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A new exhibition shines light on Black stories from rural and suburban Minnesota.
A chronological list of culturally significant work, from 19th-century landscape paintings to Black riffs on Western art.
Fashioned in an ice sculptor's freezer-like studio, five works from the Minneapolis Institute of Art make their debut in parks.
See an "invisible concert" Saturday and Indigenous projections next week.
QAnon's conspiracy theories have taken root among yogis and other adherents of natural medicine.
The exhibition "Papier" showcases haute couture-style sculptural paper fashion artworks.
"We're not the Walker Art Center," says its new executive director, who aims to diversify programming.
Through art and children's books, Marlena Myles illuminates old stories for generations to come.
The quirky four-gallery storefront was damaged during rioting last August.
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center may be the least visible big arts organization in Minneapolis.
Plus, the hunt is on for his companion Zarah, the "mother huntress" icewoman hidden somewhere in Minnesota.
Whitney Museum is placing a work by the famed Ojibwe artist outside the museum, along the High Line.
Starting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, "Black History, Black Voices" highlights contributions by Black Americans.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center won't reopen until Jan. 28, but galleries are already welcoming art lovers back. Here are…
Six museums are reopening this week, starting Monday.
Through a prominent gallery, Jennifer Armetta stays in touch with her Minneapolis roots.
Declines in contributions and earnings caused the $1.2 million shortfall.
Weisman and university officials were accused of "resistance" and "failure to comply with the law."
Third edition of "Bring Her Home" at All My Relations Gallery focuses on resistance.
An unstoppable force, Film Society founder built an audience for adventurous cinema.
But the next year will be a bigger challenge, given cuts in revenue and programming.
Itching for an art fix? Take this tour of Twin Cities public art treasures.
St. Paul-based artist Jenny Lion is one of 42 artists to receive this year's honor
The Minnesota Museum of American Art finds a creative way to make this show happen.
A host of holiday ideas for the art lover in your life.
Attraction meets repulsion in Michaela Eichwald's solo debut at Walker Art Center.
Weisman-sponsored project draws parallels between 1930s and the present era.
Holiday market and story trail will open Saturday.
Closed by pandemic, Midway Contemporary Art launches an ambitious "Off-Site" series.
The finger of God reaches out to a reclining Adam in Rome’s Sistine Chapel, a painting by Michelangelo that people travel thousands of miles to…
More than 2,000 Minnesotans are featured in a virtual version of the popular show curated by the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Calligraphy show called for a unique collaboration between Mia and Somali Museum curators.
Art installations take the place of its annual puppet show to mark this year of grieving.
They came up with the "Black Lives Matter Collection," a series of four prints, each with powerful messages about fighting back against racial injustice.
A portrait show at the Weisman examines democracy and youth.
MIA reinstalls its South and SE. Asian galleries, casting a bold new light on Asian art.
The Bakken Museum hopes to expand its reach as it reopens this weekend.
Art reflects the moment in four exhibits at Minnesota African American Heritage Museum.
A design exhibition offers visions that range from optimistic to apocalyptic.
Moroni's thing was creating and destroying "mock civilizations" as a commentary on humanity's relationship to the built environment.
Alicia Eler Star Tribune Twin Cities art aficionados are living in a pandemic upside-down world. Some museums and galleries are re-emerging, while others remain…
Quilters tackle racism in a new series of Twin Cities exhibitions.
Grassroots effort has collected nearly 200 boards thus far.
Exhibit at Mia shines a light on the beginnings of Frank Gaard's manic, mystical style.
A decade after Siah Armajani settled in Minnesota as an artist-in-exile, he noticed a newspaper ad offering a chance to buy property for cheap in…
A response to pandemic and social unrest, the fair continues through Saturday in Minneapolis.
While the State Fair was canceled, its Fine Arts show is alive and well.
Hit hard by the pandemic, the St. Paul hands-on museum set to reopen.
The job is more janitorial than curatorial: "We have to be ready for anything."
But as art lovers mourn all the pandemic-forced cancellations, a Minneapolis fest bucks the trend.
Facing terminal cancer, Minneapolis artist Aldo Moroni is still trying to finish one epic work.
Plus, the Hewing Hotel reopens its rooftop patio.
What kind of art might come from the current crisis? Two Mia curators point to the lessons of history.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center reopen after four months of coronavirus closures.
In her decade-plus there, Kristin Makholm led the once-homeless museum into a landmark St. Paul venue.
Pioneering riverfront sushi spot later moved to Lyn-Lake, where it has been a mainstay since 2000.
Minnesotans are learning new languages in quarantine for fun or familial purposes.
As Twin Cities venues begin to reopen, they're rebooting the visitor experience.
The Museum of Russian Art reopens with paintings from Soviet-era Ukraine.
Facing losses from the virus, the Irish bar and the pizza restaurant have closed their doors
Citing "economic uncertainty" due to the pandemic, the museum cut 39 jobs and reduced leaders' pay by 15%.
Art installation serves as community gathering space.
Bakken plans to open June 20 while Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center are aiming for mid-July.
Minneapolis artist Aribert Munzner lost a lifetime of work in the aftermath of rioting, but kept his sense of humor.
Artists waste no time spreading messages of hope, healing and social change on boarded-up buildings in the Twin Cities.
Juxtaposition Arts, the Somali Museum and Hmong Cultural Center all suffered damages.
Minnesota sculpture parks are seeing a surge in visitors as people look for a break from crisis.
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.