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March 1
Lois Zwettler

Lois Ireland Zwettler, artist whose paintings captured Wisconsin, dies of COVID at 92

Her paintings had a sense of authenticity, art critics said, capturing the farmlands and lives of people with an empathy that comes from being one…
Variety
March 1
Michael Silverstone and Abigail Browde created “A Thousand Ways” as a way to connect strangers. The three-part event begins Tuesday via an old-fas

Interactive theater at Walker Art Center hopes to bring us out of isolation

An interactive event through the Walker is designed to help strangers connect.
Variety
February 25
Alfred Sanders, left, and Keno Evol stood in the new space for Black Table Arts. Quotes from Black writers adorn the cooperative’s south Minneapolis

With a grand opening this week, Black Table Arts, a hub for artists, celebrates a permanent home

With a grand opening this week, Black Table Arts celebrates its first permanent home.
Variety
February 25
John Munson, left, and Dylan Hicks will take part in “Sounds Like Home VI.”JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com

Live and virtual entertainment best bets: Johnny Cash tribute, hip-hop dance, the Current's Sounds Like Home fest, Badi Assad

Johnny Cash Birthday TributeFriday: A longtime friend and devoted fan of the Man in Black, Minnesota's own deep-voiced country music legend Sherwin Linton — marking…
Variety
February 25
In Chris McDuffie’s 2020 photograph “Don,” Don Colbert of Maplewood poses outside of his suburban home.

Being Black in Minnesota's suburbs and farmlands: a new exhibit tells the stories

A new exhibition shines light on Black stories from rural and suburban Minnesota.
Local
February 23

Barbara Field, a 'queen of adaptations' and champion of playwrights, dies at 87

Writer of Guthrie's "A Christmas Carol" also launched the Playwrights' Center, where she mentored many.
Local
February 23
Peter Leach

Peter Leach, potter and founder of Northern Clay Center, dies at 87

Peter Leach didn't want his creations hung up on somebody's wall or sitting idle in a bookcase. They were functional and meant to be used."These…
Variety
February 22
A panel of The Great Migration series by African-American artist Jacob Lawrence.

10 great Black moments in the history of American art

A chronological list of culturally significant work, from 19th-century landscape paintings to Black riffs on Western art.
Variety
February 22
A Deephaven house features an open plan but with defined spaces created by varying the ceiling heights.

'Magical' $2.575 million Deephaven house offers privacy, nature views

The owner wanted a home that was contemporary but also warm, artful and comfortable.
Variety
February 18
Ice sculptor Chris Swarbrick makes a famous Dali artwork, “Aphrodisiac Telephone,” entirely out of ice. Photo provided by Mia.

An icy surprise awaits art lovers in Minneapolis parks

Fashioned in an ice sculptor's freezer-like studio, five works from the Minneapolis Institute of Art make their debut in parks.
Variety
February 18
Frances McDormand is on the road in “Nomadland.”

'Perfect': Frances McDormand's latest film 'Nomadland' is headed for Oscar glory

The character study "Nomadland" is an instant classic.
Variety
February 11
An image from Moira Villiard’s “Madweyaashkaa: Waves Can Be Heard,” which will be projected onto the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Feb. 1

Two outdoor events will help Twin Cities art lovers beat the cold

See an "invisible concert" Saturday and Indigenous projections next week.
Variety
February 11
Billy McLaughlin RYAN TAYLOR Photo by Ryan Taylor

Live and virtual entertainment picks: Valentine's Day live music, 'Stand by Me' dance theater, Al Church, Billy McLaughlin

Valentine's Day musicSaturday/Sunday: If you're willing to step out into the deep freeze to celebrate Valentine's Day this weekend, you have some live-music options. If…
Variety
February 10
Wenonah Wilms in Beverly Hills in 2018, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded her its Nicholl Fellowship for screenwriting. (ph

Native writer from Minneapolis working on Netflix pilot for Obamas' company

Wenonah Wilms will co-write for a possible series based on the mystery "Firekeeper's Daughter" by Ojibwe novelist Angeline Boulley.
Variety
February 9
The QAnon movement has found a surprising foothold in the yoga and alternative-medicine community.Illustration by Mike Rice * Star Tribune

How QAnon conspiracy theories found their way into the Twin Cities yoga world

QAnon's conspiracy theories have taken root among yogis and other adherents of natural medicine.
Variety
February 8

Stage manager Susan Magnuson called shows at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for 45 years

Production stage managers sometimes are likened to air traffic controllers because they sit at the nerve centers of shows, working discreetly to make sure all…
Variety
February 4
Katie Bradley stars in “Today Is My Birthday” from her home. Rich Ryan

Comedy from Theater Mu is a live production like none you've ever seen

Quirky comedy is a bit like live TV, a bit like theater.
Variety
February 4
“Chim Lac (Lost Bird)” is a new mini-opera.OANH VU/CHARLIE McCARRON

Minnesota creatives respond to a big idea: Let's make opera small

"What does it have to do with me?" That question has probably kept many people of color away from opera.It's understandable, given that the subject…
Variety
February 3
Part of the new exhibit “Papier” at the American Swedish Institute. Photo by Jon Dahlin

American Swedish Institute reopens Saturday with exhibition of funky paper artworks

The exhibition "Papier" showcases haute couture-style sculptural paper fashion artworks.
Local
February 2

Amelia Brown, Minneapolis arts activist who saw artists as emergency responders, died at 41

After the killing of George Floyd, Amelia Brown started a petition to declare racism a public health emergency. She also seeded art.In just six days,…