Heidi Schreck in the Broadway production of her play “What the Constitution Means to Me.” Schreck’s play will be the first performed at the Guth

Guthrie's comeback season includes a screwball comedy, moving drama and classic

Comeback season includes "Emma," "Sweat" and "A Raisin in the Sun."

Minnesota Opera brings back 'Carmen,' with former star as director

June 8
Renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves will make her directing debut.
Bizet will cap the 2021-22 season, split between in-person and online shows.

Ordway reopens its Broadway series with 4-show lineup

June 9
The cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” from a pre-pandemic production.
"Fiddler," "Waitress," "Donna Summer" and "Officer" are all on tap.
Variety
June 15
Phil Handy had a pre-Revolutionary War bible in need of repair. After searching and searching for book conservators, he came across Bailey Kinsky and

She brought a Minnesota man's 250-year-old family Bible back to life

How a book conservator breathed new life into an ancient family heirloom.
Variety
June 13

Chris Thile returns to playing – and listening

Pandemic forced the high-energy musician and radio host to slow down.
Variety
June 10
The artistic team behind Open Eye Theatre’s Driveway Tour show “The Amazing Cowboat”: performers Ty Chapman & Tri Vo, and assistant director/pup

8 ways to get your summer theater fix outdoors

Gardens, driveways and parks become their stages before a return to the indoors.
Variety
June 10
“The Wind Always Strikes the Highest Mountain” by Yeej Moua

Popular nighttime fest Northern Spark expands from two nights to two weeks

After a year off, the popular outdoor art fest switches from two nights to two weeks.
Variety
June 7
Choreographer Michael Matthew Ferrell, seen in 2012 with the Alive & Kickin ensemble, has died at 61.

Twin Cities choreographer Michael Matthew Ferrell dies at 61

The son of a former Rockette, he set dances on Amy Adams and Laura Osnes.
Variety
June 3
Graciela Iturbide's 1979 photo "Retrato Seri" is a recent acquisition by the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The museum is adding a curatorial post

Minneapolis Institute of Art gets a $19M financial boost

After a tough year for the museum, a group of donors stepped up with gifts for its endowment.
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June 3
DejaJoelle is a choreographer, director, African-Centered Healing Artist and Cultural Healing Curator.

Twin Cities choreographer DejaJoelle explores power of prayer

DejaJoelle calls for liberation and transformation and with her "Body Prayers."
Movies
June 3
Abigail (Mckenna Grace), Lucky (Isabela Merced) and Pru (Marsai Martin) in “Spirit Untamed.”

Shoddy-looking 'Spirit Untamed' appears to have been made for small screens

The script is fine but the visuals are a horse of a different color.
Variety
May 28
When the pandemic shut down live theater acting couple Autumn Ness and Reed Sigmund  created “Audrey Saves the Universe,” enlisting their boys –

Children's Theatre stars cast their children and dog for streaming series

Gung-ho performers become filmmakers, using their kids and dog as actors.
Variety
May 28
Three lace pieces by Amy Sands outside the American Swedish Institute.

Minnesota artist finds new ways to look at old lace in show at American Swedish Institute

Artist transforms 19th-century lace patterns for a show at the American Swedish Institute.
Variety
May 27

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Variety
May 25
“Log Jam” Open Eye Theatre Photo by Galen Fletcher

Songs, folklore and a 12-foot puppet offer a spoofy look at Paul Bunyan

Open Eye Theatre's outdoor musical takes a spoofy look at Paul Bunyan's legacy.
Variety
May 25
Emily Blunt kicks off the summer movie season with a whisper by facing off against the monsters in “A Quiet Place Part II.”

How to watch the summer's most anticipated sequels, thrillers, dramas and action movies

The following previews hope to lure all audiences to sequels, thrillers, fantasies and more.
Variety
May 24
Ellie Dehn as Lady Billows and Allen Michael Jones as Mr. Budd in Minnesota Opera’s “Albert Herring.”

Minnesota Opera brings audiences up close in its first big COVID comeback

REVIEW: Clever camera work offers a rich way to experience Minnesota Opera's first full-scale staging in 15 months.
Variety
May 21
Kaywin Feldman said the National Gallery has “a lot of work to do, catching up with ... what the nation really looks like.”

Kaywin Feldman wants the National Gallery to truly reflect the nation

Former director of Minneapolis Institute of Art pushes for diversity and a new identity at this D.C. landmark.
Variety
May 21
The exhibit “Supernatural America” will include (clockwise from top) Gertrude Abercrombie’s 1950 painting “Strange Shadows (Shadows and Substa

Minneapolis Institute of Art investigates the paranormal in 'Supernatural America'

Museum will look at artists' relationship to the paranormal in "Supernatural America."
Variety
May 20
One of the boards preserved for the “Justice For George” exhibit. Provided

George Floyd memorial this weekend will exhibit murals from uprising for the first time

"Justice for George" memorial will exhibit murals from the uprising for the first time.
Variety
May 19
“Just Yesterday” exterior mural exhibition on the exterior of the Weisman Art Museum. On view now through Oct. 1. Image courtesy of WAM.

Weisman Art Museum closed for summer, but the show goes on outdoors

The museum is doing maintenance work as it resumes its search for an executive director.
Variety
May 18
An actual go-go dancer (Scott Edward Stafford) pops up regularly on Felix González-Torres’ sculpture “Untitled (Go-Go Dancing Platform)” as par

Go-go dancer in the gallery? Art and performance blend in a new Walker exhibit

Walker Art Center brings performers into the gallery for its new show "The Paradox of Stillness." So we asked both our art and dance critics to weigh in.
Variety
May 18
Community members did the electric slide last summer during an event in north Minneapolis organized by TruArtSpeaks, one of 10 Minnesota arts groups t

10 arts groups serving communities of color to split $7M in funding

At least $500,000 each for "cultural treasures" linked to communities of color.