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Modern Love

From mid-century modern to contemporary prefab, the Twin Cities has experimented with almost every architectural style to come along since World War II. Some of that legacy is already rubble—much of it rightly so. But Minneapolis–St. Paul is also home to dozens of modern edifices that deserve a place in the world pantheon of great spaces. Here, 14 buildings—plus a band shell, two bridges, and a park—that deserve to be celebrated long into the next century.



GUTHRIE THEATER

Jean Nouvel, 2006

Can theater change the world? The effects of stagecraft are hard to measure, but there’s no denying that the Frenchman Jean Nouvel deftly transformed Minneapolis in 2006 when he reenvisioned the Guthrie Theater as a big blue box on the banks of the Mississippi. Almost overnight, a swath of riverfront mostly known as a place where you could buy cheap liquor or tailgate before a Twins game became the city’s premier address. Condos, restaurants, and organic markets took root. Gold Medal Park took shape in the former no man’s land.

But the Guthrie did more than just boost property values. In one bold stroke, Nouvel managed to marry one of Minnesota’s most treasured cultural institutions, the Guthrie, with the city’s milling-industry past. It wasn’t just the industrial feel of the exterior—electric-blue metal. Inside, theatergoers encountered windows that framed the landscape, the falls, bridges and buildings—reminders of the river’s central role in our own developing drama. As in many a play, it took a stranger to make us see the bounty that was already ours.
 

GOD IS IN THE DETAILS :: 

Providence has blessed the Twin Cities with an abundance of religious architecture. But few structures are as conducive to contemplation as Bigelow Chapel, part of the United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, designed by Joan Sorrano and John Cook of HGA and fitted with translucent maple panels; and Christ Lutheran Church, by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, a worship space in south Minneapolis that seems tailor-made for meditation.
 

MARQUETTE PLAZA

Gunnar Birkerts, 1972

The elegance is in the engineering. Most of the floors in this building hang from two sets of catenary cables—visible in the building’s façade—in a design that resembles a suspension bridge. Originally, an open gap between the plaza level and the bottommost floor showcased the building’s bridge-like qualities. A building addition, a green terrace, and the departure of the original tenant, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, have altered the building significantly. But, happily, the “smile” remains—a gesture of beauty and grace.
 

Photo by wes glenna

ING BUILDING

Minoru Yamasaki, 1965

Minoru Yamasaki is best known as the designer of the World Trade Center towers in New York, but before the Twin Towers were erected, the Seattle-born architect conjured up classically informed confections like this temple to trade on Minneapolis’s Washington Avenue. Once reviled as a relic, this ’60s survivor has aged with grace. And when the reflecting pools that surround it are refilled this summer, its green marble façade will glimmer in the light—just as it first did more than 40 years ago.
 

 

 


ARTFUL FLOURISHES :: 

Great paintings, music, and performances deserve a home as grand as the art itself, right? Which is why well-heeled patrons have been happy to foot the bill for these recent constructions:  1. Walker Art Center addition. This metal-clad building was grafted onto the original, brown-brick Larrabee Barnes structure by the Swiss architectural team of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in 2005. Overhyped in conception, it’s nonetheless compelling as executed.  2. MacPhail Center for Music. Opened in 2007, the design of this Minneapolis music school by local architect James Dayton shows the influence of Dayton’s erstwhile mentor, Frank Gehry.  3. Schubert Club Heilmaier Memorial Bandstand. New York architect James Carpenter planted this flourish on Raspberry Island in downtown St. Paul in 2002.
 

Photo by Wes Glenna

IDS CENTER

Philip Johnson, 1973

Like an anchor in a storm, Philip Johnson’s IDS Center offers reassurance. It’s the linchpin on which downtown Minneapolis turns, an aid to tourists and native drivers alike. It’s an icon, recognizable to passengers landing at MSP International, a heartening sight to expats. It’s solidly built, respectable, elegant, and serious, but not flashy or ostentatious. In short, it’s the embodiment of Minnesota values. Consider the building’s civic virtues, as well. The IDS once housed a movie theater and still contains a restaurant and a hotel. Its center gathering space, the Crystal Court, is open to all—and attracts visitors of every economic stripe throughout the day. And finally, its design is the very embodiment of democracy: The corners are zigzagged (what the architect called “zogs”) in a way that allows for 32 corner offices, instead of the typical four, on every floor.
 

CHURCH OF ST. COLUMBA

Barry Byrne, 1951

The word elegant isn’t often used to describe buildings made of concrete. But Barry Byrne, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright who was deeply influenced by expressionism, had a knack for coaxing beauty, particularly stunning churches, from the material. Case in point: The Church of St. Columba, in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. On Sunday mornings, Catholic parishioners linger on the stepped plaza below the church’s round bell tower—a sign that this is more than a concrete driveway. Inside, a low-ceilinged narthex squeezes worshipers into the stunning, oval-shaped sanctuary, its interior lit by the sunshine pouring through more than two-dozen clerestory windows. The robin’s-egg hue of the ceiling adds to the sense that you’re on a boat bound for heaven. Outside, the concrete is a firm foundation. Inside, it’s light as a feather.
 

Photo by wes glena

MPLS CENTRAL LIBRARY

Cesar Pelli, 2006

Twice now, Cesar Pelli has come to our rescue. The first time was in 1989, when the Wells Fargo Center rose from the ashes of the old Northwestern National Bank, which had been destroyed by fire. Pelli’s soaring replacement was part Rocke-feller Center, part ice palace—a knockout. But Pelli deserves equal credit for exhuming the city’s central library. Most of the books in the old ’60s structure were literally underground, accessible only after library staffers communicated with the moles that worked below. Pelli’s library, in contrast, is bright and airy. And like his Wells Fargo tower, the building glows at night—but from the inside, and with a different sort of illumination.
 

 

SIGNS OF CIVILIZATION :: 

Public works are often bereft of flair—pared down by politicians eager to prove their budget-cutting prowess. So when our landscape is graced by amenities that are not only functional but also eye-catching, we’re especially grateful. 1. Martin Olav Sabo Bridge, 2007.   2. Mears Park, 1992.  3. Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, 1988.  4. Como Park Visitor Center, 2005.
 

HOUSE CALLS ::

Trying to select the most notable homes from among all the residences built in the Twin Cities since World War II is a task only the most foolhardy would undertake. Which is more important: the Frank Lloyd Wright residence on Cedar Lake or the Marcel Breuer retreat in St. Paul? We’re not sure, but here are two structures we’d certainly like to call home. 1. Eigenfeld House. What is it about this house by Gar Hargens of Minneapolis-based Close Associates that reminds us of Southern California? The blue corrugated-metal siding? The rooftop balcony? The vista views? (Albeit of St. Paul, not the Pacific.) Hard to say, but this much we know: It’s way cool. 2. FlatPak House. Do-it-yourselfers have a friend in Charlie Lazor, who designed a home of interchangeable components for his family in 2004, then took the concept to the masses. Prefabricated panels of glass, wood, concrete, and metal are mixed and matched to create rooms, courtyards, walls, and windows. Some assembly required.
 

WEISMAN ART MUSEUM

Frank Gehry, 1993

There are no centrist opinions when it comes to this jumble of stainless-steel forms on the U of M’s East Bank campus in Minneapolis. Sculptural wonder or pile o’ tin cans? Depends whom you ask. But whether you worship or revile it, there’s no denying that the Weisman’s opening in the early 1990s prepped us for what lay ahead—the rise of starchitects and a clamor for cool new edifices worldwide. When Frank Gehry catapulted to fame with the Guggenheim Bilbao a few years later, some of us noted—softly, but not without a trace of smugness—that we knew all along that this guy had talent, that our museum was the creative furnace in which Gehry forged his signature style. Spain might have the masterpiece, but we kindled the artistic flame. 

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August 2015

Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
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Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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The Meeting Waters Friday, August 28, 2015 – Sunday, August 30, 2015  Whittier Studios Reception: Friday, August 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Uniting artists from disparate...

Cost: Free

Where:
MCAD Whittier Gallery
2840 Grand Avenue, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-874-3793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud

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All poultry enthusiasts, 4-H supporters, and state fair goers, join Minnesota 4-H and Gold’n Plump on Sunday, August 30 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the sixth annual Poultry Prince and Princess...

Cost: Free with admission to Minnesota State Fair

Where:
Minnesota State Fair Sheep & Poultry Barn
Judson Ave & Liggett St
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Gold'n Plump
Telephone: 612-337-0087
Contact Name: Julia Irwin
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Red Wing Depot Gallery will be full of the season...The Harvest Season. Depending on your background, you may envision different things when you consider harvest time. We have artwork that reflects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Red Wing Depot Gallery
418 Levee Street
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: Red Wing Arts Association
Telephone: 651-388-7569
Contact Name: Arlene Roth
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Join us as we gather with MCEA donors and friends at the Grand Ely Lodge on Sunday, August 30th from 4:00-6:00 PM! Enjoy refreshments and conversation as we learn from MCEA’s staff...

Cost: Free, reservations are required

Where:
Grand Ely Lodge
400 N. Pioneer Rd.
Sunrise Room
Ely, MN  55731
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Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery will host a new body of work by Minneapolis artist Sara Suppan. Suppan’s paintings explore the relationship between the home and its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franklin Art Center Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Sponsor: Franklin Art Center
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St Paul! Come see Alan Jackson perform all his hits live at the Minnesota State Fair on August 30th. Don't miss this unforgettable night of hits!

Cost: $40

Where:
Minnesota State Fair
St. Paul , MN


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July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 612-990-0126
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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Red Wing Depot Gallery will be full of the season...The Harvest Season. Depending on your background, you may envision different things when you consider harvest time. We have artwork that reflects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Red Wing Depot Gallery
418 Levee Street
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: Red Wing Arts Association
Telephone: 651-388-7569
Contact Name: Arlene Roth
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Join us as we gather with MCEA donors and friends at Tycoons in Downtown Duluth on Monday, August 31st from 4:00-6:00 PM! Enjoy refreshments and conversation with MCEA’s executive...

Cost: Free, reservations are required

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Tycoons Alehouse
132 E. Superior St.
Duluth , MN
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July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Website »

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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
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Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612791-1285
Contact Name: Douglas Flanders
Website »

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Red Wing Depot Gallery will be full of the season...The Harvest Season. Depending on your background, you may envision different things when you consider harvest time. We have artwork that reflects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Red Wing Depot Gallery
418 Levee Street
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: Red Wing Arts Association
Telephone: 651-388-7569
Contact Name: Arlene Roth
Website »

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Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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This is a Minnesota Recovery Month event to express gratitude, convey hope and to celebrate all in recovery—family, friends, and everyone in our communities who help recovery happen. ...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Target Field
822 S 3rd St, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Minnesota Recovery Connection
Telephone: 612-584-4158
Contact Name: Julia Parnell
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July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
Website »

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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
Website »

More information

Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
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Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
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Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Red Wing Depot Gallery will be full of the season...The Harvest Season. Depending on your background, you may envision different things when you consider harvest time. We have artwork that reflects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Red Wing Depot Gallery
418 Levee Street
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Sponsor: Red Wing Arts Association
Telephone: 651-388-7569
Contact Name: Arlene Roth
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July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
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Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
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Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:30 a.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg College  625 22nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454.  Keynote Speaker — Johnny Smith. ...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Augsburg College
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Recovery Connection
Telephone: 612-584-4158
Contact Name: Julia Parnell
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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
Website »

More information

Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Website »

More information

Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612791-1285
Contact Name: Douglas Flanders
Website »

More information

Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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Red Wing Depot Gallery will be full of the season...The Harvest Season. Depending on your background, you may envision different things when you consider harvest time. We have artwork that reflects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Red Wing Depot Gallery
418 Levee Street
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: Red Wing Arts Association
Telephone: 651-388-7569
Contact Name: Arlene Roth
Website »

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Join Ian Karl for an evening of carving canoe paddles, sharing stories of paddling adventures, and sampling some of the fine dark beer that the Midwest has to offer. Ian is an accomplished...

Cost: $20 per person

Where:
Northwest Passage's In A New Light Gallery
7417 North Bass Lake Rd
Webster, WI  54893
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Sponsor: Northwest Passage
Telephone: 715-309-4254
Contact Name: Brenda Martin
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The edgy EuroDance music and contagious charisma of ALI V is back at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair!  ALI V will be performing music from her award-winning debut album, "SHADE"....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Ave. N
St. Paul, MN  55108
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In our latest best-of show, "Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk," the cast takes a look in the BNW archives for the best sketches from the last decade. The show will feature recent...

Cost: $25-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
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One of American theatre's best loved plays, A Streetcar Named Desire has been celebrated, studied and produced all over the world for nearly seventy years.  From the dramatic artistry of Tennessee...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
St. Croix Festival Theatre
210 N Washington St
St. Croix Falls, WI  54024
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One of American theatre's best loved plays, A Streetcar Named Desire has been celebrated, studied and produced all over the world for nearly seventy years.  From the dramatic artistry of...

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210 N Washington St
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Cost: Free

Where:
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If you're an animal-lover, and enjoy competition as well, the Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association's 30th Annual Labor Day Trials are something you'll want to see. Witness some of...

Cost: $7 per person. (Kids under 10 are free)

Where:
Badlands Sno-Park
772 Kinney Road
Hudson, WI  54016
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Sponsor: Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association
Contact Name: Claudia Mahon
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#1 Good Dogs Coming Again to Hudson Badlands for 30th Annual Competition Have you ever tried to teach your dog to lie down on command? How about come when called while playing with his favorite...

Cost: $7

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Badlands Sno-Park
772 Kinney Road
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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
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View map »


Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
Website »

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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Website »

More information

Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612791-1285
Contact Name: Douglas Flanders
Website »

More information

Red Wing Depot Gallery will be full of the season...The Harvest Season. Depending on your background, you may envision different things when you consider harvest time. We have artwork that reflects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Red Wing Depot Gallery
418 Levee Street
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: Red Wing Arts Association
Telephone: 651-388-7569
Contact Name: Arlene Roth
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Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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In our latest best-of show, "Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk," the cast takes a look in the BNW archives for the best sketches from the last decade. The show will feature recent...

Cost: $25-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
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One of American theatre's best loved plays, A Streetcar Named Desire has been celebrated, studied and produced all over the world for nearly seventy years.  From the dramatic artistry of...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
St. Croix Festival Theatre
210 N Washington St
St. Croix Falls, WI  54024
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One of American theatre's best loved plays, A Streetcar Named Desire has been celebrated, studied and produced all over the world for nearly seventy years.  From the dramatic artistry of Tennessee...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
St. Croix Festival Theatre
210 N Washington St
St. Croix Falls, WI  54024
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Crow with No Mouth Promotions presents German composer Gerhard Stäbler and Korean-born German composer Kunsu Shim in a collaborative electroacoustic performance. Crow with No Mouth...

Cost: $12

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
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If you're an animal-lover, and enjoy competition as well, the Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association's 30th Annual Labor Day Trials are something you'll want to see. Witness some of...

Cost: $7 per person. (Kids under 10 are free)

Where:
Badlands Sno-Park
772 Kinney Road
Hudson, WI  54016
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Sponsor: Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association
Contact Name: Claudia Mahon
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#1 Good Dogs Coming Again to Hudson Badlands for 30th Annual Competition Have you ever tried to teach your dog to lie down on command? How about come when called while playing with his favorite...

Cost: $7

Where:
Badlands Sno-Park
772 Kinney Road
Hudson, WI
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The public is invited to attend the ninth annual Blue Moon Art Tour on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 of Labor Day weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Visit artists at their studios...

Cost: Free

Where:
Art Studios
Blue Moon Road
Drummond, WI  54832
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Telephone: 800-533-7454
Contact Name: Cable Area Chamber of Commerce
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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Looking for something new to kick off Labor Day Weekend?... Try this...No Dog Left Behind's inaugural 5k for both humans & their dogs. Run, Walk, Bark along the Shores of Beautiful...

Cost: $20 in advance, $30 Race day

Where:
Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: No Dog Left Beind
Contact Name: Susan
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Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612791-1285
Contact Name: Douglas Flanders
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Red Wing Depot Gallery will be full of the season...The Harvest Season. Depending on your background, you may envision different things when you consider harvest time. We have artwork that reflects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Red Wing Depot Gallery
418 Levee Street
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: Red Wing Arts Association
Telephone: 651-388-7569
Contact Name: Arlene Roth
Website »

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One of American theatre's best loved plays, A Streetcar Named Desire has been celebrated, studied and produced all over the world for nearly seventy years.  From the dramatic artistry of Tennessee...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
St. Croix Festival Theatre
210 N Washington St
St. Croix Falls, WI  54024
View map »


Website »

More information

One of American theatre's best loved plays, A Streetcar Named Desire has been celebrated, studied and produced all over the world for nearly seventy years.  From the dramatic artistry of...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
St. Croix Festival Theatre
210 N Washington St
St. Croix Falls, WI  54024
View map »


Website »

More information

In our latest best-of show, "Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk," the cast takes a look in the BNW archives for the best sketches from the last decade. The show will feature recent...

Cost: $25-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Website »

More information

July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
View map »


Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
Website »

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