To invite new audiences, Twin Cities museums are translating the humble wall label

To invite new audiences, Twin Cities museums are translating the humble wall label

At Twin Cities museums, art speaks more than one language.
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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
January 16
The “bus garage” built on a frozen Lake Harriet.

Pedal-powered bus will shuttle visitors as Art Shanty returns to icy Lake Harriet

As the Art Shanty Projects return to icy Lake Harriet, we went behind the scenes with one of the creative teams.
Stage & Arts
January 16
Christina Baldwin plays the iconic Nora in Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at Jungle Theater.

Two plays opening this weekend ask what's next for Nora of 'A Doll's House'

Two new plays wonder what happens after Nora walks out on her life in the classic "A Doll's House."
The riverfront Guthrie Theater is a signature Dowling achievement.
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Stage & Arts
January 16

See the 'Future Future' at Hair and Nails Gallery in Minneapolis

‘Future Future’ Twenty-seven artists are on the roll call of the big 2020 kickoff show at artist-run Hair and Nails Gallery in south Minneapolis.…
Stage & Arts
January 11
Dietrich Poppen’s dog Vienna, a miniature poodle/Shih Tzu mix, has become a mainstay of the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

A rescue mutt named Vienna is the unofficial mascot of St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater

Miniature poodle/Shih Tzu mix is winning fans on both sides of the footlights.
Stage & Arts
January 9
Two couples interact in unexpected ways in “Bloomsday,” which features (clockwise from upper left) Lolly Foy, Jeffery Goodson, Brandon Homan and G

Lyric Arts opens romantic play with a touch of James Joyce

Bloomsday Opens today: Onetime Twin Cities playwright Steven Dietz based his comedy drama on Dublin’s annual celebration of native son James Joyce. “Bloomsday” features two…
Stage & Arts
January 9

Science-centric black Minnesotans honored at African American Heritage Museum

Science project The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum presents a wall of fame featuring black Minnesotans who made significant contributions in the STEM fields…
Stage & Arts
January 9
"Sparkly Red Shoes" by Carmen Soth, daughter of photographer Alec Soth.

Kid-centered photo show is anything but cute at Minneapolis Institute of Art

It features more than 100 youth-focused photographs from the past century.
Stage & Arts
January 9
"Jogging" by Hanane Hajj Ali

Guthrie Theater kicks into high gear with its first celebration of Arab and Arab-American artistry

Guthrie Theater kicks its celebration of Arab and Arab-American artistry into high gear.
Movies
January 6
6 Minnesotans are 2019 Artists of the Year

6 Minnesotans are 2019 Artists of the Year

Meet the Minnesotans at the heart of the year's most groundbreaking show.
Stage & Arts
January 6
Logan Verdoorn and Olivia Wilusz in “Becky Shaw.”

Review: Love comes at you fast in Gremlin's spooky 'Becky Shaw'

The Gina Gionfriddo play gets a taut, spooky production at Gremlin Theatre.
Stage & Arts
January 4
For many years, the small town of Staples’ opera house was a historic gem hidden in plain sight. Few knew of its existence.

Historic opera house could be small Minnesota town's artistic salvation

Restoring the Batcher Block Opera House wouldn't just be a unique performance space with world-class acoustics. It's seen as a boon to all of Staples.
Stage & Arts
January 4
When Tony Vierling, center, performed in the Guthrie Theater’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” his rear end made a cameo appearance, thanks to a ripp

Split britches, errant bras: How Minnesota actors cope with costume catastrophes

Costume mishaps cause actors to go from embarrassment to tittering glee.
Stage & Arts
January 2
From Graci Horne’s installation/video “Grandmother’s Prayer.” ALICIA ELER

All My Relations gallery in Minneapolis marks 20 years with an alumni show

‘Foresight: 20 Years of Mitakuye Oyasin’ All My Relations Gallery celebrates 20 years of showcasing contemporary Native artists with this beautiful group show of alumni. The…
Stage & Arts
January 2
"What have my parents left behind ... what have they carried with them," mixed-media collage by Ana Laura Juarez Espinoza.

Don't miss these 5 Twin Cities art exhibits that are closing soon

Now that 2020 is here, everything starts anew. But a few killer art exhibitions are lingering into the next decade for just a few more…
Stage & Arts
January 2
Rothe Amundson cabin

The 7 best projects by Minnesota architects from 2019

The American Institute of Architects Minnesota honored projects ranging from a wayside rest stop to a lakeside cabin to a college arts complex.
Stage & Arts
January 2
Nancy Nelson greeted Connie Johnson 78, as she arrived with her daughter Mary Melby to see “Mamma Mia!”

Longtime Twin Cities broadcaster greets guests at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Nelson is the first female greeter at the Chan.
Stage & Arts
December 31, 2019
Uri Sands of TU Dance.

Sex harassment complaint prompts co-founder to quit St. Paul's TU Dance

TU Dance's Uri Sands faces sex allegation; co-founder Toni Pierce-Sands stays on.
Music
December 28, 2019
Judith Hill

Best of the Week (Dec. 29-Jan. 5): New Year's Eve at Paisley Park, Can Can Wonderland; plus Cheap Trick, Mary Mack and more

Party like it’s 2020 With tickets at the strikingly modest price of $20.20, Paisley Park presents “Funky New Year” featuring several Purple associates. André Cymone,…
Stage & Arts
December 26, 2019

The captive women of imperial China at Minneapolis Institute of Art

The women of late imperial China Social life in imperial China was gendered and divided, as prescribed by patriarchal Confucian principles. In the late imperial…
Stage & Arts
December 26, 2019

In the spotlight: 'Cinderella'

‘Cinderella’ Even though it’s about royalty, “Cinderella” aligns closely with our idea of democracy. An ordinary, put-upon girl is transformed into a princess. True, it…
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