Critic / reporter | Visual art

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


Popular nighttime fest Northern Spark expands from two nights to two weeks

After a year off, the popular outdoor art fest switches from two nights to two weeks.


Minneapolis Institute of Art gets a $19M financial boost

After a tough year for the museum, a group of donors stepped up with gifts for its endowment.


Minnesota artist finds new ways to look at old lace in show at American Swedish Institute

Artist transforms 19th-century lace patterns for a show at the American Swedish Institute.


Minneapolis Institute of Art investigates the paranormal in 'Supernatural America'

Museum will look at artists' relationship to the paranormal in "Supernatural America."


George Floyd memorial this weekend will exhibit murals from uprising for the first time

"Justice for George" memorial will exhibit murals from the uprising for the first time.


Weisman Art Museum closed for summer, but the show goes on outdoors

The museum is doing maintenance work as it resumes its search for an executive director.


This weekend Art-A-Whirl rejoins the real world, with in-person as well as online events

In-person events return this weekend, but the show goes on virtually as well.


Walker Art Center finally puts 'Stillness' exhibition into motion

A year later than planned, the performance-heavy show will open Saturday.


Mini-golf meets Minneapolis skyline as Walker Art Center reopens its popular course

Museum moves forward with summer outdoor programming after pandemic-forced cancellations last year.


With a 12-foot-long black cape, artist visits Minneapolis to confront injustice

From San Francisco to Minneapolis, a performance artist confronts injustice through her long black cape.