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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.

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...

MNO S10 Episode 5

  FULL-LENGTH EPISODE Artistic partnership Free Black Dirt voices narratives often erased or ignored. Larsen Husby walked every street in Minneapolis for his project "Long Trace of...

The Awesomeness of Faribault Comes to Life in ‘1855’

  Samuel Temple and Logan Ledman are the creative forces behind 1855, a cable program that showcases their high-energy curiosity about the stories that made...

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...

Get a Taste of the Middle East in the Midwest

  "Flavor is my signature flavor profile!" If you've ever visited any of Sameh Wadi's restaurants, you know his proclamation is true. Whether he's serving...

MNO S10 Episode 3

  FULL-LENGTH EPISODE Obsessed with maps and travels as a child, Rhymesayers artist deM atlaS now finds himself tour around the world. deM takes us for...

MNO S10 Episode 4

  FULL-LENGTH EPISODE Go behind the scenes with Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ creative team, celebrating 50 years. Proof Public brings the art of letterpress printing to a mass...

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...

Proof Public Brings Printmaking to the Masses

  Elana Schwartzman recognized it the first time she rolled paper through antique press: The printed word is powerful. "There’s something about seeing words on...