At the Minneapolis Institute of Art:
Through March 7, 2021
Jess Dugan’s portraits of transgender and gender nonconforming older adults share a reflective outlook on aging in a trans body.
Opens November 1
Mia’s once-a-decade program, which goes virtual this year, invites Minnesota artists at all career levels to submit works of art that fit inside a 1-foot cube.
Opens November 21
Rochester-based artist Nicole Havekost makes sometimes awkward, and sometimes joyful, wool fabric sculptures.
Opens December 12
Black artists working in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, quilting, and assemblage, explore notions of ritual and spirituality in this exhibition featuring gifts from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, which promotes Black artists of the South.
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thursday special hours: 10 a.m.-midnight)
At the Walker Art Center:
Through July 4, 2021
Presented in collaboration with the Feminist Art Coalition, this project taking the form of an exhibition engages the Walker in self-critique as an institution and focuses on women artists.
Through April 11, 2021
The Walker teams up with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago for this major design exhibition featuring 80 works that imagine our futures in the decades and centuries ahead.
Opens November 14
The Berlin-based artist and writer’s first U.S. solo museum presentation of paintings, sculpture, and collage combines humor with the grotesque.
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis
Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thursday and Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon, are dedicated hours for at-risk visitors)
More Museum Highlights
The American Swedish Institute welcomes visitors back to take in new and continuing art exhibits, along with a robust virtual program and outdoor pop-up experiences. The Swedish Dads photography exhibition, for instance, is on view online and on the fence in front of the mansion through October 4. Additionally, the south Minneapolis museum is offering language classes, Nordic cooking, craft classes, and lectures.
The Bakken Museum in south Minneapolis returned from closure during the pandemic with several big remodeling projects completed. There’s a new lobby, better accessibility, and a new orientation toward Bde Maka Ska and the wetlands that sit on the east side of the building.
The Bell Museum in Falcon Heights re-opened in July, offering a chance for visitors to check out the Birds of America multimedia exhibition. The exhibit places you in an immersive experience surrounded by 20 of Audubon’s birds that have been animated into life.
The Museum of Russian Art’s Leaders and the Masses: Mega Paintings from Soviet Ukraine highlights 37 paintings donated from the Jurii Maniichuk and Rose Brady Collection. On view until January 10, 2021, the show at the southwest Minneapolis museum includes enormous canvases featuring Soviet leaders as well as farmers, soldiers, sailors, and other workers never seen before in the U.S.