Twin-Cities artist explores male body image expectations in new exhibition


Combining portrait photography, video, and sculpture, the exhibition examines the pressure many men feel to achieve a sculpted, perfect body. Though today’s post-Internet world offers numerous expressions of gender and desire, the reality of social media is the hyper-comparison and competition between bodies, adding to longstanding tensions around the ideal figure.


Mia acquires over 500 notable works


MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced the 2022 end-of-year gifts to the museum’s collection that include a group of four 19th-century Navajo textiles; a collection of 130 works of Chinese calligraphy from the 16th to the 19th century; and an array of paintings, watercolors, drawings, and pastels by major American and European artists.

Mia to open early on Black Friday


MINNEAPOLIS— This Black Friday, skip the malls and spend the day at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Mia will open early at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, with free admission to the special exhibition “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence” from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., free coffee and pastries, and promotions at The Store at Mia. 

Mia to host after-hours dinner series


MINNEAPOLIS— This fall and winter, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will host a series of after-hours art and dining experiences inspired by the special exhibition Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi. 

Storyteller Kevin Kling returns to the Guthrie


Minneapolis/St. Paul — The Guthrie Theater’s Artistic Director Joseph Haj announced the theater will present Kevin Kling’s celebrated holiday show, “Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log,” on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.

Ma Kent’s easy apple pie

Certain foods are synonymous with particular holidays or times of year. For example, few people can imagine celebrating Valentine’s Day without ample supplies of chocolate on hand.

Major works from the Uffizi Galleries comes to MIA


The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will present “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi,” featuring more than 45 loans from the renowned Uffizi Galleries in Florence, including Sandro Botticelli’s evocative Minerva and the Centaur (c. 1482).

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