Reporter | Arts and Culture

Jenna Ross is an arts and culture reporter.

Before joining the Star Tribune's arts and entertainment team, she covered regional and breaking news as an enterprise reporter, spotting emerging issues and intriguing characters. Her favorite stories on that beat seemed to involve big lakes: the winter surfing scene on Lake Superior, the longtime teacher at a one-room schoolhouse on Lake of the Woods. She has also covered higher education and suburban news for the newspaper.


After Cuba and South Africa, next stop for Minnesota Orchestra is Vietnam

It was invited to perform in Hanoi for the 25th anniversary of restored diplomatic relations. It also will play South Korea for the first time.


Minneapolis Institute of Art turns to Texas, hires second female director

Katherine Luber has led the San Antonio Museum of Art for eight years and brings some business world know-how to the job.


Extreme example of the Norwegian art form 'rosemaling' found in a tiny Minnesota town

A Scandinavian-inspired home in quaint Milan is covered in a renowned painter's life's work.


Discovering Lake Superior's deepest, lost shipwrecks

Meet the group that plumbs the depths of North America's biggest lake to find sunken ships.


Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest gets a new face, and maybe a new name

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker will help design the shows, as well as host and perform.


Deal will preserve 'crown jewel' of northeast Minneapolis arts scene

Nonprofit will purchase Northrup King complex, home to 350-plus artists.


Minneapolis MayDay Parade will take a year off to regroup

A "redesign" is planned to make the event sustainable and bring in new voices.


Minnesota Museum of American Art gets $1.5M grant for St. Paul expansion

It is among six Knight grants meant to energize downtown St. Paul.


Lake Hiawatha's guardian artist uses sculptures to call attention to trash problem

In his Minneapolis neighborhood and at City Hall, Sean Connaughty has become known as the lake's outspoken caretaker.


Taylor Lieber, three-time cancer survivor, dies at 22

Athletic and musical, with a love for giraffes and the outdoors, Lieber received a diagnosis at 15 of Ewing's sarcoma.