Critic / reporter | Visual art

Alicia Eler is the Star Tribune's visual art critic/arts reporter. She is the author of the book “The Selfie Generation” (Skyhorse Publishing), which has been reviewed in the New York Times, WIRED Magazine and the Chicago Tribune.

A native of Chicago by way of L.A., Eler's writing has also been published in Glamour, the Guardian, CNN, Hyperallergic, Art21 Magazine, LA Weekly, and Aperture.


Legacy of Gordon Parks lives on, in a photo show at St. Paul museum

Show weaves his work with that of an artist he influenced.


Pedal-powered bus will shuttle visitors as Art Shanty returns to icy Lake Harriet

As the Art Shanty Projects return to icy Lake Harriet, we went behind the scenes with one of the creative teams.


Aitkin museum is dedicated to Minnesota wildlife artist

A Minnesota small-town gem, Jaques Art Center celebrates 25 years with giant show on the great Minnesota wildlife painter Francis Lee Jaques.


To invite new audiences, Twin Cities museums are translating the humble wall label

At Twin Cities museums, art speaks more than one language.


Kid-centered photo show is anything but cute at Minneapolis Institute of Art

It features more than 100 youth-focused photographs from the past century.


Don't miss these 5 Twin Cities art exhibits that are closing soon

Now that 2020 is here, everything starts anew. But a few killer art exhibitions are lingering into the next decade for just a few more…


Minneapolis art exhibit rejects 'Middle East' in favor of a more inclusive community

Show at SooVAC rejects the term "Middle East" in favor of a more inclusive look at the region.


Art at the airport: 10 great spots to catch a flight of fancy

Mario Montalvo was busy texting away at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Behind him, rabbits, faces and pots made of ceramics loomed. “Sometimes airports can be…


There's a new 'Home' for Dakota & Ojibwe at Minnesota History Center

Minnesota History Center creates a dedicated space to highlight Dakota and Ojibwe life, then and now.


5 Twin Cities spots to buy gifts for the artist or art-lover in your life

Shopping for the holidays can be an overwhelming ordeal if you don’t know where to go. There are more than 100,000 artists residing in…