Visual Arts

  • Painting the beauty and ambiguity of the Iraq war
    Soldiers who've experienced the war in Iraq say no matter how many images people see of the conflict, they can never truly understand what it's like. Knowing this, one Minnesota painter is still seeking to get closer to the truth.November 25, 2008
  • Picturing the cold
    Minneapolis photographer Stuart Klipper captures images on film of places most people will never have the chance to see in person. His new book "The Antarctic: From the Circle to the Pole" explores the stark loneliness of the Antarctic landscape.November 4, 2008
  • Haunted basement attracts while it scares
    People are flocking to the Soap Factory gallery in Minneapolis to be scared. The gallery, just across the river from downtown, is making use of its 125-year-old building to present an artist-designed Haunted Basement.October 28, 2008
  • MIA exhibit showcases modern art from India
    We've all heard about India as a burgeoning economic power, but what do we really know about its people and its culture? This weekend the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is opening an exhibition of photography and video from the fast-developing country.October 24, 2008
  • Edward Curtis, driven by a dream
    The American photographer thought big and he set out to document the North American Indian, and made it his life's work. Author Alan Cheuse has written a new novel based on Curtis' and will be in the Twin Cities as part of the Twin Cities Book Festival.October 9, 2008
  • Russian religous icons that survived a revolution
    Ornate religious icons never before seen in the United States are now on display at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis.September 26, 2008
  • Vatican Splendors come to Minnesota
    Minnesotans have a chance to see more than 200 treasures from the Vatican in Rome.September 26, 2008
  • MIA to host Louvre collection
    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will exhibit more than 60 works of art from the Louvre museum in Paris next year.September 9, 2008
  • The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden turns 20
    Twenty years ago this week, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden opened to the public. It's one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the country. MPR's Cathy Wurzer recently took a walking tour of the garden with Olga Viso, head of the Walker Art Center.September 8, 2008
  • If Stone Could Speak
    If you have ever wondered at the magnificent stonework at the St Paul Cathedral, local documentary filmmaker Randy Croce has a story for you.August 29, 2008
  • Vandalized sculpture restored ahead of schedule
    A popular St. Paul sculpture vandalized in July has been restored, several weeks ahead of schedule.August 22, 2008
  • The flying photographer
    Some people go to drastic lengths to take a great picture. For photographer Maxwell Mackenzie it meant learning to fly -- with his feet.August 20, 2008
  • Phalen neighborhood rallies around defaced sculpture
    Several neighborhood groups and arts organizations from St. Paul's east side are holding a ceremony tonight in response to a recent hate crime.August 15, 2008
  • Community upset over defaced sculpture
    Residents of St. Paul's east side are trying to figure out how to deal with what police are treating as a hate crime. Several weeks ago, vandals swept through a local park and defaced a popular sculpture.August 6, 2008
  • Lee Friedlander: Photographer of everything
    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts presents an exhibition by encyclopedic photographer Lee Friedlander.June 27, 2008

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