-heavy techniques are ubiquitous, it’s refreshing to encounter shows at three Minneapolis galleries featuring terrific work in such old-fashioned made-by-hand media…
Mary Griggs Burke’s bequest will elevate its Japanese collection into the top tier of U.S. museums.
Mary Griggs Burke’s bequest will elevate its Japanese collection into the top tier of U.S. museums. It includes 700 pieces of rare Japanese and Korean art, spanning 5,000 years, along with a $12.5 million endowment.
In prints, drawings and photos, artists depict murder or its aftermath in a don’t-miss exhibit.
In prints, drawings and photos, artists depict murder or its aftermath in a don’t-miss exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
St. Paul artist Julie Buffalohead fuses American Indian motifs and beautifully drawn animal images in a new show at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.
Come spring the Winton guesthouse will be on the road again. And for $1 million or so, it could roll up your driveway.
Trips through the heartland yield a “Songbook” of new photographs, and a smashing show at Weinstein Gallery.
The career of Minnesota artist George Morrison is celebrated in a major retrospective at the History Center in St. Paul.
Dreamy works by Katia Andreeva and Konstantin Berkovski are featured at the Museum of Russian Art.
A fairy-tale treasury of Austrian art debuts at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in “The Habsburgs.”
The state had halted accepting the returns Thursday night after some taxpayers received a message saying their return had already been filed.
A dozen adults and juveniles were detained in downtown St. Paul on Saturday after residents of a condominium building reported being harassed by a group…
“75 Gifts for 75 Years” is a capstone moment for Walker Art Center, which celebrates this weekend.
The one-night event, which attracted more than 11,000 fans last year has outgrown the grassy hillside next to the Walker Arts Center. It's new home will be the $63 million CHS Field, which is scheduled to open in May near the Farmers’ Market in St. Paul’s Lowertown.
Two galleries try to revitalize the Minneapolis art scene with a biennial and youthful ideas.
Feminist artists from around the world join forces for an impressive show at the U's Katherine E. Nash Gallery.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts had promised surprise masterpieces for its centennial celebration, and it delivered a big one Friday: one of only 34 known works by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.
An anniversary show by New York artist Liz Deschenes fails to rise to the occasion.
The unannounced exhibit is an 80-piece sample of more than 550 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos on loan from the Kunin family, with the hope it will become a permanent part of the museum.
A century ago, when the Minneapolis Institute of Arts opened its doors, museums were a symbol of civic pride, much like stadiums are now. Making art available to everyone remains the MIA's mission.
A century ago, museums were a symbol of civic pride, much like stadiums are now. Making art available to everyone remains the MIA's mission.
Who are you going to call when good art goes bad? This is a case for the Midwest Art Conservation Center. Interactive: Check out the before/after restoration of a classic painting.
The Rev. Richard Hillstrom, a Lutheran minister who parlayed a modest salary, a discerning eye and a passion for American art into a museum-quality collection,…
NONFICTION: A beautifully illustrated history of Italy’s Basilica of St. Francis.
Duncan and Nivin MacMillan are announcing Tuesday an $8 million gift from their foundation to endow the director position now held by Kaywin Feldman, who has led the MIA since 2008.
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