Posted at 3:50 PM on July 1, 2011
by Paul Tosto
My MPR News colleague Marianne Combs pulled together a cool post on the effects of the state shutdown on the arts for her fine State of the Arts blog.
The Minnesota Historical Society... the Perpich Center for Arts Education... the Minnesota State Arts Board... these are just a few of the cultural organizations that are closed today due to the state government shutdown.
Some venues are partially affected by the shutdown - for instance the Minnesota Zoo is closed, but its summer concert series continues.
Others narrowly missed being shut down, such as Interact, a center for visual and performing artists with disabilities. The government pays Interact to mentor and care for 125 adults with a variety of physical and mental challenges.