Hautman Brothers Finish 1-2-3 In Prestigious Art ContestThree Minnesota brothers have hit the trifecta of the wildlife art world, taking the top three spots in the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp art contest. Joseph Hautman, of Plymouth, won with his painting of a pair of trumpeter swans.
Finding Minnesota: Mankato's Sculpture WalkVisit the heart of Mankato this year and you will likely encounter a farmer and his dog, a pony -- and even Godzilla. But most of those characters will be gone after a year, to be replaced by new ones. They are part of the community's efforts to revitalize the area's City Center by placing sizable artworks along some of the busiest streets.
Wander Minnesota: Catch An ExhibitWe're definitely in a weird patch at the moment, with chilly, rainy weather at this writing, and more rain and low temperatures possible for the coming weekend. Of course, we can expect the heat to return next week, as it often does when the Minnesota State Fair opens. But until then, if you're looking for some indoor entertainment, take a look at what's happening in the museum world.
'Mia' Curator Named As Director Of Italy's Uffizi MuseumSeven foreigners were named Tuesday to run some of Italy's most prestigious museums, including the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, after the government opened up top museum jobs to international competition for the first time in what the culture minister described as "an historic step."
Goodbye 'Minneapolis Institute Of Arts,' Hello 'Mia'The Minneapolis Institute of Art, in the midst of record attendance, is proving to be a sassy centenarian. Officials announced Thursday the museum is undergoing a rebranding in its 100th year, and will now simply be called by feminine first name "Mia."
Wander Minnesota: 'Inspired By Books' At The MIAAt the Minneapolis Institute of Arts , of course there's always so much going on around visual arts. But the museum also offers frequent tours of a literary bent: Inspired by Books, tours that combine the museum's extensive visual arts collection with themed explorations of books.
Artists To Pull An All-Nighter At Northern SparkTens of thousands of spectators and more than 1,200 local and national artists have gathered for one night in June to take part in a very unique event since 2011. Northern Spark in Minneapolis is now in its fifth year.
Mpls. Institute Of Arts Among Museums Returning Looted Artifacts To ItalyThe United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover looted artifacts.
Minneapolis Artist Captures Bakken's Life, Landscape In 25 PaintingsMore than two dozen paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota's oil boom, including workers operating machinery, a train loaded with shale crude and pickup trucks lined up outside a church, will be showcased for the first time next month.
Art-A-Whirl Twirls Into NE Minneapolis For Its 20th YearThe music and art worlds merge for the 20th year in a row at the Art-A-Whirl festival. It spans northeast Minneapolis, and ranges from avant-garde to fine art. There are more than 50 locations that are hosting events, including art studios, galleries, homes, businesses and restaurants.
MNfusion: Flowers And Art In Bloom At Macy's DowntownWinter this year was not as bad to Minnesota as last year, but our lack of snow has meant a lack of color. But for the next two weeks, Minnesotans get their fill of flowers at the annual Macy's Flower Show.
Wander Minnesota: 'Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison'The Minnesota History Center is opening a new exhibit on Saturday: Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, which will remain open until April 26. This is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibit of an important American artist.