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

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.
Stage & Arts
May 27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.
May 5, 2015

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

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

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.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015

10 attractions you shouldn't miss at Minn. museums

The artwork of Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh is just one of 10 must-see attractions at Minnesota museums.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015

The animal wrangler: Jennifer Menken

Jennifer Menken handles live and not-so-live animals at the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015

The organic gardener: Kent Crosby

Kent Crosby is a carpenter and volunteer organic gardener at the Bakken Museum in south Minneapolis.
MN Museums
May 5, 2015

The picture framer: Kurt Nordwall

Kurt Nordwall is a framing technician at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts whose job involves building frames appropriate to the art they surround.
MN Museums
April 20, 2015

Masterpieces make Minnesota museums world-class destinations

A handful of must-see attractions -- like the "Minneapolis Rembrandt" at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts -- draw people to Minnesota museums from all over the world.
MN Museums
April 20, 2015

Tiny places for tiny people: 5 family-friendly museums

The Bakken, Science and Minnesota Children's museums are all beloved Twin Cities destinations for families. Here's where to bring the little ones next.

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