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  • '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
  • Artist stitches together cultures
    One young Minneapolis artist is creating new work that brings the worlds of high art and street art together.October 8, 2007
  • Minnesota film maker explores the tragedy of Darfur
    Minnesota native Annie Sundberg's new documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback" examines the deteriorating situation in Darfur through the eyes of a former US Marine turned peace monitor.October 8, 2007
  • From jock to artist
    In high school, R. Justin Stewart was a complete jock. Now just a few years later, the University of Minnesota student is an internationally acclaimed sculptor.October 4, 2007
  • A Capitol photographer
    The Minnesota State Capitol building has been around for 102 years. For almost a third of that time, Tom Olmscheid has been taking pictures of it.September 27, 2007
  • Minnesota photographer captures the prairie
    Many people dismiss the North Dakota plains as an uninspiring landscape. A Moorhead photographer, Wayne Gudmundson, uses words like comfortable and intimidating to describe the prairie. Gudmundson has spent 35 years photographing the prairie and a retrospective of his work opens this week.September 26, 2007
  • North Shore writer and artist conjure an "Agate"
    A new children's book by two northern Minnesota writers combines vibrant watercolors with a gentle message of positive self-esteem.August 20, 2007
  • Snow vision
    One photographer's upbringing on the ice gives him an eye for nature and a mission to capture the effects of global warming on film.Midmorning, August 20, 2007
  • Grand carving on a small scale
    In a small town on the St. Croix lives one of only a few hundred artists in the world who carry on a centuries-old Japanese tradition called netsuke. It involves carving detailed figures on a miniature scale.August 1, 2007
  • Picture perfect van
    The 13th annual Art Car Parade cruises through Minneapolis on Saturday. Art car owners cover their cars in all sorts of things: cork, grass, action figures, almost anything that's interesting for people to look at.July 20, 2007
  • These pioneer painters wore long dresses
    Even before women had the right to vote, there were female artists in Minnesota who supported themselves painting portraits, landscapes and still-lifes. Pioneering work by the state's first professional women painters is on display in a new exhibition in St. Paul.July 20, 2007
  • Lynn Redgrave reflects on her life's work, and fighting for her life
    Stage and film star Lynn Redgrave talks about her career, working through illness and growing up in a famous acting family.Midmorning, July 19, 2007
  • Founder of MIA's photography department has died
    Minnesota has lost a champion of great photography. Ted Hartwell, who founded the photography department at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, died Tuesday at the age of 73. Hartwell belonged to the first generation of photography curators in American museums.July 11, 2007
  • Northern landscapes reflect Nordic identity
    A new exhibition of paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts explores the importance of the landscape to Nordic cultural identity.June 22, 2007
  • American artists had an answer for Picasso
    Some of America's foremost painters tried to beat the great Pablo Picasso at his own game, creating works that heavily referenced Picasso's images. A new exhibition at the Walker Art Center reveals how the American response to Picasso spawned a whole new artistic movement.June 18, 2007

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