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Cellist Seth Parker Woods discusses ICED BODIES in Northrop Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 27.  ICED BODIES, which features an ice cello dyed black and embedded with electronics played by Woods and translated into sound by Topel, will be coming to the Weisman Art Museum in 2023.

ICED BODIES artists visit campus, discuss history and future

by Bel Moran
Published January 31, 2022
Despite their performance’s COVID-related cancellation, artists Seth Parker Woods and Spencer Topel visited Minneapolis this week to share their experiences in creating sound art from ice.
Here are six things our A&E writers are loving this week

Here are six things our A&E writers are loving this week

by A&E Staff
Published January 30, 2022
TV shows to watch, singles to listen to and more: here’s a few recommendations for your third week of classes.
Photographer Mark Khan poses for a portrait in front of Coffman Memorial Union on Sunday, Jan. 23. Khans photo exhibit, which emphasizes placing Black bodies in celestial spaces, will be open in Coffman Memorial Union from Feb. 3 through March 20.

New photography exhibit captures the heavenliness of Black bodies

by Carly Quast
Published January 28, 2022
Mark Khan, a local Twin Cities artist, is bringing Black representation into angelic spaces with his first solo photography exhibit “Forget Me Not” premiering at Coffman Memorial Union on Feb. 3.
The “Documenting a Reckoning, The Murder of George Floyd” Exhibit at the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus on Thursday, Jan. 20. The exhibit showcases photos from the unrest in Minneapolis communities following the murder of George Floyd.

George Floyd photo exhibit honors local photographers

by Bel Moran
Published January 25, 2022
“Documenting a Reckoning: The Murder of George Floyd,” a photo gallery featuring images of Twin Cities metro area communities following Floyd’s death, will be on display on campus until March.
Art Museum Director Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez poses for a portrait in front of Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Jan 21. Peña-Gutiérrez was announced as the new director of the museum in September 2021.

Q&A: Weisman Art Museum Director Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez

by Macy Harder
Published January 24, 2022
The museum’s new director talks about moving to Minnesota from Puerto Rico, her past work, visions for WAM’s future and more.
Northrop Auditorium as seen on April 5, 2015.

BREAKING: Northrop receives $30,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts

by Macy Harder
Published January 21, 2022
The Grants for Arts Projects award will support the Northrop Dance Series’ presentation of dance performances and audience engagement activities.
The bronze bull sculptures, designed by artist Peter Woytuk, outside of Haecker Hall on the St. Paul Campus on Monday, Dec. 6.

Campus Contrived: The kid proof-ication of the St. Paul bulls

by James Schaak
Published December 7, 2021
In Campus Contrived, the Minnesota Daily’s newest series, writers uncover the stories behind underappreciated works of art and architecture on the Twin Cities campus.
Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The structure, completed in 1993, was designed by Frank Gehry.

Campus Contrived: The Weisman Art Museum

by Macy Harder
Published December 1, 2021
In Campus Contrived, the Minnesota Daily’s newest series, writers uncover the stories behind underappreciated works of art and architecture on the Twin Cities campus.
Professor Terresa Moses poses for a portrait in front of student designs in McNeal Hall on Thursday, Nov. 11. Moses has helped organize a College of Design initiative to create space, policies and practices that support the inclusion and retention of BIPOC artists.

The College of Design commits itself to anti-racism through a new initiative called Design Justice

by Bella Carpentier
Published November 29, 2021
Created in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Design Justice seeks to support the retention and inclusion of Black, Indigenous and students of color, starting with a cluster-hire this fall.
Five things Minnesota Daily A&E writers are loving right now

Five things Minnesota Daily A&E writers are loving right now

by A&E Staff
Published November 29, 2021
A new coffee shop, “Gossip Girl” reboot, resumed and “tick, tick… BOOM!” on Netflix should get you through the week.

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