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MNO amplifies the power of the arts that connect our diverse communities. This collection of award-winning stories and performances inspires conversation, evokes empathy, challenges perspective and entertains. Thousands of artists and arts organizations have been featured in hundreds of stories, all scored with music created by Minnesota musicians. MNO, made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota, has been produced by Twin Cities PBS since 2010. Want to watch full episodes of MNO? WATCH NOW ON TPT.ORG.
MNO amplifies the power of the arts that connect our diverse communities. This collection of award-winning stories and performances inspires conversation, evokes empathy, challenges perspective and entertains. Thousands of artists and arts organizations have been featured in hundreds of stories, all scored with music created by Minnesota musicians. MNO, made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota, has been produced by Twin Cities PBS since 2010. Want to watch full episodes of MNO? WATCH NOW ON TPT.ORG.

MNO S10 Episode 2

  In this special episode of MN Original (MNO) featuring culinary artists, James Beard Award-winning Chef Ann Kim infuses traditional Korean flavors into her modern...
Ben Weaver recites his poem Considering Leaves

‘You could stop raking and lay down in the dirt.’ But...

Ben Weaver is an artist of many disciplines. He began making music and writing poetry when he was young and later expanded his practice...

Black Market StP Smokes Up Great BBQ & Heats Up...

  This is the story of a friendship that sparked something wonderful. James Mann and Robert Lorch-Benysek formed a connection that lasts to this day,...

Fancy an Easter Egg Hunt for Art Lovers?

This is not your mama's Easter egg hunt. Ashley Mary's 60-foot mural is part of a new discovery-based event and mall-wide art exhibit that...

Jane Fonda aerobics in a museum? Watch artists in action.

When you think of an art museum, what images come to mind? Exhibitions of paintings, prints or tapestries? Plexiglass-covered pedestals protecting ceramic sculptures? Docents...

Meet This Film Director Disguised As a Finance Director

  It's no surprise that artists have day jobs to pay their bills; but you might be astounded by filmmaker David Ash, who has a...

What is studio craft? Compare a 1941 perspective to a modern...

  Influenced by the Industrial Revolution and several preceding art movements, the American studio craft movement in the United States took rise in the mid-20th...

These Women Artists Will Light Your Creative Match

Wander into any art gallery about town, any performance or music venue, or any corner bookshop hosting a reading in the Twin Cities, and...

Get to Know the Creative Team Behind Bodega Ltd.

  Inspired by the concept of a neighborhood bodega, the creative team of Liz Gardner and Josef Harris aim to be a one-stop shop for...

Exercise Your Creativity By Journaling

  What started as a project she was "practicing" for retirement turned into a full-time creative enterprise for former aerospace engineer Mary Jo Hoffman. The...