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How Minneapolis' Groveland Gallery has stayed in business for 50 years
Groveland Gallery director Sally Johnson is celebrating the gallery's half-century with three consecutive exhibits exploring its history.
Three Minneapolis outdoor art experiences to welcome spring
Spin into Art-A-Whirl, experience art and healing at George Floyd Square, or play mini-golf on the rooftop of the Walker Art Center.
3 must-see art exhibits in the Twin Cities
Shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, All My Relations and NE Sculpture Gallery take on grief, painting aesthetics and male bodybuilding.
Visitor damages ancient owl in Minneapolis Institute of Art's Chinese Bronzes exhibition
The museum is currently assessing damages and conservation needs.
After 22 years, Highpoint Center for Printmaking co-founder Cole Rogers steps down
Rogers and his wife Carla McGrath opened Highpoint in October 2001
Filipina American artist Pacita Abad finally gets her due at the Walker Art Center
After self-exile from the Philippines and leaving law behind, Abad made a name for herself in art
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast's comics travel to Stillwater
The famous humor cartoonist's work is on view at ArtReach St. Croix as part of the NEA Big Read.
Two Minneapolis art exhibits coincide with the Russian-Ukraine war's one-year anniversary
Photographs and paintings depict visions of the war.
Artist Kahlil Robert Irving's Walker Art Center exhibition invites us to stay in the present
The St. Louis-based artist uses everyday objects in his ceramic sculptures on display at the Minneapolis museum.
American Swedish Institute hires leader with Twin Cities ties, academic background
Molly Steenson returns to the Twin Cities after 30 years of design, architecture and academic work.
Chinese bronzes get theatrical treatment at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Works in the show range from the late Shang to Zhou dynasties (1200s-200s B.C.)
Mia union workers and management agree to a new 2½-year contract
The negotiations had been ongoing since November.
Reviews: Three Twin Cities art exhibits worth a look before they close
The shows explore L.A. aesthetics, Minnesota hidden gems & Angela Two Stars' healing process.
Digital art exhibit at Weisman Art Museum peers into the future and the past
Nineteen international artists' works are on display in this technologically inquisitive journey from the Chicago-based Thoma Foundation.
Artist David Goldes plays with electricity — and wins in 'Unpredictable' Dreamsong exhibit
The former MCAD professor uses graphite and silver as conductors in creating art.
Step into da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' and other artworks at the Minnesota Children's Museum
The exhibition toured other children's museums, and now returns to St. Paul.
At American Swedish Institute, glass becomes a meditative experience
Artist Jo Andersson's work is the starting point for a tour through Swedish glass art from the 20th century to today.
'TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today' exhibition returns to Mpls. library
The exhibition opened for the first time in 2018.
Nearly 50 years of Arlene Burke-Morgan and C. Morgan art on exhibit at Nash Gallery
100 artworks and nearly 50 years of life come together in exhibition "A Tender Spirit, a Vital Form."
7 not-to-miss shanties at this year's Art Shanty Projects
Shaky ice conditions moved this year's experience from lake ice to land for the second time ever.
4 Minneapolis art shows to catch as winter rages on
From legendary Twin Cities artist Bill Cottman to images of lilacs, there's color this winter in the Twin Cities.
Art Shanty Projects slated for frozen Lake Harriet move to land because of deteriorating ice
This is the second time in its 19-year history that such a move has become necessary.
Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center finish in the black
Both institutions reported an increase in attendance and expanded open hours.
'Supernatural America,' beloved artist Jim Denomie and Botticelli colored the year in visual art
1. "Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art." Minneapolis Institute of Art hosted the country's first major museum exhibition to examine artists' relationship to…
Twin Cities holiday gift ideas for the art lover in your life
Buy art by local artists ranging from a few bucks to $1,000.
Artist of the Year: Minnesota photographer Pao Houa Her illuminates Hmong culture
In 2022, the artist debuted her work at the Whitney Biennial, Walker Art Center and Paris Photo, and stays committed to Minnesota.
Twin Cities arts leaders confident in museum security despite international artwork attacks
There haven't been any artwork attacks or vandalism recently at Twin Cities arts institutions.
After a 10-year 'breather,' artist Paul Chan returns with a solo show at the Walker Art Center
The internationally renowned N.Y.-based artist launched an experimental publishing house, among other adventures, during his "breather."
Weisman Art Museum receives nearly $240K grant toward Indigenous reconciliation project
The grant focuses on a truth and reconciliation project, including consultation with Indigenous communities with an aim toward decolonizing.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design's in-person art sale returns
MCAD invites alumni from the past 25 years back to sell work for the anniversary bash.
St. Paul photographer Nell Ytsma, known for her social activism, documentary and community projects, dies at 73
An immigrant from the Netherlands, Ytsma's work was deeply embedded in her local community.
Reviews: 'Reckoning,' 'Shallow River' and 'Dead Serious' are Twin Cities art exhibits to see
Artists Harriet Bart, Tetsuya Yamada and Luis Fitch mount solo exhibitions.
Arte povera artist Jannis Kounellis exhibition opens at Walker Art Center
It's the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist's work in more than 30 years.
Works of Botticelli and other Renaissance artists visit Minneapolis Institute of Art
This special collaboration with Florence's Uffizi Gallery brings to the U.S. more than 45 works that rarely leave Italy.
Duncan Hannah, Minneapolis kid turned international artist, dies at 69
His memoir, "Twentieth-Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies," paints New York through his eyes as he rubbed shoulders with David Bowie, Andy Warhol and others.
'A Picture Gallery of the Soul' photography exhibit presents the Black American experience
More than 100 artists are part of the show at the University of Minnesota's Nash Gallery.
Former UnitedHealth Group CEO Bill McGuire marries soccer and art
A 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture at Allianz Field offers fans another look into the meaning of soccer.
Bakken Museum, Highpoint Center for Printmaking poised for change with new leadership
Alissa Light and Jehra Patrick plan to build on the legacies of these institutions in their new roles.
10 must-see Twin Cities art exhibitions coming fall 2022
'Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi' Renaissance Florence comes to Minneapolis through an exhibition straight from the Uffizi Galleries in Italy. The…
Water Works artist Inkpa Mani resigned amid accusations of cultural appropriation
Inkpa Mani, née Javier Lara-Ruiz, was awarded a $400,000 commission to create a stone sculpture in downtown Minneapolis. A few months later, his contract came to an abrupt end.
10 artworks to see at the Minnesota State Fair fine art exhibition
More than 2,200 works were submitted, but only 324 made the cut.
A vegetarian journey through Turkish cuisine in meat-centric Istanbul
A return to Istanbul uncovers a new food trend: veggie versions of Turkish favorites.
Come 'sit awhile' in a parking lot with legendary playwright Lorraine Hansberry
A 2,000-pound bronze sculpture celebrating Hansberry's life, created by international artist Alison Saar, stops in Minneapolis on its U.S. tour.
What Minnesota's millionaire hairdresser Horst, of Aveda fame, left behind
Nearly 2,000 art objects from Horst Rechelbacher's personal collection will go up for auction.
Working all the time? A Weisman Art Museum exhibit explores the meaning of labor
COVID delayed MCAD professor Piotr Szyhalski's survey show for two years, but gave him time to reflect on the pandemic's political undertones.
'Morning Dip' exhibit wades into diasporic waters at the American Swedish Institute
Swedish-American artist Peggy Anderson uses large-format photography to capture Swedes' daily ritual.
New University of Minnesota exhibition is awash in plastic
"Plastic Rapt" traces the use of the ubiquitous material in everything from billiard balls to dress shirts.
From Laos to Minnesota, international artist Pao Houa Her captures the Hmong American experience
The Blaine-based photographer's work was part of 2022's prestigious Whitney Biennial, and now she has a solo exhibition of new work at the Walker Art Center.
Artist plays with constructed realities in 'POSTURING' exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Art
University of Minnesota MFA graduate Joshua McGarvey uses a copy of a copy of the famous "Doryphoros" in the show.
Artist Claes Oldenburg, creator of Minneapolis' iconic 'Spoonbridge and Cherry' sculpture, dies
Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, co-creator of the iconic Twin Cities fountain sculpture "Spoonbridge and Cherry," died at his home in Manhattan on Monday. Oldenburg had…
17 Midwest artists offer a peek into Black Abstraction art in SooVAC exhibit
In group exhibition, Midwestern artists working in Black Abstraction find one another.
Minneapolis Institute of Art Japanese textile show 'Dressed by Nature' features naturally made fabrics
Mia purchased more than 120 textiles from a private collector in California.
Intimate Van Gogh exhibition focused on his last years lands at Minneapolis Institute of Art
The traveling exhibition is a collaboration between the Dallas Museum of Art and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Cafesjian Art Trust Museum, a new space focused on glass art, to open in Shoreview
The other Cafesjian Art Museum is in Yerevan, Armenia.
'Gay Pride was invented here': The origins of Pride in the Twin Cities
As the celebration marks its 50th anniversary next week, we trace its history through the words of the people who lived it.
New Highpoint Center for Printmaking show focuses on artists from Oaxaca
Artist collective from Oaxaca builds connections with Minneapolis in new show.
Northern Spark returns with its original all-nighter format
Since 2018, the festival has gone from two nights to two weeks, a departure from the original all-nighter event.
Headed to New York City for a long weekend? Here's a guide for a whirlwind art tour
A three-day itinerary of art in the Big Apple, from the High Line to Lower Manhattan.
4Ground Midwest Land Art Biennial showcases sustainable art for the land in Upper Midwest
Two-month-long, multi-state land art biennial raises awareness of environmental and historical issues.
Larger than life: Prince mural nears completion in downtown Minneapolis
Just steps from Prince's old haunt, the First Avenue nightclub, a nearly 100-foot mural of the music icon is slowly emerging.International artist Hiero (pronounced…
Pssst, there's an NFT art party this weekend at a house in south Minneapolis
Virtual art meets physical space at the experiment-minded Porch Gallery.
10 ways to savor the return of Art-A-Whirl to northeast Minneapolis this weekend
The nation's largest studio crawl is back in full force starting Friday.
The best way to start a world-class art collection? 'Listen to your mommy'
Mpls. Institute of Art puts the spotlight on two Twin Cities art lovers.
'Banksy' is here, but not everybody in the Minneapolis art community is happy about it
To some, it's a cash grab, but others see a benefit for NE. Minneapolis.
Iconic painting of George Washington expected to sell for $15 million or more
"Washington Crossing the Delaware," which hung for years in Winona's Minnesota Marine Art Museum, is being sold at auction.
Liz Larner's new sculpture show at Walker Art Center is literally smashing
The L.A. artist gets physical in works that defy categorization.
What's up next for the Minnesota Museum of American Art?
Kate Beane, who led Native initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society, outlines her ideas for the still-shuttered St. Paul institution.
50,000 spools of thread inspire St. Paul artist Chris Larson's huge show in Chicago
The artist spent two years sifting through the remains of an abandoned garment factory in Tennessee.
Leader who grew Minnesota's American Swedish Institute to step down after three decades
With a fascination for all things Swedish, Bruce Karstadt expanded the organization's reach to a broader community.
Two Minnesotans shine at Whitney Biennial, one of art world's biggest events
Artists Pao Houa Her and Dyani White Hawk represent Minnesota — and their own communities — at New York's prestigious Whitney Biennial.
Spring into spring at these four Twin Cities art exhibitions
Still life, portraits, shag rugs and some hope for the future.
Take a trip through Cuban history and culture in tropical Key West
The sunny Florida island (and southernmost point of the continental U.S.) is full of Cuban-American connections, if you know where to look.
Jim Denomie's presence endures at solo exhibition, even without him
The late artist's last exhibit, "Sweet Dreams," is on display at ArtReach St. Croix in Stillwater.
Italian court demands Minneapolis Institute of Art return $2.5 million sculpture
Roman work long greeted visitors in museum's rotunda.
Walk with spirits and connect with Dakota history at St. Paul nature sanctuary
Animated creations are superimposed on the landscape in an augmented reality installation at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary.