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Dan Goodman (Thomas Jones II) PHOTO CREDIT: Rich Ryan in "Next to Nothing" at Mixed Blood Theater.

Rich Ryan, Star Tribune

Dan Goodman (Thomas Jones II) in "Next to Nothing" at Mixed Blood Theater.

Rich Ryan,

Minn. arts groups share $877,500

  • November 29, 2012 - 9:27 AM

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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