Coco Mault

(credit: Coco Mault)

Art On The Skyways: Part 2

Last month, we featured a guide to some of our favorite works of art displayed in Minneapolis’ skyway system, but there’s more art to explore. We take a look at four more inspiring pieces.

10/10/2011

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Museum Spotlight: Hennepin History Museum

Just south of downtown Minneapolis, past the Stevens Square neighborhood is the Washburn-Fair Oaks Mansion district. There is a central neighborhood park full of large mature trees, and the surrounding neighborhood is home to quiet, stately houses.

10/03/2011

(credit: Soo Visual Arts Center)

SooVAC Serves Up Provocative Art

We’re lucky here in the Twin Cities because, to put it simply, there are a ton of art galleries here. And because of the variety of art available, much of it is affordable for almost everyone.

09/26/2011

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Overlooked Sculptures At The Walker Sculpture Garden

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden houses other sculptures that are just as deserving of your attention as the Spoonbridge and Cherry. Here’s a guide to our favorites pieces.

09/19/2011

(credit: Coco Mault)

A Guide To Art On The Skyways

It’s true that Minnesota has a reputation for being a perfect place to explore the great outdoors, but only to a point. Sub-zero degree windchills in the winter and overbearing heat and humidity in the summer tend to make many locals second-guess living here.

09/12/2011

(credit: University of Minnesota Press)

New Book Explores Lost Mansions Of The Twin Cities

The Twin Cities are host to some pretty tony neighborhoods. But in a new book — Once There Were Castles, Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities by Larry Millett — we find out just how far back those extravagant roots go.

09/05/2011

(credit: Science Museum of Minnesota website/www.smn.org)

Behind The Scenes At The Science Museum Of Minnesota

Even though the current Science Museum of Minnesota appears to be staying at this location for a while with our old favorites — the mummy is always a must-see — many exhibits continue to move in and out rather frequently.

08/22/2011

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Cocktail Review: Monte Carlo Bar And Restaurant

The Monte Carlo Bar and Restaurant on the edge of the North Loop section of downtown Minneapolis offers up a rare opportunity for classic fine dining and strong, classic cocktails.

08/17/2011

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A Peek At Puny’s Permanent Display

The Twin Cities metro area has hundreds of permanent art displays and mini historical exhibits around town. For just over a year now, a company named Puny Entertainment has been putting some of their own work on display in northeast Minneapolis.

08/15/2011

Frank Sonntag Cowles Center Rendition

New Home For Dance In Minneapolis

The Shubert Theatre may be most known for its dramatic move from the northwest corner of Block E to its new spot about a block away at 528 Hennepin Avenue in 1999.

07/25/2011

Paper Toy - The Magicians Assistant

Paper Toy II At Pink Hobo Gallery

Origami has been around for millenia, but learning how to fold a perfect paper swan hasn’t exactly consumed the masses. The current show at Pink Hobo Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis proves that in this technological age, people still enjoy paper playthings.

07/18/2011

Graves Hotel Lobby

The Art Of The Hotel Lobby

With impressive art on display at their lobbies, Twin Cities hotels are looking more and more like contemporary art museums.

07/11/2011

Forest Dinosaurs Diptych - Lex Thompson

Review: ‘A View Of The Vernacular’

So we conquered the wilderness. Then what? Suddenly that adventure isn’t so thrilling anymore and on we are to the next one. And here an interesting pattern emerges; one that photographers Lex Thompson and Eric Ruby address in their joint show “A View of the Vernacular.”

07/04/2011

Importance of Being Earnest - David Furr & Santino Fontana

Broadway To Guthrie: The Importance of Being Earnest

Having men play women’s roles is not a revolutionary idea, though historically it wasn’t for entertainment’s sake, but a result of ancient taboos about women performers.

06/20/2011

Tracie Bennett in End of the Rainbow

Tracie Bennett Is Judy Garland In ‘End Of The Rainbow’

Actress Tracie Bennett recently visited the Guthrie Theater in preparation for her upcoming January run of the show End of the Rainbow, in which she portrays Minnesota’s own Judy Garland in the later years of the star’s career.

06/13/2011

Georges Dudognon, Greta Garbo in the Club St. Germain, ca. 1950s, gelatin silver print, Collection SFMoMA, Foto Forum purchase, copyright Georges Dudognon (credit: courtesy of Walker Art Center)

Review: Voyeurism As Art

Since the invention of cameras it seems people have been thinking of ways to conceal them. Taking photos on the sly is a daring act and the results often display a certain level of honesty.

06/06/2011

Alphabet by Rose Sexton (credit: Highpoint Center for the Arts)

Art Preview: Emerging Printmakers At Highpoint Center

Highpoint Center for Printmaking showcases the work of three emerging artists, recipients of Jerome Foundation grants, in new exhibition.

05/30/2011

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The Devil and Mr. Punch Review: Evil Puppet Charms Mpls.

Not all puppets are childlike and there is nothing innocent about one puppet in particular: Mr. Punch, of the famous Italian puppet duo, Punch and Judy.

05/23/2011

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