Critic / reporter | Visual art

Alicia Eler is the Star Tribune's visual art reporter and critic, and author of the book “The Selfie Generation. | Pronouns: she/they ”


Firing at Mia sparks union accusations of toxic work environment

Jan. 9 firing of Bob Cozzolino was the last straw for the union and the art community, but Mia said he was fired for cause.


Three Indigenous art exhibitions signal a shift in the Twin Cities

Concurrent shows at American Swedish Institute, the University of Minnesota and All My Relations Gallery point toward Indigenous futures in art.


Don't look at the art: Taste it, touch it, smell it or just listen at the Weisman Art Museum

The exhibition "The Other Four" considers art that focuses on every sense but sight.


Art Shanty Projects close after one week because of warm temperatures, melting ice

The annual winter art event was postponed for one week because of weather conditions.


New rules on the display of Native objects don't affect Minnesota museums and historical societies

Recent updates to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) accelerate returns of any human remains


Art Shanty Projects celebrates 20 years on ice

Delayed a week because of unsafe ice conditions and construction woes, the project celebrates huge growth since the early days on Medicine Lake.


Tetsuya Yamada draws on skateboarding, punk rock, Japanese tea ceremony for Walker Art Center show

Yamada moved to Minneapolis more than 20 years ago and is a professor at the University of Minnesota.


Minnesota Historical Society acquires Minnesota Wild goalie mask designed by Native artist

Mask designer Cole Redhorse Taylor was a Native American Artist-in-Residence at MNHS in 2018.


Art Shanty Projects delays opening one week because of lack of ice and construction woes

The 20th anniversary of the beloved annual winter event will kick off Jan. 27.


Review: Gordon Parks' 'American Gothic' still resonates in Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit

An art critic and a theater critic walk into a museum...