Visual Arts

  • 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
  • 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

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