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 ”


Minneapolis Institute of Art declines show after artist is accused of sexual assault

Mia was considereing the show for its 2025 exhibition schedule.


3 Twin Cities art events that get weird with it

A puppet murder play, an ode to the chair and a cabaret-style show devoted to weird art are among the strangest things to do in Minnesota this month.


New American studio glass exhibit at Shoreview museum goes beyond Dale Chihuly

A new exhibit at the Cafesjian Art Trust Museum offers a broader look at the artists who shaped the art glass movement.


Artist Keith Haring painted a mural for the Walker Art Center. Where did it go?

The internationally acclaimed artist and activist made the artwork while an artist-in-residence in Minneapolis in 1984.


Timberwolves co-chaplain Matt Moberg finds healing through art

Matt Moberg, who has a solo show at Douglas Flanders & Associates gallery, got into painting in rehab.


Minnesota Historical Society will return 'Mankato Hanging Rope' to Prairie Island Indian Community

The tribe filed a claim under the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and has won its case.


9 Twin Cities summer art festivals to check out

From June to August, get outside and enjoy the warm weather and hot art while they last.


6 ways to make your own art at this year's Art-A-Whirl

There are 32 hands-on art-making opportunities to check out Friday through Sunday.


Native American Art curator departs Minneapolis Institute of Art

She is the second Mia curator to leave this year.


Walker Art Center debuts major exhibition by 1980s art star Keith Haring

Former Walker curator Adam Weinberg brought Haring to Minneapolis for a residency in 1984.