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UCSDs Zor performs a series of dances centered around The Giving Tree book and and a brother and sister struggling to cope with loss, at the Orpheum Theater during Jazba 2018 on Saturday, March 3.

Bollywood, breakdance and ballet all at Jazba

Published March 5, 2018

Over 2,200 people gathered at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night to witness Bollywood-Fusion at its finest. Inspired by South Asian arts and culture, Bollywood-Fusion dancers also...

Katie Kummerow, center, runs through a class-choreographed combination on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Barbara Baker Dance Center on West Bank. The modern dance class learned by dancing from their teacher and with each other, a format typical to the University dance program.

A day in ballet shoes

Published March 1, 2018

Friday night marks the opening of the Theatre Arts & Dance Department's Spring Dance Concert, and dance majors have been cramming studio hours and rehearsing day and night. A&E began to wonder:...

Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther in Marvels new movie of the same name, which came to theaters Friday.

Review: ‘Black Panther’ promises and delivers

Published February 19, 2018

Midway through Black History Month, Marvel released its highly anticipated film, "Black Panther." With a dominantly black cast, director and writers, Black Panther earned $75.8 million dollars by Friday's...

Kiss the Tiger perform at the Varsity Theater as part of their grand reopening show on Friday, Feb. 9.

Review: Varsity Theater’s “soft” reopening

Published February 12, 2018

Friday night appeared to be just like any other. Underclassmen walked in tight-knit herds to frat-row, jocks ignored walk signs as they stormed Qdoba and odd characters tumbled from Ubers in front of the...

Dustin Dorris instructs students on how to walk the runway in Rapson Hall on Friday, Feb. 2.

CDES celebrates 50 years of student fashion

Published February 8, 2018

Saturday night marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Apparel Design Fashion Show. Completely student-run at one time, the show is now integrated into the curriculum of the College of...

Walker Art Centers Head of Archives Jill Vuchetich guides St. Kates University Society of American Archivists student chapter through the basement archives at the Walker Art Center on Saturday, Jan. 27 in Minneapolis. The Walker has an archival library with materials like movie posters, photographs and music dating back to the Walkers early days.

Uncovering the Walker Archives

Published February 1, 2018

What makes a museum? At the Walker Art Center, the public rarely sees what's behind the gleaming white walls, curated exhibitions and pristine panels and labeling.  In addition to its exhibitions...

Culture Compass: Ice, cameras, Super Bowl action!

Published January 30, 2018

Friday: Mia Ice Maze Cute date idea alert! Hosted by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the ice maze is the perfect place to get lost with your significant other. Images of objects featured in Mia's newest...

A tent and other supplies used by UMN professor Dr. Aaron Doering and his team to cross the Arctic were on display as part of the Vanishing Ice preview party at the Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Jan. 26.

New “Vanishing Ice” exhibit now at Weisman

Published January 29, 2018

Never has there been such a duo as science and art. The two compliment each other, delivering strong and effective messages backed up by facts and overflowing with emotion. “Vanishing Ice,” the Weisman...

Super Bowl LII comes to US Bank Stadium on Feb. 4.

A&E’s guide to Super Bowl week

Published January 25, 2018

It’s not every day the Super Bowl comes to town! With concerts, clubs and cover charges exceeding hundreds and hundreds of dollars, Super Bowl week may seem a bit intimidating, if not entirely impossible....

Performers in the artist group Mixed Precipitation perform Tonya and Nancy: The Opera during the Art Shanty Projects event on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis on Satuday, Jan. 20.

CDES students take architecture to the ice

Published January 22, 2018

Laughter, conversation and exclamations echoed across the ice Saturday morning on Lake Harriet. The opening day of the month-long Art Shanty Projects included an abundance of children in snow pants, dogs...

From left, Michael Kreher, Kim Tsujimoto, Shirin Saadat, and Lorraine Lassig pose for portraits during the preview party for the Weisman Art Museums Prince from Minneapolis exhibition.

Street Style: Prince and purple everything

Published December 11, 2017

Based on a fashion and style-icon, the Weisman Art Museum’s “Prince from Minneapolis" exhibition preview party on Friday night was sure to bring memorable and outstanding outfits. From fan merchandise,...

Aerosol artist Rock Martinez poses for a portrait with the mural he created in honor of Prince inside the Weisman Art Museum during the preview party for the Prince from Minneapolis exhibition on Friday, Dec. 8. Martinez has painted large scale murals for over 15 years. 

Purple rain, purple art, purple everything at the Weisman’s Prince from Minneapolis party

Published December 11, 2017

Hundreds of Prince fanatics arrived at the Weisman Art Museum Friday night to see the preview of the new exhibition “Prince from Minneapolis.” The party, which quickly sold out, offered fancy foods...

Stacy Dennis views artwork in search of holiday gifts at the Soo Visual Arts Center in Uptown.

SooVAC’s Artists Holiday Shop open through December

Published December 4, 2017

Soo Visual Arts Center opened its doors Friday morning to celebrate the first day of the center's annual Artists Holiday Shop. Located just off of Lyndale Avenue in Uptown, the shop features a variety...

University professor and alumni Sam Hoolihan poses outside of Trylon Cinema on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Hoolihan presented numerous films including a three-projector, 16mm film accompanied by music from collaborators Crystal Mysaljek and John Marks.

Q&A: UMN adjunct professor and visual artist Sam Hoolihan

Published December 4, 2017

Wednesday night, Trylon Cinema quickly sold out as University of Minnesota alumnus and adjunct professor Sam Hoolihan presented “Silence with Sound,” a collection of Super 8 and 16-mm films. The highlight...

College gift guide: the “broke and on a budget” edition

Published November 30, 2017

With the holidays just around the corner, there’s no better time to start thinking about your gift list. Avoid obstacles like your comical bank statement and procrastination by hitting the sales and...

Culture Compass: Light shows, yoga and Jaden Smith pretending to be an artist

Published November 29, 2017

Friday: CSE Winter Light Show It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The College of Science and Engineering will kick off its seventh annual Winter Light Show on Friday at 5 p.m. sharp, with repeats...

Participants engage in the Universitys Art Departments 31st annual Iron Pour at the Regis Foundry on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

31st Fall Iron Pour sparks teamwork

Published November 27, 2017

Not many people know that the University of Minnesota houses a foundry inside the depths of the Regis Center for Art, and even fewer know that students operate the heavy machinery. On Tuesday night, the...

Members of the CLA Student Board judge auditions for the Gophers Got Talent talent show in Cyrus Northrop Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 17.

‘Gophers Got Talent’ auditions promise a night of diverse performance

Published November 20, 2017

The College of Liberal Arts held auditions last week for the CLA Student Board’s annual “Gophers Got Talent” show,  formerly called “Concert in The Whole." Out of the more than 40 students...

Designer Chris Bernardi sits down the Minnesota Daily to discuss his role in PIXARs new film Coco in McNeal Hall on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Designing the Land of the Dead

Published November 20, 2017

At McNeal Hall, design students can often be seen squinting into laptop screens, cursing Adobe software or snoozing in the lobby. Thursday morning was an exception. Students arrived excited and eager to...

Viewers of Gustavo Germanos work roam the gallery at the exhibit opening at Regis East on West Bank on Friday, Nov. 10. Germanos exhibition entitled Absences showcases people detained or murdered by civic-military dictatorships in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

Gustavo Germano’s ‘Ausencias/Absences’ brought to the Quarter Gallery at Regis

Published November 13, 2017

Argentine photographer Gustavo Germano’s exhibition “Ausencias/Absences" opened at Regis Center for Art on Friday night.  Brought to the University largely on behalf of Spanish and Portuguese...

Artist Mara Duvras work on display at The White Page on Friday, Nov. 10.

University of Minnesota MFA graduate’s ‘To allow for breath’ exhibit opens at The White Page

Published November 13, 2017

Photographs, hung sparsely on the gallery walls of The White Page, depicted natural light in bare settings, gentle ripples in still water, lines of poetry and intimate portraits of women of color. The...

Event goers place their pieces of paper on a tree at Weisman Art Museum Friday, Nov. 3.

Art across cultures at Small World Coffee Hour at Weisman Art Museum

Published November 9, 2017

Henna, Bollywood, ink paintings and jazz — the theme of Friday afternoon was art.  As part of their weekly meetings, Small World Coffee Hour hosted a special event in collaboration with the Weisman...

Newly appointed dean of the Universitys College of Design Carol Strohecker poses for portraits on Sept. 22.

Q&A: College of Design Dean Carol Strohecker

Published November 6, 2017

The College of Design recently hired Carol Strohecker as the dean, a role that hasn’t been permanently filled for the past two academic years. Previously the vice provost at Rhode Island School of Design,...

Artist Sonia Barrett gives a talk about her work at Regis Center For the Art on West Bank on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Department of Art hosts visiting artist Sonia Barrett

Published November 2, 2017

Participating in the University of Minnesota Art Department’s Visiting Artists and Critics Program (VACP), international artist Sonia Barrett made studio visits with graduate students, held workshops...

Culture compass: Art, music and trash, all for free

Published November 1, 2017

Friday: Art Attack 2017 Live music, art demonstrations, food trucks and more — meet with hundreds of local artists this weekend as the Northrup King Building celebrates its 20th annual Art Attack. Friday...

People view various works of art during the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Associations member art show at Solar Arts by Chowgirls in northeast Minneapolis on Friday, Oct. 27.

NEMAA’s AutumNE art show features University of Minnesota alumni

Published October 30, 2017

Located at the Solar Arts Building, the opening reception of Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s AutumNE art show featured over 150 original artworks from NEMAA artists. Live music flooded the gallery...

Q&A: UMN Theatre Alumnus Ian Truitner

Published October 26, 2017

Recently awarded the UMN Alumni of Notable Achievement Award for his work as a filmmaker and media entrepreneur, Ian Truitner was in town to see his film to its final destination at the Twin Cities Film...

Comedian and former SNL cast member, Vanessa Bayer, performed her stand-up routine at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

The tragic punchline victim in this year’s homecoming comedy show? Communication studies.

Published October 23, 2017

Saturday Night Live star Vanessa Bayer and local Minneapolis comedian Brandi Brown brought hundreds to Ted Mann Concert Hall for a two-hour comedy show Tuesday night. Organized by Student Unions and Activities,...

Derek Prescott covers himself in clay during a performance at the CLAs second annual Arts Quarter Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Campus arts celebrated at CLA’s Arts Quarter Festival

Published October 16, 2017

The night started off with a bang — or rather a multitude of them. A group dressed as a videographer, a bunny, a gorilla and a creepy-masked pig ran around 21st Avenue, clashing cymbals and throwing...

Left: Roman Chrischilles, center, poses with his friends to show off their zombie costumes during the Zombie Pub Crawl on Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. 
Center: Heather Stoffregen poses as a zombie Disney princess.
Right: Collette Hermes and Nicole Kendricks wear black swan inspired zombie costumes.

Street Style: Zombie Pub Crawl

Published October 16, 2017

Saturday night, zombies of all shapes and goriness flooded the streets and made their way to the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis for the 13th annual Zombie Pub Crawl. Thunderstorms only added...

Toasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Spice at Humble Cup — The Lumberjack at Purple Onion — Aztec Mocha at Bordertown Coffee — Pumpkin Pie at Espresso Royale — Vanilla Almond Chai at Black Coffee and Waffle Bar

Rich and bold, sweet and spicy or smooth and gourd-y? A latte review.

Published October 13, 2017

As temperatures and (quite probably) academic grades plummet, the perfect fall latte is a must-have when cozying up to study.  This week, A&E scoured the streets from West Bank to Southeast Como...

Culture compass: Live drag, live poetry and dead zombies

Published October 11, 2017

Friday: National Coming Out Week Drag Show Drag is taking over the Great Hall! Come celebrate Friday the 13th (costume is encouraged) with a drag show, student drag competition and dance party. The event...

Festival-goers listen to information about the galleries during a guided tour at the Minneapolis Print & Drawing Festival at MIA on Saturday, Oct. 7.

MIA’s Print and Drawing Fair reaches its 24th year

Published October 9, 2017

Over a somewhat dreary weekend, the Minneapolis Institute of Art celebrated their 24th Annual Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair with an abundance of colorful prints for colorful prices. The fair included...

Artist Beth Lipman puts the finishing touches on her new work in Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Sept. 29.  The glass sculptures height reaches more than halfway up the museums wall.

History through the looking glass

Published October 5, 2017

Working for nearly 12 hours a day in the Weisman Art Museum galleries last week, Beth Lipman installed “One Portrait of One Man,” an original glass piece inspired by Marsden Hartley’s painting “One...

Alma Sanchez holds a photo of her and her mom in front of the Ofrenda that Sanchez helped create at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Prayers for ancestors passed and Intermedia Arts

Published October 2, 2017

Festival de las Calaveras is a multimedia and multidisciplinary arts exhibition that highlights Day of the Dead and explores correlating social justice issues through Latinx art, music and discussion....

Saeide Mirzaei stands beside her oil paintings exploring the experiences of immigrant women in the U.S. on the garden level of Appleby Hall on Sept. 20, 2017.

Communicating “otherness” through art

Published September 28, 2017

Curated by the University of Minnesota’s Women’s Center, the Appleby Hall Art (AHA!) Gallery recently installed “Other,” by artist and University English Ph.D. candidate, Saeide Mirzaei.  “Other,”...

Wendy Perron, a dancer, choreographer, teacher and recently became an author, speaks at the Barbara Baker Center for Dance on Monday, Sept. 18.

Q&A: Through the eyes of Wendy Perron

Published September 25, 2017

Last week, Wendy Perron — author of “Through the Eyes of a Dancer,” editor at large for Dance Magazine and adjunct teacher at NYU Tisch School of the Arts — was invited to speak to a stage full...

Vanessa Kaczmarek models a fall look at Cliche, a womens boutique in Minneapolis on Friday.

University voices chime in on what to expect from campus fashion this fall

Published September 21, 2017

As the air cools and the leaves turn red, so will our wardrobes. However, the birth of new trends means the inevitable death of old ones. According to a University of Minnesota Apparel Design professor,...

One of the first people to experience the World of Matter exhibit views a video inside the Katherine E. Nash Gallery on Sept. 14.

Exploring Geopolitics through Collaboration and Conversation

Published September 21, 2017

It can be quite easy to overlook ecological crises amid the seemingly more immediate crises of everyday life; but World of Matter, an international collective that investigates global material extraction,...

New Target Studio Weisman Art Museum curator Boris Oichermanon poses for a portrait outside of the museum on Monday, Sept. 11.

At Weisman, a new take on curation and collaboration

Published September 15, 2017

As a practicing artist with a Ph.D in color science and an extensive background in printing technologies, computer programming and digital color imaging, Boris Oicherman can now add “Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld...

Local rap artist, Dwynell Roland, performs during WAM-O-Rama on Friday Sept. 8 at the Weisman Art Museum.

Music, art, condoms and community: All present at WAM-O-RAMA

Published September 14, 2017

Nothing brings broke college kids together like free art, music and pizza, and the Weisman Art Museum hit these marks Friday.  Considered the Weisman’s kick off to the school year, WAM-O-RAMA is...