Leslie Barlow
The Minneapolis-based artist has responded to the police killing of George Floyd with intimate murals

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Champions of Change in Minnesota: Taylor Ngiri Seaberg

The musician and organizer found connections between art and protest in 2020
Houston White, Amáda Márquez Simula, Amira Adawe, Yao Yaj, Taylor Ngiri Seaberg

22 Champions of Change in Minnesota

A deeper look at artists, leaders, farmers, and more fighting for equity, progress, and community
Jaida Grey Eagle - Photographer

Champions of Change in Minnesota: Jaida Grey Eagle

The photographer and documentarian works to highlight underrepresented cultural narratives

A Pretend Place in the Minnesota Woods

A miniature cabin, built on 1:12 scale, is a reminder of the imaginative life's importance—especially during a pandemic
A Black Lives Matter mural on Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis

Meet Artists Behind the “Black Lives Matter” Street Mural

On Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis, the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum hosted a massive undertaking

Interview: Dua Saleh on Creating Music While Processing Trauma

The Twin Cities artist tackles gender identity and police brutality in new recordings
 

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more
Avi Aharoni, who writes and stars in "Operation: Immigration"

The Minnesota Son of a Twice-Immigrant Iranian Tells His Story in...

“Operation: Immigration” delves into identity in a story about an Iranian-born Jewish Minnesotan, streamed by Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company

Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 8-11

This weekend around the Twin Cities: art shows, Broadway numbers, and online theater

Why Penumbra Theatre Is Becoming a Center for Racial Healing

The 44-year-old theater will still produce plays, but is adding spa-like services and racial-equity work
 

Paisley Park Announces New Holiday Pop-Up Store

...and it ain't in Chanhassen

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more

Editor’s Note: #SaveOurStages

Minnesota Monthly editor Reed Fischer discusses the pandemic's effect on performing arts
Paisley Park’s world-class recording studios are loaded with Prince iconography

Prince’s Mystique Lives on at Paisley Park

Tours through the Purple One's enormous studio-turned-museum in Chanhassen open a new chapter into Prince's legacy
 

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more

See the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Up Close at Mall of America

It all began with a less-than-ideal visit to the Sistine Chapel in Rome.“I didn’t really enjoy the experience,” recalls Martin Biallas, founder and CEO...

Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 8-11

This weekend around the Twin Cities: art shows, Broadway numbers, and online theater
A Black Lives Matter mural on Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis

“Black Lives Matter” Mural Kicked off George Floyd-Related Art Projects

The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum also plans an exhibit of Justice for George Floyd murals
 
Jackie Boucher

Party Pics: HeartLink Gala 2019

For Children’s HeartLink’s 50th anniversary, medical experts showed out for an event that raised $1 million
Dr. Judy Eckerle

Party Pics: FashionFest

On a night of designer looks, FashionFest raised more than $480,000 for pediatric services

Party Pics: 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

The parade of classics and costumes in Excelsior brought in $25,000 for homelessness
From left: Trisha Leir, Marty Leir

Party Pics: Bone Appetit Gala

The event raised $250,000 for life-saving efforts and rescuing animals