New Museum Exhibits Entice This Fall
From big cities to small towns, museums across Minnesota have even more to offer visitors this fall. Check out these new exhibits on history, sculpture, photography and more.
Southwest of Minneapolis in Chanhassen, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum debuted a new sculpture garden on Aug. 24. The Harrison Sculpture Collection features nearly two dozen works by contemporary sculptors including Mimmo Paladino, Paul Granlund and Rene Kung.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts recently acquired nearly 1,700 pieces of Japanese art, adding to the museum's already impressive collection of art from Asia. Starting Oct. 6, 120 highlighted pieces will be on display as part of "The Audacious Eye: Japanese Art from the Clark Collections." The collection covers 10 centuries, and mediums include paintings, sculptures, textiles and ceramics.
Also in Minneapolis, The Museum of Russian Art is featuring "Jewish Life in the Russian Empire," a photography exhibit, through Oct. 20, and "Women in Soviet Art" through Nov. 11.
At the Minnesota History Center in downtown St. Paul, "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" includes more than 100 rare artifacts from the era, as well as a recreated speakeasy and multimedia displays. The exhibit opens Nov. 9.
Beyond the Twin Cities
In Winona, the new Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Family Gallery opens this fall at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. The expansion will provide 2,500 additional square feet of gallery space and house the museum's European art collection. Also on display is "Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible" through Oct. 20.
Rochester Art Center hosts two new exhibits this fall. From Aug. 9-Oct. 13, "Anna Boyer: Frozen Music" features the emerging artist's thread installations and a series of prints. Opening Sept. 13, "David Rathman: Stand By Your Accidents" is a collection of the Minneapolis-based artist's paintings of stereotypically masculine subjects.
The Duluth Art Institute has three special exhibitions this fall. "Canvas of Flesh: New Work by Amanda Brunner" (Aug. 29-Oct. 6) features large-scale photographs of tattoos, piercings and other body art; "Possession" (Sept. 5-Nov. 2) is a national juried ceramics exhibition; and "Robin Murphy: New Work" (Sept. 19-Nov. 24) showcases the artist's figural and animal sculptures.
At Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, "We Are Still Here" features activist Dick Bancroft's photographs of the American Indian Movement, in which Native people protested for social, political and cultural change in the 1970s. See it Sept. 11-Nov. 2.