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Walker Art Center elects Woke Coach founder as first woman of color to lead board

Longtime Twin Cities arts leader Seena Hodges will lead an all-female team as president.


Dean Swanson, a curator of 'exquisite taste' who shaped Walker Art Center, dies at 86

Swanson was the Walker's chief curator, then director of Minnesota Museum of American Art.


Weisman Art Museum hires Mexican cultural leader as its new leader

Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez endured a hurricane as director of Puerto Rico's Museo de Arte de Ponce.


A lifetime of work is acquired by Mpls. Institute of Art: 'It will be like a family reunion'

The complete archive of the nationally renowned Twin Cities printmaking center is now enshrined at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


10 must-see Twin Cities art exhibitions coming fall 2021

'Out My Window'Gail Albert Halaban travels the world looking into other people's windows. This photo project started in 2007 when she moved to New…


Four Minneapolis shows to launch the fall season for art lovers

With chillier fall weather comes the opening of art exhibitions across the Twin Cities.These four Minneapolis shows — two of photographs, one of paintings and…


10 must-see art pieces from the 2021 Minnesota State Fair

The fair is back, and so is the annual art exhibition. Here are 10 pieces to look for.


Marley Kaul, Bemidji State art professor, dies at 82

When artist Marley Kaul wasn't in his garden, he was behind the easel, painting. But sometimes art and life would collide on the philosophical…


Why our critic hated the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit in Minneapolis

REVIEW: Sunflowers and glimpses of the artist's life tremendously disappoint.


Six ways memorials are used to grapple with Minnesota's troubled past

The struggle over George Floyd Square points to an ongoing debate:  What exactly is a memorial for?