Visual Arts

  • 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
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov, photographer
    Legendary dancer and occasional actor Mikhail Baryshnikov was in Minneapolis this weekend for the opening of an exhibition of his photography.June 22, 2008
  • The ugly side of 'America the Beautiful'
    Film maker Darryl Roberts wanted to explore America's obsession with beauty. His documentary "American the Beautiful" became a scathing indictment.June 19, 2008
  • Artists go with the Flow at MCAD
    A bulletproof umbrella and a book riddled with holes don't seem to have much in common, but they are both part of a new exhibit at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design which explores time and the landscape.June 18, 2008
  • Star Wars blasts into the Science Museum
    The much anticipated Star Wars exhibit opens today at the Science Museum of Minnesota.June 13, 2008
  • Meredith Monk ascends in song
    A new work by composer Meredith Monk opens tonight at the Walker Art Center.June 12, 2008
  • When bridge-building becomes art
    Painter Scott Lloyd Anderson says he couldn't bear to go and look at the collapsed 35W bridge. It was just too tragic. Nowadays though, he's over at the construction site regularly, painting pictures of the new bridge.June 11, 2008
  • 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

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