Critic / reporter | Visual art

Alicia Eler is the Star Tribune's visual art reporter and critic, and author of the book “The Selfie Generation.”

Aldo Moroni, beloved Minneapolis artist who created tiny civilizations, dies at 67

Moroni's thing was creating and destroying "mock civilizations" as a commentary on humanity's relationship to the built environment.

'Desire to create' drives the gradual reopening of Twin Cities art scene

Alicia Eler Star Tribune Twin Cities art aficionados are living in a pandemic upside-down world. Some museums and galleries are re-emerging, while others remain…

The future is now, in Walker Art Center's visionary new design exhibit

A design exhibition offers visions that range from optimistic to apocalyptic.

Minneapolis quilting shows offer 'a soft place to land' on a hard topic – racism

Quilters tackle racism in a new series of Twin Cities exhibitions.

As murals of George Floyd fade, Minnesotans are working to keep their message in the public eye

Grassroots effort has collected nearly 200 boards thus far.

Museum exhibit illuminates the making of iconic Minneapolis artist Frank Gaard

Exhibit at Mia shines a light on the beginnings of Frank Gaard's manic, mystical style.

Artist Siah Armajani, who built bridges from Minneapolis to the world, dies at 81

A decade after Siah Armajani settled in Minnesota as an artist-in-exile, he noticed a newspaper ad offering a chance to buy property for cheap in…

Black Entrepreneur State Fair aims to create healing space amid pandemic, social unrest

A response to pandemic and social unrest, the fair continues through Saturday in Minneapolis.

While State Fair was canceled, the show goes on at its Fine Arts hall

While the State Fair was canceled, its Fine Arts show is alive and well.

Science Museum of Minnesota welcomes back visitors with big changes for safety

Hit hard by the pandemic, the St. Paul hands-on museum set to reopen.