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.


Minnesota History Center creates a new home for the state's Native Americans

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


Christmas-themed Haunted Basement opens this weekend at Rosedale Center

Ho-ho-haunted basement? Your yuletide just got spookier.


With holiday feasting over, feast your eyes on these Twin Cities art exhibits

No desire to go shopping? Check out these three shows.


Holiday exhibit imagines past, present and future of Scandinavia

Personal ties abound in the American Swedish Institute's holiday display.


'The Walker is like family': Minnesota collectors give the museum a remakable gift

Assembled over 60 years, the exquisite art collection of Erwin and Miriam Kelen has a new home at the Walker.


Artist Cara Romero plays with Native tricksters, clay goddesses and creation stories in Minneapolis show

Cara Romero blends a sense of humanity with the supernatural.


Franconia Sculpture Park's new leader aims to go beyond 'big art'

A summer solstice festival, a camp for kids and a wider diversity of artists are all on Porcella's agenda.


Minnesota artists go big for 'On the Verge' exhibition at Rochester Art Center

Rochester Art Center hosts the yearly Minnesota showcase.


In show at St. Olaf, artist Coco Fusco confronts Cuba's past, and tries to shape its future

Noted artist Coco Fusco is the subject of a show at St. Olaf.


His plans for this Minneapolis museum are bigger than Russia itself

Mark Meister, who launched the Children's Museum, has ambitious plans for the Museum of Russian Art.