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Local artist stitches politics into handmade masks

Elizabeth Abraha stitches a new mask at her home on Monday, Nov. 30. “I’ve always been a creative person, and now this is my way of making my thoughts real.”
Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
December 1, 2020
Elizabeth Abraha started a business selling face coverings embroidered with powerful political statements on Instagram.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month every month through Mia’s virtual offerings

A digital image hangs on the wall of the Mineapolis Institue of Art on Saturday, Nov. 14.  The artist, Cara Romero, descends from the Chemehuevi people and comes from a family of potters. According to the museum’s description, the woman represents the spirit “Clay Lady,” who provides clay for potters.
Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
November 21, 2020
Though November is nationally recognized as Native American Heritage Month, celebration and education of Indigenous art is available at the Minneapolis Institute of Art year-round.

New East Bank art installation creates “Dialogue” through sculptures

The new sculpture outside the Health Science Education Center on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Emalyn Muzzy
November 5, 2020
Two new sculptures outside the Health Sciences Education Center highlight the importance of conversation in the medical field.

The Tower Magazine highlights 2020 from students’ perspectives with upcoming issue

Cover design of The Tower's 2020 issue.
Meg Bishop, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
November 3, 2020
Students have the chance to share how they see the world with The Tower magazine’s 2020 theme “catchlight.”

Heat of the Week: “Magdalene,” MIA and mpls.clay

Heat of the Week: “Magdalene,” MIA and mpls.clay
Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
November 2, 2020
Take on election week in style with this week’s heat.

Students for Justice in Palestine use art to further social justice initiatives

Students for Justice in Palestine use art to further social justice initiatives
Nina Raemont
October 30, 2020
From film to food, Palestine Awareness Week, held by the UMN chapter of SJP, was a celebration of Palestinian culture.

Weisman Art Museum faces criticism after delaying repatriation of Native American objects for 30 years

The Weisman Art Museum stands on Sunday, Sept. 20. The museum received objects from the Mimbres collection in 1992.
Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
October 20, 2020
Graduate anthropology students are advocating for the Mimbres Collection’s return to affiliated tribes in New Mexico.

Twin Cities zinesters virtually unite for local zine fest

Courtesy of Twin Cities Zine Fest
Meg Bishop, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
October 16, 2020
The festival pushes for its sixteenth year to be virtually accessible and inclusive.

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.