The Walker’s associate director of membership, Kerstin Beyer, rented a Ferris wheel for the “Pop” opening party.

How Walker Art Center pulled off its big 'Pop' show

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.
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January 22

We put the Google art selfie app to the test with Minnesota celebrities

Google recently rolled out a face scanner that matches users' faces with the works of art they resemble.
Stage & Arts
June 8, 2017
The remodeled Children's Museum includes a four-story vertical adventure area, including a climbing towers, spiral slide and netted catwalk suspended

10 surprises at revamped MN Children's Museum, including a 4-story slide

Officially open today, the museum's $30 million makeover gives kids a place to break the rules and explore their wild ideas.
Variety
May 17, 2017
The Children's Museum in St. Paul has received a $30 million makeover.

After unexpected delay, splashier Children's Museum will reopen next month

The $30 million makeover and expansion will go public on June 2, with a grand opening celebration to follow a few days later.
Music
January 6, 2017

Paisley Park vs. Graceland: By the numbers

VIP admission Elvis: $80 Prince: $100 Duration of tour Elvis: Unlimited Prince: 100 minutes Photo restrictions Elvis: no flash Prince: not allowed Studio albums Elvis:…
Music
January 6, 2017
Although both museums are run by the same company, Graceland and Paisley Park are as different as the music legends who walked their halls. While Elvi

Paisley Park vs. Graceland: How do these royal museums compare?

They're run by the same people, but how do Elvis' Graceland and Prince's Paisley Park stack up?
Music
September 28, 2016

Cedar Cultural Center awarded $500,000 to boost Minnesota residencies for Somali artists

A newly awarded $500,000 grant will enable the Cedar Cultural Center to set up multiweek residencies for Somali artists at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, St.…
Stage & Arts
May 27, 2016

Gallery: Walker Art Center's mini-golf reaches new heights

The Walker construction project moves popular attraction to the museum's roof. James Lileks takes his shot at playing the new course.
Stage & Arts
April 7, 2016

Gallery: Fort Snelling commander paints life of Dakota and Ojibwe in Minnesota

Soldier and artist Seth Eastman recorded the lives of Dakota and Ojibwe people in 1840s Minnesota . The Paintings are on view at Minneapolis Institute of Art
Stage & Arts
March 8, 2016
Illustration by Rob Dobi / Special to the Star Tribune

How museums learned to stop worrying and love the digital world

How about a selfie with the Oracle of Delphi? Museums are targeting new audiences by embracing all forms of digital media.
Stage & Arts
March 3, 2016

Bookmark this: Museum websites worth checking out

Minneapolis Institute of Art artsmia.org Since converting its print magazine to an online-only publication (Verso) in 2012, the museum continues to dish up visually rich…
Stage & Arts
January 28, 2016
Jeff Prauer

Search on for new leader of grant-issuing Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

Jeff Prauer has stepped down as head of the council, a post he has held since 2008.
Stage & Arts
June 24, 2015
The University of Minnesota’s Goldstein Museum of Design looked at feathers in fashion with 2010’s “Flights of Fancy.”

Fashion struts off the runway and into museum galleries

Fashion sashays off the runway and into galleries like the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.
MN Museums
June 16, 2015
Richard Johnson, center, a volunteer at the Bakken Museum, shows students an experiment on static electricity at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis.

Free days at Twin Cities museums

On certain days, adults can catch a break at these museums, which charge for admission but typically offer discounts to youngsters, students and seniors, and to paid members.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015
Worth the drive: 20 great museum artifacts in Minn.

Worth the drive: 20 great museum artifacts in Minn.

Load up the car, and get set for a drive with a worthwhile destination. Here's a highly selective guide to the best art and museum artifacts in outstate Minnesota.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015
“Handle with care” are watchwords for Science Museum of Minnesota conservator Rebecca Newberry.

Who cleans the polar bear? Museums' unsung heroes

Who cleans the polar bear? Behind the scenes, a host of museum workers are the MVPs of TLC at Minnesota museums.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015
A baby hedgehog is on display at the Como Zoo and Conservatory.

At Como and Minnesota zoos, tiny critters are big draws

Nothing gets more faces pressed to glass than the irresistible pull of the youngest animals. "We could have a brand-new big animal and the babies will still get more visitor interaction and online photos," one Minnesota Zoo keeper says.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015

Gift shops serve educational purpose, too

Museum shops aren't just a place for cool postcards. They serve an educational mission, too.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015

Museums are literally mind-expanding, researchers say

Museum visits not only influence what we learn, but how we learn.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015
"Space" at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Science Museum's 'Space' defines the art of sharing

"Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience," on exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota through Sept. 7, is the most complex and expensive show in the museum's history.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015
"Foodscape," a 1964 painting by the Icelandic artist Erró, is on display as part of Walker Art Center's "International Pop."

What's on tap this summer at over 40 Minnesota museums

Here's a sampling from cultural attractions around Minnesota. For a full guide to the state's museums, go to www.minnesotamuseums.org.
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