Visual Arts

  • Art sale recalls Middle America's brush with painting
    Painting by numbers was a fad in the '50s. Now these paintings are becoming collectors' items. One local artist is putting part of his collection up for sale in Minneapolis.February 23, 2007
  • Kara Walker's art traces the color line
    Kara Walker may be the only artist to tackle racism, slavery, sexual abuse or oppression in a way that at first seems beautiful, poetic and even witty. The Walker Art Center is currently presenting the first-ever survey of the 37-year-old artist's work.February 20, 2007
  • Cecilia Ramon deals with fear through art
    Cecilia Ramon spent many years afraid. She grew up in Argentina during the "Dirty War" in the late 1970s and early '80s. She says she was afraid for so long that it's become a way of life for her. Now, living in Duluth, she's dealing with that fear through her art.February 18, 2007
  • Thinking about Fatimah in America
    An Arab artist examines her religion in an exhibit at Gustavus Adolphus College.February 12, 2007
  • Preserving the prairie
    A rebroadcast of Kerri Miller's conversation with photographer Jim Brandenburg, whose passion for preserving the prairie fires his craft. He talks about his efforts to acquire land to return to prairie and his many other, photographic projects.Midmorning, December 27, 2006
  • Karl Unnasch's strange animals
    Dead snakes, desiccated cats and goats are just a few of the creatures southeastern Minnesota artist Karl Unnasch uses to think about life.November 24, 2006
  • Minnesotan's JFK painting bound for Vatican
    A controversial painting of John F. Kennedy's dying moments is on display at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The unveiling of the painting corresponds with a week-long symposium the church has convened on the Kennedy assassination.November 15, 2006
  • The Images of war
    Veterans of the Iraq war are surviving more devastating injuries than ever before. A new book examines the physical and psychological trauma that some vets never escape.Midmorning, November 10, 2006
  • 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

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