Visual Arts

  • Twin Cities native finds the connection between her uncle and Andy Warhol
    Minneapolis native Esther Robinson discovered by chance that her uncle was at the center of one of the most exciting times in American art history. Now she's telling his story in her film, "A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory."January 17, 2008
  • Exploring democracy and citizenship through art
    What exactly does art have to do with democracy?January 11, 2008
  • When furniture becomes sculpture - and vice versa
    There's an old joke about a gallery visitor sitting down to rest weary feet, only to be sternly told to get off the sculpture. There will be no such confusion at the Functional Sculpture exhibit at Carleton College in Northfield.January 11, 2008
  • JoAnn Verburg relates to the world through her camera
    St. Paul's JoAnn Verburg says she's awful at taking family snapshots. Which is a little strange, because Verburg's art photographs, which often feature her husband, are in museum collections around the country. A retrospective of her work opens at the Walker Art Center this weekend.January 10, 2008
  • A DNA portrait reveals more than what you look like
    Imagine a portrait that showed not only who you are, but where you came from hundreds of generations ago through your unique genetic code.January 2, 2008
  • The Beatles' one-night stand in Bloomington
    Bill Carlson was 17 years old when he got a press pass to photograph the Beatles during their one and only show in Minnesota. Few of those photos saw the light of day until recently, when Carlson decided to publish them in a book called "The Beatles! A One-Night Stand in the Heartland."December 21, 2007
  • Capturing dark beauties on paper
    The ugly duckling of the Order Lepidoptera is the moth. No butterfly would be caught dead near one. But artist Joseph Scheer parades the hidden beauty of these creatures.December 11, 2007
  • Finding beauty in the religions of others
    A Minneapolis sculptor uses handmade paper, uprooted trees, grapevines, and dried roses to tell a story of loss, displacement and personal spiritual transcendance.December 6, 2007
  • Photographer puts the present in the past
    A Minneapolis artist is giving new life to objects which have sat tucked away on the shelves of a local museum for years.December 4, 2007
  • Photographer Craig Blacklock seeks to preserve the North Shore
    Nature photographer Craig Blacklock is using his latest book and DVD to educate Minnesotans about development around Lake Superior.November 19, 2007
  • Wing Young Huie searches for Asian America
    Photographer Wing Young Huie offers Minnesotans a chance to look at themselves. For his well-known projects "Frogtown" and "Lake Street" he captured extraordinary images of ordinary people in St. Paul and Minneapolis. However in Huie's new book, "Looking for Asian America", he went in search of himself.November 16, 2007
  • 'Lessening Fear Through Creativity'
    A public art project, called "Lessening Fear Through Creativity" opens Friday at the Minneapolis Public Library. It is designed to get people to consider panhandlers in a new light.November 15, 2007
  • Socialist art finds life after socialism
    The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis is currently showing an exhibition dedicated to the work of one of Russia's most reknowned socialist realism painters, Geli Korzhev.November 11, 2007
  • Walker Art Center launches major Frida Kahlo Show
    The first U.S. exhibit of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's work in more than a decade opens this weekend at the Walker Art Center.October 25, 2007
  • 'My Kid Could Paint That' - or could she?
    Amir Bar-Lev's life changed the day he heard abstract paintings by 4-year-old girl were selling for thousands of dollars. His film called "My Kid Could Paint That," opens locally this weekend.October 18, 2007

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