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End-of-year exhibitions at Minnesota colleges have moved online, or will wait until winter.
Minnesota artist Instagrammers bring a dose of inspiration, provocation to the social media platform.
Painting in the great outdoors is a perfect antidote to this socially distant moment.
Former Minneapolis Institute of Art director Alan Shestack stayed in the Twin Cities for only 21 months, but during that time he shook things up.…
Meet six Twin Cities designers, several of whom make a living designing fonts.
This is the perfect moment for new-media artists. Here are five you should know.
From connecting via Instagram Live to fine-tuning drawing skills, artists are being forced to get more creative.
Burnsville-based Tom Richmond has parodied "Mad Men," drawn for Marvel and done caricatures at Valleyfair. With Comic-Cons canceled, he's inviting fans to draw with him on social media.
He died April 10 in Putnam County, New York, due to complications from COVID-19.
Still in China, Peng Wu reflects on karma and the coronavirus in projects for his Minnesota home.
Hennepin Theatre Trust and Clear Channel enlisted Minnesota artists.
Jehra Patrick carves out a path to bring more diversity to the Twin Cities art scene.
Minnesota museums offer lots of resources to keep your children engaged.
Since deciding to stay put, the former Soap Factory artistic director has quickly established herself as an arts leader.
Despite their own anxiety, comedians make jokes to put others at ease.
The Walker has not set a new opening date.
Poetry and persistence are hallmarks of Sky Hopinka's work at Mpls. Institute of Art.
Bessie Award-winning choreographer stages her first-ever art installation at the Walker.
As she settles in at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Katherine Luber is educating herself on issues — big and small.
An artist himself, Minneapolis College of Art and Design president Sanjit Sethi believes that critical thinking is just as important as artistic technique.
A Minnesota museum and two Twin Cities galleries offer art from the embargoed island nation.
‘Extra/Ordinary: The American Swedish Institute. At Play’ Twenty-nine objects from the American Swedish Institute’s collection pop up around the Turnblad Mansion and the Nelson Cultural…
Minneapolis Institute of Art opens a provocative exhibition.
As he nears 90, the celebrated artist continues to be fascinated by symbols "the mind already knows."
The veteran artist gets a grand retrospective at Weisman, Mia.
A new art history book — and a Minneapolis gallery exhibition — try to redeem the often-maligned color.
A giant exhibition at the U of M explores the malleable medium.
Show weaves his work with that of an artist he influenced.
As the Art Shanty Projects return to icy Lake Harriet, we went behind the scenes with one of the creative teams.
A Minnesota small-town gem, Jaques Art Center celebrates 25 years with giant show on the great Minnesota wildlife painter Francis Lee Jaques.
At Twin Cities museums, art speaks more than one language.
It features more than 100 youth-focused photographs from the past century.
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…
Show at SooVAC rejects the term "Middle East" in favor of a more inclusive look at the region.
Mario Montalvo was busy texting away at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Behind him, rabbits, faces and pots made of ceramics loomed. “Sometimes airports can be…
Minnesota History Center creates a dedicated space to highlight Dakota and Ojibwe life, then and now.
Shopping for the holidays can be an overwhelming ordeal if you don’t know where to go. There are more than 100,000 artists residing in…
Fiscal 2019 saw the hiring of a new director.
Ho-ho-haunted basement? Your yuletide just got spookier.
No desire to go shopping? Check out these three shows.
Personal ties abound in the American Swedish Institute's holiday display.
Assembled over 60 years, the exquisite art collection of Erwin and Miriam Kelen has a new home at the Walker.
Cara Romero blends a sense of humanity with the supernatural.
A summer solstice festival, a camp for kids and a wider diversity of artists are all on Porcella's agenda.
Rochester Art Center hosts the yearly Minnesota showcase.
Noted artist Coco Fusco is the subject of a show at St. Olaf.
Mark Meister, who launched the Children's Museum, has ambitious plans for the Museum of Russian Art.
Indigenous Lotus offers yoga classes at venues such as the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis and sells Native American-designed yoga clothing.
"Transference," an exhibit at Highpoint Center, reflects on a land whose very name is about the idea of reflection.
As the new chief curator, Henriette Huldisch has been tasked with thinking "about how art matters."
A massive exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art reflects on the war from various perspectives.
An Alaskan artist's new exhibit critiques the American dream.
The decision came after worsening finances resulted in the sale of the company's flagship space near the downtown Minneapolis riverfront.
A homegrown project at Minneapolis Institute of Art has spread nationwide — and beyond — as museums confront their colonial past.
"Queer Forms" is a sweeping exhibit.
With a sprinkle of "Theaster dust," a Chicago artist finds deeper meanings in discarded objects at the Walker.
15 mural artists from around the globe transform St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone.
He's the first Native American to win the $50K McKnight Award.
This year brought less overtly political work, more depictions of women, fewer animals and a lot of imagery of American Indians.
Once-taboo images by a Minnesota-born photographer reveal lesbian lives in the 1970s.
Twin Cities photographer R.J. Kern showcases pairs of prizewinners from last year's Minnesota State Fair.
Macalester alum Laura Wertheim Joseph brings broad arts experience to Minnesota Museum of American Art.
He died last month in New Mexico after a battle with a rare bone cancer. "The irony of that diagnosis was not lost on him," a friend said.
More than 100 Native female artists from across the U.S. and Canada came together for the groundbreaking exhibition “Hearts of Our People,” the first…
Mill City exhibit showcases work of black groundbreakers Cap Wigington, Casiville Bullard and William Hazel.
The Minneapolis homeless camp inspired a photographer to get off Instagram and onto the street.
Two exhibits show the unique worldview of Brad Kahlhamer.
New works in Sculpture Garden bring historical figures back into the light
A neighborhood park is rising from the rubble of the Juxtaposition Arts building.
Rondo and Franklin Av. share the focus of a fest devoted to renewal.
Chicago photographer makes "Outcry."
Review: Groundbreaking exhibit showcases once-anonymous American Indian artists.
A sampling of the Native women whose art is the focus of the new exhibit "Hearts of Our People."
FD13, an artist-residency program, connects local creatives to the world through performance.
After a decade of work, a Minnesota painter puts the final touches on a memorial to the state's veterans.