Critic / reporter | Visual art

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


Being Black in Minnesota's suburbs and farmlands: a new exhibit tells the stories

A new exhibition shines light on Black stories from rural and suburban Minnesota.


10 great Black moments in the history of American art

A chronological list of culturally significant work, from 19th-century landscape paintings to Black riffs on Western art.


An icy surprise awaits art lovers in Minneapolis parks

Fashioned in an ice sculptor's freezer-like studio, five works from the Minneapolis Institute of Art make their debut in parks.


Two outdoor events will help Twin Cities art lovers beat the cold

See an "invisible concert" Saturday and Indigenous projections next week.


How QAnon conspiracy theories found their way into the Twin Cities yoga world

QAnon's conspiracy theories have taken root among yogis and other adherents of natural medicine.


American Swedish Institute reopens Saturday with exhibition of funky paper artworks

The exhibition "Papier" showcases haute couture-style sculptural paper fashion artworks.


Facing a budget crunch, Rochester Art Center lays off its artistic director

"We're not the Walker Art Center," says its new executive director, who aims to diversify programming.


Dakota artist Marlena Myles brings Native culture into the future

Through art and children's books, Marlena Myles illuminates old stories for generations to come.


A longtime Minneapolis landmark, Louvre It museum abandons downtown for Eden Prairie

The quirky four-gallery storefront was damaged during rioting last August.


Steps from George Floyd Square, this arts center was forged in community

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center may be the least visible big arts organization in Minneapolis.