Millennials want more than cheap tickets from Minnesota theaters, museums

Millennials want more than cheap tickets from Minnesota theaters, museums

How are arts groups enticing young adults? The latest thinking goes beyond ticket deals and discounts.

Giant blue bird comes to roost at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

May 25
Giant blue bird comes to roost at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Katharina Fritsch's "Hahn/Cock" settled into its roost, where it will tower 23-24 feet above visitors to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Minnesota artist returns from L.A. for austere, magnetic solo exhibit

May 26
Minnesota artist returns from L.A. for austere, magnetic solo exhibit
Artist Nathan Hylden makes mystery out of the mundane.
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Crystal Norcross, a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota from Sisseton S.D., spoke to a crowd Saturday near the piece, "Scaffold."

After outcry, protests, Walker will remove 'Scaffold' sculpture

A controversial new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled, the director said Saturday. The work is partly based on the 1862 hanging of 38 Dakota tribal members in Mankato.
Stage & Arts
May 27

After audit, Rochester Art Center moves to shore up finances

ROCHESTER – The Rochester Art Center outsourced its bookkeeping to a local accountant after an audit released in January raised serious questions about its…
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Stage & Arts
May 27
A man at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden looks at "Scaffold," by Sam Durant, a piece that depicts the 1862 hangings of 38 Dakota men.

Walker director expresses regret over sculpture that recalls Mankato hangings

Olga Viso penned an open letter to a St. Paul American Indian newspaper about the piece, "Scaffold" (2012), which references the execution by hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862.
Stage & Arts
May 27

More than the rooster is new at the revamped Sculpture Garden

The $10 million makeover acaps a yearslong transformation of the Walker's campus led by Olga Viso, the art center's executive director. And the garden's June 3 reopening marks a major moment for the city, which is gussying itself up to host the Super Bowl next year.
Stage & Arts
May 25

Art spotlight: Repetition at Hair and Nails

Repetition Is Change: Ecstatic/Restrained Ryan Fontaine creates sculptural investigations into painting, playing with the loosely deteriorating nature of signs. In one large-scale piece in the…
Stage & Arts
May 25

Performer brings one-woman play about a N.Y. family bracing for a hurricane

Pike St. Playwright and performer Nilaja Sun writes for TV (“Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “30 Rock”), but Twin Cities audiences will get to see…
Stage & Arts
May 25
Untitled image by Amethyst O'Connell

Minnesota queer and trans youth showcase artwork at Intermedia

The sharp organizers of this weekend's "Up & Out: Coming Home" have created a beautiful space for queer and trans youth to share stories and artwork.
Stage & Arts
May 24

New Cirque du Soleil show — all about ice — coming to Target Center

Just days after Ringling Bros. performed its final show, Cirque du Soleil announced its latest high-flying circus production.
Stage & Arts
May 24

Theater world loses vibrant 'light' with death of ex-Twin Cities actor at 34

Samuel Roberson Jr., who performed at Children's Theatre, Illusion and Pillsbury House before moving to Chicago, died Sunday at 34.
Stage & Arts
May 23

Quest for identity drives 'Refugia,' getting its world premiere at Guthrie

REVIEW: Premiere by Moving Company is a nearly three-hour patchwork with much to say.
Stage & Arts
May 23

'Amy's View' at Park Square is all talk and little drama

Without a high-voltage star, David Hare's wordy, half-baked play is a tough slog at Park Square.
Stage & Arts
May 19

'Passion,' diversity and DIY spirit drive new Twin Cities theater companies

A new crop of theater troupes is rising, fueled by the energy of youth — but also the voice of experience.
Movies
May 19

Steve Martin and Martin Short team up in Mpls. as two amigos going for laughs

Review: The actors, comics and pals made for a hilarious evening of shtick and song.
Stage & Arts
May 19

Onstage spotlight: Hip-hop all-stars

Hip-hop all-stars The Cowles Center shines a much-deserved spotlight on local artists working specifically in hip-hop dance. “Mixtape” showcases seven Twin Cities choreographer/ dancers representing…
Stage & Arts
May 18
Art-a-Whirl revelers took in a concert outside the 331 Club.

Beer and bands boost business for artists during Art-a-Whirl

Now in its 22nd year, Art-a-Whirl is an opportunity for Minnesotans to check out fresh local artwork and witness the creative process in action.
Stage & Arts
May 18

Five places to actually find fine art at Art-a-Whirl

Art-a-Whirl isn’t for every art person. Despite the 600-plus artists showing across 50 northeast Minneapolis locations, a lot of it is hit or miss. This…
Stage & Arts
May 17

Charlie Chan gets sharp, cutting treatment in Mu production at Guthrie

REVIEW: Playwright Lloyd Suh's murder mystery about stereotypes opens with gusto at the Guthrie.
Stage & Arts
May 16

Master showman of St. Paul's Ordway Center is bowing out

James Rocco, who staged such musicals as "A Chorus Line" and "West Side Story," will leave in December after 13 years.
Stage & Arts
May 15

She's the artist behind that giant blue chicken coming to Mpls. Sculpture Garden

The Walker opens a show of smaller works by soon-to-be Sculpture Garden star Katharina Fritsch.
Stage & Arts
May 15

Review: 'Red Velvet' looks at the first black actor to play Othello

Walking Shadow stages the regional debut of "Red Velvet," about the first black actor to play Othello.
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