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.


Minneapolis comics find a way to laugh while it hurts

Despite their own anxiety, comedians make jokes to put others at ease.


Walker Art Center postpones major spring exhibition due to coronavirus

The Walker has not set a new opening date.


In Minneapolis show, artist Sky Hopinka tells Native stories from a Native perspective

Poetry and persistence are hallmarks of Sky Hopinka's work at Mpls. Institute of Art.


Modern-dance icon Faye Driscoll has left the Walker, but feel free to 'Come on In'

Bessie Award-winning choreographer stages her first-ever art installation at the Walker.


New boss wants Mpls. Institute of Art to welcome tough conversations: 'Art is never easy'

As she settles in at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Katherine Luber is educating herself on issues — big and small.


New president of Minneapolis' MCAD is raising 'the next generation of cultural leaders'

An artist himself, Minneapolis College of Art and Design president Sanjit Sethi believes that critical thinking is just as important as artistic technique.


Glimpse Cuba from these three Minnesota galleries

A Minnesota museum and two Twin Cities galleries offer art from the embargoed island nation.


It's playtime this weekend as American Swedish Institute celebrates its 90th

‘Extra/Ordinary: The American Swedish Institute. At Play’ Twenty-nine objects from the American Swedish Institute’s collection pop up around the Turnblad Mansion and the Nelson Cultural…


Thousands of life jackets worn by refugees attached to pillars at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art opens a provocative exhibition.


Jasper Johns plants his flags in a new show at Walker Art Center

As he nears 90, the celebrated artist continues to be fascinated by symbols "the mind already knows."