Visual Arts

  • Mom Culture blends high art with little ones
    When many people become parents, they say goodbye to going to the concerts, plays, and other cultural events. It's not just for lack of time. It's also that highbrow audiences and the pre-potty trained mix like oil and water. Now an organization in the Twin Cities, called Mom Culture, is changing that.December 13, 2009
  • Images from the Arctic
    Paul Nicklen's curiousity about animals in the Arctic has led him to lots of close encounters. One of those encounters was with a sharp toothed leopard seal, an animal he says is both aggressive and playful.Midmorning, December 4, 2009
  • Weisman paintings may be forgeries
    Staff at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis say they're waiting to hear from the FBI about allegations some of their paintings may be fakes.October 30, 2009
  • Minnesota potter makes art at 2,400 degrees
    Making art can be a delicate, quiet process; but when Minnesota potter Pete Landherr spends four straight days firing his pottery, the rolling ball of flame from his kiln can be seen for miles on the prairies of southwest Minnesota.October 21, 2009
  • The relic hunter
    From the mountains of Nepal to the rain forests of Suriname, Ian Grant travels the world in search of unique and meaningful objects. He joins Midmorning to talk about his business, his belief in sustainable and ethical commerce, and his new Travel Channel series.Midmorning, October 14, 2009
  • 'Nobody' comes to Minneapolis
    It's a big week for Minnesota movies, and not just because of the Coen Brothers. Tonight in Minneapolis the stars will walk the red carpet for the world premiere of "Nobody," a new comedy shot in and around a well known Twin Cities art school.October 1, 2009
  • The art of books
    He's known for his innovative book covers, yet even he says a great cover can't sell a book. Midmorning speaks with graphic designer and author Chip Kidd.Midmorning, September 16, 2009
  • Changes in 'The Quick and the Dead'
    The Walker Art Center's exhibition of conceptual art entitled "The Quick and the Dead" is unusual - not least because several of the exhibits are designed to change over time. The show has been open for three and a half months and some of the pieces are now markedly different.August 14, 2009
  • Minnesotan spots doctored photos in New York Times Magazine
    MPR's Tom Crann asks Adam Gurno of Rosemont to describe the image from Sunday's New York Times Magazine that raised suspicions of photo doctoring.July 8, 2009
  • Author bases novel on grandmother's life in 1907 Winona
    Jane Kirkpatrick had a unique resource writing her latest historical novel: photographs her grandmother took a century ago around Winona.June 17, 2009
  • MIA's 'Sin and Salvation' gives glimpse at pre-Raphaelite master
    A new exhibit opening Sunday at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts offers a rare glimpse into the complicated life of a pre-Raphaelite master. William Holman Hunt's paintings of religious scenes were enormously popular in the late 19th century.June 12, 2009
  • Artist takes steps toward floating cities of the future
    Tomas Saraceno doesn't just dream of floating cities in the air, he's actually working toward building them. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is currently showing "Lighter than Air," his first large scale exhibit in the US.June 10, 2009
  • Cherry to return to the Walker
    The Cherry returns to Minneapolis later this morning. For the last two months the red steel fruit from the iconic Spoonbridge with Cherry sculpture has been in a workshop in Hugo undergoing refurbishment.May 1, 2009
  • 'The Quick and the Dead' brings concepts to the Walker
    The words 'conceptual art' are enough to get some people running the other way. However, the Walker Art Center hopes to change that with its huge new show "The Quick and the Dead" opening this weekend. With almost a hundred works by 53 artists, the show presents some very different takes on the world where we live.April 24, 2009
  • Pecha Kucha arrives in Minnesota
    A new kind of party designed to cause cross pollination of ideas, arrives in the Twin Cities this week. It's like a salon, but the pace is much quicker. The first challenge may be agreeing on how to pronounce the event's name.April 14, 2009

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