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Laugh At Death: Kris Martin on Mortality, Silent Bells and the Skeleton He Buried in an Art Museum's Front Lawn

Paul Schmelzer | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts
Paul Schmelzer

As spring again sputters into being and we witness another revolution of the life/death/life cycle, a recently installed artwork in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden stands as a marker of this type of transition.

How the Arts Are Reinventing, Not Replacing, Existing Centers

John Rampton | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
John Rampton

This may not be the great civic building boom of the '60s, but it is a great opportunity for communities to rededicate themselves to their arts spaces of all sizes as they enter a great new era.

To Kill or Not to Kill, That is the Question

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

While the whole world is watching the latest political "reality show" -the Christie-gate -the smaller world of art follows the morbid news of the up...

Doug Aitken: All Aboard the Art Train

MutualArt | Posted 09.03.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

All aboard the art express! Next week, Doug Aitken’s art train project, Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening, will embark on a cross-country ...

Towards Home: Michael Pollan and Fritz Heag on Reviving the Domestic

Paul Schmelzer | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts
Paul Schmelzer

Artist Fritz Haeg and author Michael Pollan are on parallel trajectories these days: both food activists and gardening enthusiasts, they're pursuing the next steps of their work -- going from the garden into the home.

Provocative Choices for Orchestras

Jesse Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Orchestras have some choices ahead. They can observe these developments as interesting and positive but ultimately not relevant to their futures. Or they might want to find ways to affiliate and partner with these ensembles, leveraging their respective assets.

Artist Interview: Aaron Spangler

Kari Adelaide | Posted 02.14.2013 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

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Does This Local Restaurant Have The Best Bathroom In America?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.07.2013 | San Francisco

Stumbling upon the perfect public restroom is kind of seeing a unicorn in a forest clearing--you instantly want to run out and tell everyone you know ...

IS IT ART?: Cat Videos

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.31.2012 | Arts

Because art is confusing and we don't always know it when we see it, we at HuffPost Arts & Culture are inaugurating a new series called "Is It Art?" ...

OMG: The Internet Cat Video Film Festival Is A Thing

Posted 07.16.2012 | Technology

Move over, Cannes, Minneapolis might just be home to the greatest film festival ever. On August 30, feline aficionados will have the chance to lau...

Marc Bamuthi Joseph: The Art of Collaboration and Community-Building

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

2012-03-15-20120314marcbamuthijoseph_breakspic12_PPthumb.jpg Today spoken word/hip hop theater artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph's red, black & GREEN: a blues opens at the Walker Art Center.

Putting The "Cult" In Cult Classic

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

"Monet had his water lilies, and I have my panties." --Frank Gaard The Walker Art Center is launching the largest showing of the idiosyncratic art...

This Biomorphic Artwork Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

Elizabeth Simonson is a Minneapolis native who has been making science-based art for years. Last December, Simonson installed a "biomorphic, bead-base...

Growing Art and Artists: Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Walker Art Center

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

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Visiting Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The new Guthrie is a gorgeous tower of a building, a vertical experience bathed in a royal blue. Its lobby is spacious, but leads to escalators (or elevators) that whisk you to the performance spaces upstairs.

Half-way Between Gesture and Thought: Choreographer Sarah Michelson's "Devotion"

Selby Drummond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Selby Drummond

Sitting in a 300-person audience with Marina Abramovic and members of the Wooster Group, one gets the sense that Michelson, for those that don't know her work, is an artist's artist.

Museums 2.0: What Happens When Great Art Meets New Media?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Arianna Huffington

Museums deliver what has become increasingly rare in our world: the opportunity to disconnect from our hyper-connected lives, and the possibility of wonder.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Sol LeWitt's 2D+3D At The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Sol LeWitt WHAT: Sol LeWitt: 2D+3D WHEN: November 18, 2010 - April 24, 2011 WHERE: Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 554...

FILM RETROSPECTIVE: Ousmane Sembene's 'African Stories,' On View At Walker Art Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Ousmane Sembene WHAT: African Stories- Film Retrospective WHEN: November 5- November 20, 2010 WHERE: Walker Art Center Walker Cinema, 1750 Hen...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: With The Void, Full Powers - Yves Klein At The Walker Art Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Yves Klein WHAT: Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers WHEN: October 23, 2010 - February 13, 2011 WHERE: ...

Highlights This Week: From Berlin To Amexica

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This week's Arts page explored the 'dark arts' side of puppetry, celebrated the rise, fall, and subsequent rise of artist Rob Pruitt, Yoko Ono's solo ...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Adventures In New Puppetry At Walker Art Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM WHAT: Dark Matters WHEN: Thursday-Saturday, October14-16, 2010 WHERE: Walker Art Center William and Nadine McGuire The...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Photographer Alec Soth's Lens On America: 15 Years Of Work On View

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Alec Soth WHAT: From Here to There: Alec Soth's America WHEN: September 12, 2010 - January 2, 2011 WHERE: Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Ave,...

"Spiritual America": Censorship at Yale, and Now London?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond J. Learsy

Ominously, officers of the London Police forced the withdrawal of a naked image of actress Brooke Shields, aged 10, from the newly opened "Pop Life" exhibition at the Tate Modern.

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.