Apr 14, 2014
Camille LeFevre reports back from Northrop's grand reopening, a gala affair complete with a fabulous performance of "Giselle" by American Ballet Theatre and an appearance by U of MN's Goldy the Gopher.
Apr 9, 2014
JXTA Expands Its Reach
Juxtaposition Arts' innovative youth art and design lab is growing fast and getting national recognition for putting North Minneapolis young people to work for their community and lighting a path to sustainable careers in the arts.
Apr 2, 2014
Getting to Know 'YOU'
Morgan Thorson's latest dance work, which just premiered at Bedlam Lowertown, explores the thorny, exhilarating, devastating process of acquaintance and familiarity with subtlety and nuance.
Apr 1, 2014
Andy Sturdevant revisits the long, strange career of Martin Woodrich with this story on the Minneapolis-based artist's surprising adventures in space.
Mar 24, 2014
Music for Space Stations
On Minnesota's second coldest March 1st ever, electronic musicians Justin Meyers, Eric Frye and Jeff Witscher played a show at Midway Contemporary Art. Writer Jay Orff offers an essay on the scene.
Mar 19, 2014
Nathaniel Smith and Scott Stulen
mnartists.org director Scott Stulen recently left to become a curator for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In the weeks before he packed up his family to move, we sat him down for a candid conversation on the state of Minnesota's arts scene.
Mar 14, 2014
Pangaea Station: The Venus of Willendorf
In this episode of mnartists' "fun-ducational" art history web series, filmed on location at the Pangaea Station far below Minneapolis, host Taylor Baldry discusses the Venus of Willendorf, among other things,
Mar 7, 2014
Show Don't Tell
Four years ago, the UK-based Kneehigh Theatre wowed Twin Cities audiences with an adaptation of Noel Coward's BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Their return to the Guthrie stage, TRISTAN & YSEULT, has the same high-octane stagecraft if not quite as much magic.
Mar 5, 2014
Photographer Peter Happel Christian is as concerned with the material experience of his medium as he is its results: that fleeting moment of attention caught by his lens, the tangible effect of time's passage on image, print and paper.
Mar 4, 2014
New York Hodgy Podgy
New York’s jazz scene is bathed in a nostalgic light so soulful and evocative that the storied past those musicians inhabit feels immediate—like, if you could just get yourself there, you might run into John Coltrane on the street.
Feb 19, 2014
Pangaea Station Art Education Video Series: Pilot
mnartists' "fun-ducational" art history web series, hosted by Taylor Baldry, is filmed on location at the Pangaea Station - a subterranean, mobile, geo-practical facility beneath Minneapolis sponsored by the Zorn Corporation.
Feb 4, 2014
A (Cat) Filmmaker's Sundance Diary
What's it like to be at Sundance but not quite inside the golden circle of A-list parties and buzzworthy screenings? Cat filmmaker Alana Grelyak reports back on the swag-seeking hustle at this year's film festival in Park City, Utah.
Jan 27, 2014
Dancing to the Singularity
UK-based Random Dance is known for interdisciplinary forays into "embodied cognition," movement investigations into how the evolving interplay of mind, body and technology are changing the boundaries of what it means to be human.
Jan 24, 2014
Rock of All Ages
Running a music venue is a volatile business, and when you take booze sales out of the equation, you're left with a business model that virtually guarantees hard times. Where does that leave the all-ages clubs so important to budding fans and musicians?
Dec 17, 2013
Our monthly literary podcast is going on hiatus, but we're ending with a bang. December's holiday-themed edition features "The Mitten," a tale by acclaimed storyteller, playwright and author, Kevin Kling.
Dec 13, 2013
A History of Cabin Time
A group of Midwestern artists gets snowed in Up North. They build fires, take hikes, share meals, make art -- and document everything. And a scrappy, nomadic, thoroughly 21st-century artist residency is born.
Dec 4, 2013
The Artists' Quarter is closing at the end of the year and, musician Jeremy Walker notes, no one in this arts-generous, cultured city has yet stepped up to say, "We need to save this important home for jazz, and I am willing to write the check." Why not?
Dec 3, 2013
Painting a Place Between Invention and Memory
Scott Murphy's paintings are uncanny, resonant and utterly unconcerned with art world trends. For him, paint serves as a mode of communion, his own distinct way of seeing and showing the surrounding world and its almost-but-not-quite knowable inhabitants.
Nov 26, 2013
On HIJACK at 20
Dense, sly, rampant with references and footnotes, HIJACK ‘s collaborative dance work marries tight composition and form to a rampage of ideas.
Nov 21, 2013
Lumber and Lutheran Grit
Andy Sturdevant reflects on the peculiarly Minnesotan virtues of Chris Larson's work, marked both by "a plenitude of lumber" and old-fashioned Lutheran grit.
Nov 21, 2013
Pass the Wishbone
This month's edition of the podcast features a moody road trip tale, "The Driving Hour," by writer Darci Schummer.
Nov 14, 2013
Deborah Keenan: Prompts, Poems and Pictures
Both author and publisher simply call FROM TIGER TO PRAYER a writer's workbook, a volume small enough to fit in your palm, with 79 writing prompts by poet and teacher Deborah Keenan. We say, in that case, you'd have to call it a workbook on steroids.
Nov 13, 2013
Lovely Meeting Places for Terrible Pain
National Book Award finalist Matt Rasmussen's genius with language and image is sufficient to turn even impossibly painful subject matter into fiercely honest and deeply resonant poetry.
Nov 5, 2013
Being Karen Sherman
Lightsey Darst interviews polymath artist and dancemaker Karen Sherman whose show, "One with Others," makes a Twin Cities stop on its national tour this week.