Visual Arts

  • The art of war
    Midmorning talks with two combat artists about their work and the tradition of combat art.Midmorning, April 4, 2006
  • Is it right to call a Lincoln impersonator "Honest Abe"?
    A new photography exhibit in Minneapolis is calling on viewers to question the symbols we choose to represent American history.March 22, 2006
  • Minnesotans make a mark at New York's Whitney Biennial
    The Whitney Biennial is the most influential group art show in the country. This year, there's a surge in the number of Minnesota artists invited to show their work.March 16, 2006
  • Kiki Smith: The Gathering, 1980-2005
    A new exhibit at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is a collection of works by American artist Kiki Smith. For the past 25 years, Smith has created art using a wide variety of materials which explore themes from human anatomy to fairy tales.February 24, 2006
  • Capturing the moment
    A traveling exhibit of Pulitzer Prize photographs is riveting audiences in St. Paul and around the country. Midmorning examines what it is that makes these images so powerful.December 21, 2005
  • Water-soaked colors
    One of Minnesota's best-known watercolor artists has just published a book for children. It's called "Noel," and it's a free-flowing poem by Tony Johnston about the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas. The softly colored paintings are by Duluth-based painter Cheng-Khee Chee.December 9, 2005
  • Private art collection goes public
    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is opening an exhibition of paintings that until this year, have never been seen together in public. They all belong to one Minneapolis native who has a passion - and a talent - for collecting.December 1, 2005
  • Shortage of willing models poses challenge for Minneapolis artist
    In Minneapolis an artist has confronted what some may view as a double standard about nudity by painting a bunch of naked men.November 25, 2005
  • Duluth artist rediscovered
    Duluth is rediscovering David Ericson, an early 20th century painter who combined influences of Whistler and Impressionism. A major exhibit at the Tweed Museum celebrates his work.November 15, 2005
  • Painting a war zone
    The term "embedded journalist" is a well-known phrase. But how about "embedded artist?" Steve Mumford is a New York City painter who spent 10 months chronicling life in post-war Iraq. He discussed his experiences with students at the University of Minnesota.November 9, 2005
  • Walter Anderson: Artist of the Wild
    A new exhibit at the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis takes an artistic look at the natural world through an eccentric man's eyes.November 8, 2005
  • The Pulitzer Prize Photographs: Capture the Moment
    A Flash presentation about The Pulitzer Prize Photographs exhibt at the Minnesota History Center.October 13, 2005
  • Churches reflect Minnesota's history
    From one-room chapels to grand cathedrals, churches all over the state are part of Minnesota's landscape. Now nearly 100 of those churches are showcased in a new book, "Churches of Minnesota."October 12, 2005
  • Donovan Durham's 'Fantastic Print Show'
    One of the perks of being an artist is sometimes you get to name your own show. Painter and sketch artist Donovan Durham called his: "Donovan Durham's Fantastic Print Show." It turns out his life story is just as fantastic as his art.August 10, 2005
  • Painting with sound
    What do you do if one day you realize the job you've loved all your life isn't cutting it anymore? Here's the story of a man who changed his art, and how the art changed the man.August 1, 2005

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