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Weisman Art Museum set to reopen doors Oct. 1

The Weisman Art Museum stands empty on Sunday, Sept. 20, as the staff prepare for their reopening on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

September 22, 2020

Students can check out permanent and temporary pieces and take advantage of the physical and virtual spaces now available

In precarious times, Jewish Arts Council continues arts project-funding

Artist Brooks Turner poses for a portrait with a piece of his art outside his home on Saturday, Sep. 12. Turner will exhibit his art in a display centered around past examples of anti-semitism in Minnesota at the Weismann Art Museum in late October. “While starting this project I never thought how much I would uncover, how much I would learn, and the paths that I found while researching.”

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

September 16, 2020

Amid the global health crisis, Rimon, the Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, continues work funding the arts wherever they can.

UMN theater and dance students create podcast, bridging artistic divisions

UMN theater and dance students create podcast, bridging artistic divisions

Nina Raemont, Associate A&E Reporter

September 9, 2020

"The Peercast" will feature arts-related news and conversations with Twin Cities creatives, intending to close the gap between programs within the UMTAD department.

Minneapolis t-shirt pop ups showcase student artwork on police brutality

<p>Ursula Arhart, Kristina Johnson, Cecily Bohman, Jaime Candia, Rebekah Nygard, and Nico Sardina,  from back left to front right, pose for a picture while working at the People's Library T-Shirt pop-up shop. (Photo courtesy of The People’s Library)</p>

Meg Bishop

July 24, 2020

Once a week for the last month, art-activism collective The People’s Library has asked community members to donate money to the organization in exchange for a t-shirt. One popular design depicts the Looney Toons character Porky Pig dressed as a police officer with his head in a guillotine. Printed be...

UMN grad looks to bring only Black-owned bookstore to Minnesota

<p> Photo by Trista Marie McGovern. Courtesy of Dionne Sims. </p>

Nina Raemont

July 9, 2020

When Dionne Sims realized that there wasn’t a Black-owned bookstore within state lines, she knew she would have to be the one to change that.  Sims, a University of Minnesota graduate, took a week off of work as a user experience designer after the killing of George Floyd to support her Twin ...

UMN theater students create short film on finding queer love — via Zoom

University of Minnesota Theater Majors Reilly Arena, left, and Sabrina Diehl play two queer characters with anxiety disorders in a story of Zoom romance amid the pandemic.  The short film is available for free viewing on YouTube.

Meg Bishop

June 4, 2020

Video calls became the new “Want to grab coffee sometime?” to maintain social distancing guidelines and other coronavirus safety precautions that have been in place for the last three months. Amid Minneapolis’ stay-at-home order and the government's call for nationwide social distancing, meeting up...

Minneapolis artists memorialize George Floyd in murals

Demonstrators gather near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and East 38th Street at a memorial established for George Floyd on Friday, May 29.

Norah Kleven

June 2, 2020

Though the Twin Cities has fallen on dark days, local artists are offering a beacon of hope through public works of art in remembrance of George Floyd. “I Can Breathe Now” By now, many have seen this iconic mural on social media or in person: Roughly 6 feet by 17 feet, the mural includes the name and portrait of G...

Student-led theatre fields short plays about pre-COVID living

Sarah Mai

Meg Bishop

June 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it’s hard not to get nostalgic about the way things were just a few months ago. University of Minnesota students Mac Scheldt and Katelyn McLane of Little Red Theatre Company came together to create the project "Tiny Plays from Quarantine", which aims to remind pe...

Directing duo keeps film Coool

<p>Courtesy of  Elise Radspinner.</p>

Alex Strangman

May 7, 2020

In a field less than a mile northwest of Scandia, Minnesota, Jess Shoman from the Chicago-based folk project “Tenci” slowly rides a horse toward the camera. She’s under direction from two guys with Minnesota ties — and no it’s not the Coen brothers — it's Coool. Coool is a directing duo compr...

St. Paul Art Crawl goes virtual

St. Paul Art Crawl goes virtual

Frankie Carlson

April 25, 2020

Back in mid-March, as large group gatherings began getting canceled and businesses were forced to shut their doors, the members of the St. Paul Art Collective could see little hope for hosting their semiannual art crawl.  While the physical event — set for the last weekend of April — could no ...