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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.

How the MN Museum of American Art Expanded the Frame of...

“Community partnerships” may be a buzz phrase in the not-for-profit sector, but that doesn’t mean that organizations collaborating together aren’t incredibly important and valuable...

What is home? PaviElle French has the answer in her first...

  PaviElle French reflects on her new symphony, “A Requiem for Zula”, which honors her mother, Zula Young, as well as Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood where...

The Train Stops with Musician Dem Atlas

  When fifteen-year-old front man Joshua Turner took the stage for the first time, he never thought the experience would lead him to a career...

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...