Alicia Eler | Star Tribune
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.


10 must-see pieces at the Minnesota State Fair fine arts show

This year brought less overtly political work, more depictions of women, fewer animals and a lot of imagery of American Indians.


Once-taboo images by a Minnesota-born photographer reveal lesbian lives in the 1970s

Once-taboo images by a Minnesota-born photographer reveal lesbian lives in the 1970s.


R.J. Kern photographs 'best' animals for Minnesota State Fair

Twin Cities photographer R.J. Kern showcases pairs of prizewinners from last year's Minnesota State Fair.


Minnesota Museum of American Art's new curator: 'There are widespread calls to decolonize museums'

Macalester alum Laura Wertheim Joseph brings broad arts experience to Minnesota Museum of American Art.


'Bone man' artist Gendron Jensen dies at age 79

He died last month in New Mexico after a battle with a rare bone cancer. "The irony of that diagnosis was not lost on him," a friend said.


Last chance to see groundbreaking art show by more than 100 Native female artists in Minneapolis

More than 100 Native female artists from across the U.S. and Canada came together for the groundbreaking exhibition “Hearts of Our People,” the first…


These 3 builders helped shape Twin Cities architectural landscape

Mill City exhibit showcases work of black groundbreakers Cap Wigington, Casiville Bullard and William Hazel.


Photos under Uptown bridge draw attention to the problem of homelessness in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis homeless camp inspired a photographer to get off Instagram and onto the street.


Punk dream catchers and native iconography make magic in two Twin Cities exhibitions

Two exhibits show the unique worldview of Brad Kahlhamer.


Minnesota historical figures step out of the shadows and into the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

New works in Sculpture Garden bring historical figures back into the light