While orchestras nationwide experienced a decline in ticket sales of more than 20 percent in the last decade, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra audience has increased by more than 40 percent.
The donation from the Duncan and Nivin MacMillan Foundation is the largest staff endowment in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' history.
St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre, which nearly collapsed in 2012, has balanced its books with a $500,000 boost in donations and grants.
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new documentary that chronicles a man's quest to define his own masculinity while motorbiking across the Middle East.
Between now and Jan. 4, the Walker Art Center will screen a compilation of British ads 88 times, likely to the delight of Minnesotans who love the show.
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman's latest film focuses on the National Gallery in London, home to 2,400 of the world's finest paintings.
Thanksgiving weekend is a big time of year for film releases and viewing; as such, MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about 'Foxcatcher', a new film starring Steve Carrell. "This is not a comedy," Euan explains. "This is one of the creepiest films that you're likely to see this year."
Even though "Foxcatcher" was inspired by a true crime story involving murder, money and the Olympics, director Bennett Miller was not interested in sensationalism.
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the latest film in the Hunger Games series. "This is the third in the trilogy of four movies," Euan quips.
Acclaimed Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is known for looking for something new in compositions. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr spoke with Kopatchinskaja as she prepares to make her debut this weekend as an artistic partner with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Acclaimed Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is known for looking for something new in compositions.
When the Minneapolis-based Moving Company delivers its adaptation of Shakespeare's "Love's Labor's Lost," some theater-goers may be confused. The production borrows lines from other Shakespeare plays.
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about 'Rosewater', Jon Stewart's directorial debut. And guess what? It's not a comedy. Euan also mentions 'Legends of Ska', which screens on Sunday as part of the Sound Unseen film festival.
Before reggae became a worldwide phenomenon, Jamaican ska captivated audiences. Minnesotan Brad Klein loves the music so much that he spent 15 years making a movie about it.
The audience entering the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio Theater for "Relics" will examine the 'wonders' of contemporary life as if they came from an ancient civilization.