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

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Editor’s Note: #SaveOurStages

Minnesota Monthly editor Reed Fischer discusses the pandemic's effect on performing arts
"Foot in the Door 4" at Mia

Fall Arts 2020: Top Upcoming Twin Cities Museum Events

Art exhibits and installations spanning media make for stunning debuts at Mia, the Walker, and more
Leslie Barlow

Fall Arts 2020: Leslie Barlow’s Vivid Portraits Explore Mixed-Race Identity

The Minneapolis-based artist has responded to the police killing of George Floyd with intimate murals
Seitu Jones is Two Stars' mentor for the Forecast project for the Midway Public Art

Q&A: The Rise of Artist Angela Two Stars in the Twin...

Two Stars plans to dig into Minnesota’s landscape, history, and current events with commissions and sculptural works
From left: Minnesota Historical Society's Rita Walaszek, Mattie Harper Decarlo, Ben Gessner, and Kate E. Beane

Native-Curated Exhibit Opens at Minnesota History Center

New exhibit "Our Home: Native Minnesota" explores the state's complex Indigenous history—and, for the history center, faces historic wrongs
Artist Ann Wood recreates flowers, insects, fruits, vegetables, and other earthly items using handcut paper and mixed media

Woodlucker’s Paper Botanicals Are Full of Life

Every detail matters in Minneapolis artist Ann Wood’s entrancing body of work—from flower petals to seeds
 

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
Chalkfest will look a little different in 2020

Weekend Best Bets: Aug. 13-16

This weekend: a pirate-themed treasure hunt, a mural tour in Arbor Lakes, outdoor film fest at Brit's Pub, and more
The KKK burning a cross.

Online New Works Festival Kicks Off by Confronting Racism

“Not in Our Neighborhood!” tells the true story of the racist acts around one couple’s move to St. Paul's Groveland Park in 1924
"Marie and Rosetta," starring Jamaica Bennett and Rajane Katurah Brown, was the last main stage production at Park Square Theatre before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

5 Ways to Support (and Enjoy) Local Theater Right Now

A murder mystery has been written for video chat and the state's biggest theater festival has gone online
 

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
Maria Schneider

Composer Maria Schneider Confronts Big Tech and Bigger Revelations

Schneider talks "Data Lords," her small-town Minnesota childhood, and the fight against big data

Interview: Dua Saleh on Creating Music While Processing Trauma

The Twin Cities artist tackles gender identity and police brutality in new recordings
 
"Foot in the Door 4" at Mia

Fall Arts 2020: Top Upcoming Twin Cities Museum Events

Art exhibits and installations spanning media make for stunning debuts at Mia, the Walker, and more
Leslie Barlow

Fall Arts 2020: Leslie Barlow’s Vivid Portraits Explore Mixed-Race Identity

The Minneapolis-based artist has responded to the police killing of George Floyd with intimate murals
Seitu Jones is Two Stars' mentor for the Forecast project for the Midway Public Art

Q&A: The Rise of Artist Angela Two Stars in the Twin...

Two Stars plans to dig into Minnesota’s landscape, history, and current events with commissions and sculptural works
Rendering of the new Franconia Commons building

Fall Arts 2020: Franconia Sculpture Park Gets an Indoor Reimagining

Ginger Shulick Porcella speaks on the Shafer sculpture garden's new spaces debuting this fall
 
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