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Starasea Nidiala Camara poses for a portrait in front of the exhibition she curated at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Thursday, Jan. 28. The exhibition features African American artists, centering the work of artists from the “Black Belt” region of the South.

Minneapolis Institute of Art premieres new exhibition curated by UMN undergrad

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 1, 2021
Starasea Nidiala Camara curated Mia’s newest exhibition, “In the Presence of Our Ancestors: Southern Perspectives in African American Art.”
Heat of the week: Fantasy, frequencies and fresh Mexican food

Heat of the week: Fantasy, frequencies and fresh Mexican food

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 1, 2021
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Co-owner and art director Cassie Garner speaks with gallery patron Sam Morgen at Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis on Sept. 29, 2018.

Annual lobbying day for the arts goes online

Megan Phillips
January 28, 2021
Amid a state budget deficit, advocates lobby for “essential” art funding as part of Arts Advocacy Day.
Michelle Kwan poses for a portrait in front of her family-owned restaurant, Keefer Court Bakery and Cafe on Monday, Jan. 25.

West Bank restaurants withstand pandemic

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
January 27, 2021
Though Acadia has temporarily closed and the Malabari Kitchen shuttered, many restaurants in Cedar-Riverside have remained open — if just for takeout and delivery.
The site of Black Table Arts, a new cooperative space for black artists to gather, discuss community issues, collaborate, and create on Friday, Jan. 22.

Black Table Arts Cooperative set to open new space

Nina Raemont, Arts & Entertainment Reporter
January 25, 2021
The multi-purpose creative space for Black artists opens on Feb. 25, and puts art and community organizing at the center of their mission.
A few pieces from the University of Minnesota’s Music Library are displayed in Wilson Library on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The collection ranges from classical sonata compositions to popular culture and local artists such as Prince.

University of Minnesota Music Library seeks to diversify its collection

Becca Most
January 23, 2021
A majority of materials in the collection are from European, white and male artists.
Al Milgrom, 2015

‘The spirit of Dinkytown’: Dinkytown remembers legendary filmmaker Al Milgrom

Jasmine Snow
January 22, 2021
Longtime residents remember Milgrom’s contributions to the history and culture of the area.
“A year ago my sister gave me this wood-burning kit and I have loved drawing all sorts of animals, showing the beauty with these creatures” Sarah Copeland discusses her love of wood-burning and nature in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Students use ‘pandemic hobbies’ to look forward to post-pandemic life

Nina Raemont
January 22, 2021
Students and recent grads have found positive ways to occupy themselves as the pandemic rages on.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art on Monday, Dec. 7. The MIA will be reopening to the public on January 28.

Open or closed? Local museums welcome back visitors as COVID-19 restrictions lift slowly

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
January 22, 2021
As we emerge from a period of statewide closures mandated by Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order in November, some local museums are beginning to reopen.
Heat of the week: Profanity, bad boys and a new cafe

Heat of the week: Profanity, bad boys and a new cafe

Frankie Carlson
January 20, 2021
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