Stage & Arts

Following Walker's 'Scaffold' controversy, artist Sam Durant wins $25,000 prize

A pile of broken concrete was all that remained of "The Scaffold" sculpture at the Walker Sculpture Garden Tuesday afternoon. "Spoonbridge and Cherry" is in the background.

Seriously though, what's Durant up to now?

Twin Cities sketch-comedy king steps out from the shadows

In 21 years as Brave New Workshop’s artistic director, Caleb McEwen has made hundreds of thousands people laugh. But he hardly looks the part.

Behind the laughs at Brave New Workshop is a very serious man. Caleb McEwen throws a pretty mean knife, too.


Review: Play 'Via Dolorosa' presents one man's journey through the Palestine quagmire

REVIEW: David Hare's "Via Dolorosa" views the conflict on a human scale.


Artist turns emojis into pointillist celeb portraits at N.Y. gallery

New York artist creates portraits from the ubiquitous little symbols.


St. Paul's Seitu Jones takes home $50K for this year's McKnight Distinguished Artist award

The prestigious Distinguished Artist Award goes to a St. Paulite dedicated to community work.


Minnesota state Sen. Richard Cohen joins mass exodus from presidential arts council over Charlottesville

The President's Committee on Arts and Humanities resigned to protest Trump's response to Charlottesville


'Rhythmically Speaking' dance showcase offers footloose and spontaneous fun

REVIEW: "Rhythmically Speaking" showcase offers a strong group of dancers this year.


Minneapolis Institute of Art presents 3 artists in 'I Am Somali'

'I Am Somali'Minneapolis is home to one of the largest populations of Somali refugees in the United States, so it's only right that the Minneapolis…


Minnesota Jewish Theatre presents a one-man play about the Mideast conflict

'Via Dolorosa'The Via Dolorosa — Latin for "the way of sorrows" — is the street that Jesus reputedly walked on his way to being crucified.…


Metropolitan Ballet's 'Swan Lake' features major Russian talent

Metropolitan Ballet's production features Anastasia Fedorova, a Moscow Ballet Academy-trained guest artist who shined in past appearances with the group.


Patrick's Cabaret, foundation settle discrimination charge

Under the settlement, the Laura Musser Fund paid $12,000 and will do diversity training.


'Carmen' is cozy, community-minded at Brainerd's Lakes Area Music Festival

Review: Brainerd's annual festival offered a more nuanced take on Bizet's antiheroine.


Minneapolis' landmark Jesus mural is crumbling — can it be saved?

One of Minneapolis' most prominent public paintings is falling apart. An anonymous donor recently gave the church $1,000 to "beautify" the mural.


Caleb McEwen's 5 most memorable comedy moments

“Shut Your American Pie-Hole”: Caleb McEwen played a fundamentalist priest on a radio call-in show who pounds on a table as he insists that the…


38 artists create one giant work at SooVAC gallery in Minneapolis

"Ekphrastic 2.0" is a five-week experiment taking shape on a white brick wall at SooVAC gallery in Minneapolis.


Theater legend Annette Garceau, 103, was the final living member of Guthrie's founding team

The English-born dressmaker built costumes for nearly 40 years at the Guthrie and helped establish the theater's high standards.


Artist gets hyper-real at Swedish Institute in Minneapolis

‘Karin Broos: Still Life’ Swedish artist Karin Broos made a name for herself as an abstract painter, but then pivoted to hyperrealism. She makes her…


See the fruits of Penumbra Theatre's young talents in 'Authentic'

Authentic For the past 10 years, Penumbra Theatre has conducted a multiyear leadership program for teenage students in two tracks that culminate in a performance.…


Jazz is a path to salvation for manic DJ in Guthrie's 'Holler Sessions'

REVIEW: In a Guthrie solo show, a DJ preaches the sacred sounds that move him.