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Aitkin museum is dedicated to Minnesota wildlife artist

January 16
Pamela Andell, executive director of the Jaques Art Center, and board vice president Jan Hasselius toured a 25th anniversary exhibit devoted to its na
A Minnesota small-town gem, Jaques Art Center celebrates 25 years with giant show on the great Minnesota wildlife painter Francis Lee Jaques.

Dance: Nudity and sex highlight 'This Bridge' at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

January 15
Miguel Gutierrez’s work was commissioned by Walker Art Center for its Out There Festival this month.
Stage & Arts
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The Ordway presented "42nd Street" as its summer musical in 2019. Photo by Rich Ryan

Musical 'Groundhog Day' won't see the light at Ordway this summer

Partnerships didn't materialize to help with the cost of the $1 million production, so "Groundhog Day" will not see the light.
Stage & Arts
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Tony-nominated director Marion McClinton, who piloted August Wilson's plays to both Twin Cities and Broadway stages, will be celebrated March 1.

Tony-nominated director McClinton to be celebrated March 1 at Minneapolis' Pillsbury House Theatre

The legacy of Tony-nominated director Marion McClinton, who piloted August Wilson's plays to Broadway, will be celebrated March 1 in Minneapolis.
The riverfront Guthrie Theater is a signature Dowling achievement.
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Stage & Arts
February 20
“La Llareta,” photographed in the Atacama Desert, Chile. NewStudio Gallery

St. Paul photo show brings the world's 'Oldest Living Things' into focus

‘The Oldest Living Things in the World’ What’s older than dirt? The stuff that New York-based artist Rachel Sussman discovered on a decadelong journey around…
Stage & Arts
February 20
Lauren Anderson in “Hindsight Is 2020.” Provided

In the spotlight: "Hindsight is 2020" at Brave New Workshop

Brave New Workshop “Hindsight Is 2020,” the latest offering from the Twin Cities’ premier sketch troupe, is being billed as a retrospective from the past…
Stage & Arts
February 20
Garrison Keillor canceled his planned fundraising show for the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis.

Garrison Keillor cancels event at Woman's Club over 'social media' complaints

Fallout continues for former "A Prairie Home Companion" host, who was dropped by MPR in 2017.
Stage & Arts
February 20
Ai Weiwei's "Safe Passage" uses life jackets abandoned by Syrian Civil War refugees to wrap the pillars utside the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
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Thousands of life jackets worn by refugees attached to pillars at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art opens a provocative exhibition.
Stage & Arts
February 19
Chloe Armao, Bradley Hildebrandt, Audrey Park and Olivia Wilusz in Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s “Significant Other.”

Comedy 'Significant Other' is lots of fun, but conclusion pivots too quickly

Review: If only the main character's story were better developed.
Stage & Arts
February 19
Nic Lincoln performs his work “Too Much” at Bryant-Lake Bowl this weekend.

Dance: Nic Lincoln's 'Too Much' at Bryant-Lake Bowl

Search for resilience Nic Lincoln reveals layers of vulnerability in his solo show “Too Much,” which has its last showing this weekend. The piece opens…
Music
February 19
Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw (center) plays Psyche in “The Golden Ass” with tenor Adam Zahller (left) and baritone Justin Anthony Spenner.

Myth-busting composers will change the way you look at opera

Experimental opera brings a modern lens to an ancient tale.
Music
February 18
Brian Mulligan, Kelly Kaduce and Alejandro Vega in the Minnesota Opera’s 2016 premiere of “The Shining.”

Minnesota Opera will bring back 'The Shining' next season

Along with old favorites, the 2020-21 schedule includes Jeanine Tesori's bold new opera "Blue," about a black family torn apart by a police shooting.
Stage & Arts
February 18
Choreographer James Sewell is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his company, James Sewell Ballet, this year.

James Sewell Ballet celebrates its 30th anniversary with a 12-stop tour

James Sewell Ballet takes a Minnesota road trip to celebrate its legacy.
Stage & Arts
February 17
Emily Gunyou Halaas and Sun Mee Chomet in the Guthrie’s production of “Twelfth Night.”

Shakespeare comedy has strong moments but loses the plot

The Guthrie Theater’s “Twelfth Night” seems designed more to create memorable moments than to convey a narrative arc, so I’ll list my favorite moments: •…
Stage & Arts
February 17
Ragamala Dance Company’s “Written in Water.”

Dance, music and art combine in Ragamala Dance Company's impactful 'Written in Water'

Ragamala Dance Company's "Written in Water" debuts at the Ordway.
Stage & Arts
February 15
“Spamtown,” a new Children’s Theatre production based on the 1985-86 Hormel strike in Austin, Minn., examines the devisive moment through the ey

Children weathered one of Minnesota's worst labor crises. This play tells the story.

8 things to know about the town at the center of CTC's new play, 'Spamtown USA.'
Stage & Arts
February 14
Uri Sands of TU Dance

TU Dance, former dancer reach settlement in case alleging sexual assault

The co-founder of TU Dance, Uri Sands, resigned in December.
Stage & Arts
February 14
Karl (Dawson D. Ehlke) comforts Ruselka (Elizabeth Efteland) in “The World Over.”

'The World Over' makes regional premiere in Twin Cities in revived Open Window Theatre

A play about faith makes its regional premiere in a revived Open Window Theatre.
Stage & Arts
February 14
“Emeralds,” part of Ballet West’s production of Balanchine’s “Jewels,” at Northrop auditorium this week.

Balanchine's 'Jewels' will sparkle at Northrop

Salt Lake City-based Ballet West is bringing "Jewels," one of choreographer George Balanchine's crown jewels, to the Twin Cities.
Stage & Arts
February 13
“Flags 1” (1973) by Jasper Johns.

Jasper Johns plants his flags in a new show at Walker Art Center

As he nears 90, the celebrated artist continues to be fascinated by symbols "the mind already knows."
Stage & Arts
February 13
“Road Trip” by Jenna September, grade 12, Chaska High School.

Meet Minnesota's top young artists at the U of M

Minnesota’s top young artists The 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards celebrate high school and middle school artists through an exhibit at the University of…
Stage & Arts
February 12
Harriet Bart, “Abracadabra Universe,” 2007, gold leaf, vintage chemistry materials.

Mysticism abounds in Minnesota artist Harriet Bart's grand retrospective

The veteran artist gets a grand retrospective at Weisman, Mia.
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