Arts, Culture & Heritage
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Spark Your Senses, Engage Your Mind
With an abundance of outstanding theaters, music venues, museums, galleries and festivals, Minnesota is home to one of the most vibrant arts scenes in the country. Museums feature history and heritage collections as well as thought-provoking art exhibits that provide rich educational and inspirational experiences. Masterful dance performances, concerts and plays span a gamut of genres, catering to diverse interests. Find performances, art exhibits and history events in the Festivals & Events calendar.
Visual Arts: Local to Global Perspectives
Esteemed art museums and galleries exhibit classic and contemporary artworks by regional, national and international artists. Explore thousands of years of art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, contemporary masterpieces at the Walker Art Center, and work by local and regional artists at countless galleries and art centers sprinkled across Minnesota's cities and towns.
A Legacy of Great Theater & Dance
Minnesota’s historic and state-of-the-art theaters showcase a full spectrum of entertainment, from movies to touring Broadway musicals to locally produced plays. Dance companies bring the power, passion and virtuosity of movement to the stage, and festivals highlight a wide range of performing arts year-round.
A Rich Tapestry of Diverse Cultures
Historic sites and heritage museums tap into Minnesota's past and present, immersing visitors in the roots and traditions of the Native American, Scandinavian, Hmong and Somali cultures that shape daily life in the state. Learn about indigenous heritage in the Minnesota River Valley, explore global influences throughout the state and discover the legend and lore surrounding Paul Bunyan.
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