Visual Arts

  • Three artists recognized for their enduring vision
    The Bush Foundation is presenting its first Enduring Vision Awards. Three established mid-career artists with $100,000 each.June 9, 2008
  • New exhibit features Alec Soth's Mississippi photos
    A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts features the work of Minneapolis photographer Alec Soth. "Sleeping by the Mississippi" is a collection of large photographic prints that were originally published in a book by the same name. MPR's Cathy Wurzer took a tour of the exhibit recently.June 5, 2008
  • Crazy Horse memorial turns 60 this year
    The Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota marks its 60th anniversary this month. When complete, it will be the world's largest sculpture.June 3, 2008
  • Junk meets art to play golf
    This weekend, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis launches a summerlong celebration of the 20th anniversary of its sculpture garden. There will be exhibits, a huge "Rock the Garden" concert, and a brand new mini-golf course. Fourteen teams of designers, architects, painters, sculptors and other creative types each built green-themed holes.May 22, 2008
  • The MIA hails the RNC
    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has announced it will mount a special exhibition later this summer design to draw in attendees to the Republican National Convention.May 21, 2008
  • Minneapolis artist adds new dimensions to his landscapes
    After years of building a following for his striking landscapes Minneapolis, painter Gregory Euclide is trying something else.May 14, 2008
  • A life behind the lens
    Minnesota native Annie Griffiths Belt joined National Geographic magazine 30 years ago as one of the youngest photographers, and one of a few women. She talks about how she breaks down the barriers between photographer and subject. One detail -- she never carries a camera bag.Midmorning, May 7, 2008
  • August Sander: Father of modern portrait photography
    An exhibition of the work of portrait photographer August Sander is now on display at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis.March 23, 2008
  • The man who invented appropriation
    Painter and sculptor Richard Prince is famed in the art world for taking other people's work and presenting it as his own.March 21, 2008
  • Abstract painter sees stripes
    Sean Scully is one of the most respected abstract artists in the world. For the last 35 years he's explored just one shape: the stripe. This weekend the Minneapolis Institute of Arts opens a show of Scully's prints. Scully believes there is more to his stripes than meets the eye.February 29, 2008
  • What our masks reveal about ourselves
    A Minneapolis photographer uses an ancient art form to get her subjects to examine their inner selves. Barbara Cummard leads workshops where people make face masks revealing something about who they are on the inside, which she then captures on film.February 29, 2008
  • Revisioning the suburbs
    The American suburb has been revered as a middle class utopia. It's also been ridiculed as a vast expanse of architectural monotony and social conformity. The truth is more complex.February 14, 2008
  • Art and leadership
    The Twin Cities' newest museum directors share their vision for their respective and very different art centers.Midmorning, February 12, 2008
  • Kaywin Feldman looks to the MIA's future
    The state's two internationally known art museums, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center, are launching new eras under new leadership.January 24, 2008
  • Is photography a dying art form?
    Photographers used to depend on film and dark rooms to create images that enlightened and challenged viewers. In the digital age, some photographers find themselves rethinking the way they express themselves.Midmorning, January 24, 2008

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