Jenna Ross | Star Tribune
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.


Women-only co-working spaces on the rise in Twin Cities

Minnesota's newest co-working spaces are designed to be a sexism-free hubs for professional women.


From Nye's to 3M: Mpls. design studio paints town with bright, graphic murals

Murals are a new focus for the creative studio Burlesque of North America.


Theater legend brings dramatic eye to new Chinese show at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Robert Wilson re-imagines what a museum show can be.


Fridley school apologizes for altering photo of student's shirt

The words 'Deport racists' were removed from a photo of the award-winning students.


Another first for Minnesota Orchestra: A tour to South Africa

The organization will perform in five cities, playing classical works and a new Mandela-inspired piece.


Is art an answer to divided nation? Mpls. museum will test it

Minneapolis Institute of Art received $750,000 grant to study whether gazing at art can boost your empathy.


Artist Arlene Burke-Morgan created 'circles of light' inspired by God's love

Arlene, a prolific artist who painted "circles of light" as a reflection of her deep faith, died in the couple's Minneapolis home on Dec. 16, days after their 47th wedding anniversary. She was 67.


Alan Page and family showcase haunting array of African-American artifacts

Page and his wife, Diane, will exhibit their personal collection at the downtown Minneapolis library.


Minnesota Opera commissions kid-friendly opera based on Kate DiCamillo bestseller

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" will also be the company's first new work composed by a woman.


St. Paul Chamber Orchestra quadruples young concertgoers in 2017 with help of free tickets

Ticket revenue was steady during the past fiscal year, but the orchestra recorded impressive results from a program designed to lure young people.