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5 Black Poets Call for Social Justice One Year After George...

Editor’s Note: The following performances were filmed as part of the event, “Black Poetic Reflections on George Floyd & the Call for Social Justice,”...

Comedy in Color: A Roundtable with Minnesota-Based BIPOC Comedians

The pause between the end of the punchline and the opening chords of a laughing crowd only last for a second, but there’s much...

Summer to Winter: How Artists Continue to Reinvent During a Pandemic

Along with their particular creative spark, artists have a certain flair for adaptability and flexibility. For Emilia Mettenbrink, a violinist with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra,...
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The Pandemic Has Given Local Artists a Time for Reflection

This summer, local artists explored the impact of COVID-19 through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance in Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic,...

Hawona Sullivan Janzen Tells Untold Stories

Hawona Sullivan Janzen has been saved many times by art - and she believes that many people living in the midst of our painful...

Virtual Event: ART IS… In Search Of

  Chamindika Wanduragala is a multidisciplinary artist who brought together three artists working in puppetry. Kallie Melvin delves into the complexities of being a transnational adoptee. Andrew Young’s...

Discover the Origins of Minnesota’s Own Grand Racist Opera

This is the weirdest story you'll probably learn for a while. And yet it's all true. In 1928, Minnesota hosted an original opera performance attended...

Junauda Petrus-Nasah Creates a World of Radical Whimsy in Her Art

For Junauda Petrus-Nasah, our world is at a critical creative moment. Though Junauda’s work has long revolved around her vision for racial equity, she...

Minnesota Portraits: A Conversation with Dominique Serrand

Artist, performer, director, Dominque Serrand discusses the origins and humble beginnings of the renowned company he helped to start, Theatre de la Jeune Lune....

Take a Listen to Reinaldo Moya’s Minnesota-Latino Opera

  It was by chance that Reinaldo Moya fell in love with classical music. Growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Moya's two older...