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Alec Soth almost gave up photography. What pulled him back?

  Minnesota-based, internationally-revered photographer Alec Soth recently released his ninth book of photographs, entitled I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating. The book is...

Forgot How to Play? Ashley Mary Will Show You How.

  Walking into Ashley Mary's Northeast studio feels a bit like walking onto an early 1990's Nickelodeon Television set - in the best way. Large,...

This Artist’s Work with Flowers Will Change Your Body Chemistry

  For ceramic artist Juliane Shibata, there are two characteristics she’s consistently drawn to in making work: size and multiples. Juliane says, “Most of the...

Meet the Maker Behind One of Instagram’s Happiest Feeds

  Mandi Smethells loves rainbows. It's a love that's apparent the moment you land on her popular Instagram page. The Saint Paul, Minn. based artist has...
The Minnesota Museum of American art (the M) asks, "What Is American Art?"

What is American Art?

The Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) continually reexamines the question, "What is American Art?" with their audiences, artists and local communities. The...

Step Inside a MN Barn Filled with Busts of Famous People

  Down an unpaved road in Winnebago, Minnesota, sits the farm of George and Irene Bassett. Their ancestors have lived on this land since the Civil...

Decisions, Decisions

Robert Edwards stopped by Almanac to express his regret over a recent purchase.

Experience the First MayDay Parade and Festival in Powderhorn Park

  Bye-bye porn. Hello puppets Three decades ago, this message appeared on the marquee of the Avalon Theater on Lake Street in South Minneapolis. After a...

Explore a More Sustainable Approach to Clothing

Most of us have absolutely no idea what goes into making the garments we wear every day. The Weavers Guild of Minnesota showcases a...

Find Out How Fabric Arts Bring Communities Together

  Exploring a variety of handweaving techniques, the Weavers Guild of Minnesota preserves and strengthens traditions from faraway places such as Asia, Africa and Scandinavia. Find...