Visual Arts

  • Thomas Hirschhorn's cave
    There is a new opportunity to do cave exploration in the Twin Cities starting this weekend. It's at the Walker Art Center of all places. Using cardboard, and packing tape wrapped around a wood structure, a Swiss artist has created a huge five-chambered cave.October 20, 2006
  • "Bird x Bird" takes wing
    Birds are everywhere, but how do we really see them? That's one of the issues explored by a growing group of artists known as "Bird x Bird."October 18, 2006
  • Outsider art goes Uptown
    A new exhibit in Minneapolis presents works by artists from the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. What links these artists together is that they're all considered "outsiders."October 6, 2006
  • Picturing security
    You've probably never been to Terror Town or Disaster City, but these are actual places in the United States, training centers where government workers prepare for the worst. A new exhibit at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis examines the proving ground of the homeland security industry with an artistic eye.September 21, 2006
  • The Equine Art Protection League saddles up
    A St. Paul artist named Lynn Maderich has been victimized by Internet art fraud. Her speciality is equine art, which is in extremely high demand all over the world. She was recently tipped off that a forged copy of one of her prize-winning paintings was up for sale on eBay. Her source: the Equine Art Protection League.September 15, 2006
  • Art makes a difference in North Minneapolis
    Outsiders tend to associate the north side of Minneapolis with drugs, violence and theft. But some residents are trying to change the way the neighborhood is seen--and the way it sees itself--through art.September 4, 2006
  • Selling prison art
    Inmates in a Minnesota prison have found an audience beyond the prison walls. They sold pictures to an online gallery last year. And now their work is going to a show in Michigan.August 28, 2006
  • Photographer Larsh Bristol loved the land
    Photographer Larsh Bristol is being remembered for capturing the life and land of the region he called home, northeastern Iowa. Bristol died in a car crash early Saturday morning. He was 54 years old. Bristol did photojournalism work, and was also an agricultural photographer.August 16, 2006
  • Jay Heikes and Ordinary Culture
    Jay Heikes moved to Minneapolis from Ann Arbor in the late '90s. He played in some rock bands, worked at a local print shop and tried to make it as an artist. He then did what a lot of artists do -- he went to grad school and scraped by financially. But then something happened to him that doesn't happen to a lot of other artists. He got into the Whitney Biennial.August 8, 2006
  • Eastman Johnson's legacy in art
    An art exhibit in Duluth portrays the lives of Ojibwe Indians, as white settlers were moving to Wisconsin and Minnesota.July 4, 2006
  • Minnesota Rocks! revisited
    Artists from around the world have been hard at work in St. Paul as part of an international stone carving symposium. The results of their work will become public art all over the city.June 30, 2006
  • Climatology takes on a new meaning
    Political climates, social climates and scientific climates all play a role in Inigo Manglano-Ovalle's art. He has his first major show in Minnesota at the Rochester Art Center. It opens this weekend.June 22, 2006
  • Minnesota rocks
    Artists from around world are in St. Paul to celebrate the most common material on the planet -- rock. Over the next six weeks, a group of master stonecarvers will transform Minnesota quarry stone into art.May 23, 2006
  • Socialist realist and nonconformist art collide in Minneapolis
    A new exhibit at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis presents two distinct interpretations of Soviet life in late 20th century.May 22, 2006
  • Preparing Borg Queen Barby for battle
    This weekend Millipede, Mangler and Borg Queen Barby will battle at Mechwars 9 in Minneapolis. It's a biannual competition between remote control robots fighting to obliteration. Design, engineering and fun all go into making the 'bots, but destruction is the only thing that makes a winner.May 18, 2006

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