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Arts & Culture

A couple stands in one of the main galleries at Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Minneapolis Institute of Art  / Paul Vincent

Spark Your Senses

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.

Spoonbridge and Cherry in winter

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's Spoonbridge and Cherry (1988) at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden / Peter VonDeLinde, courtesy Walker Art Center

Museums & Galleries

Check out classic and contemporary work by local and international artists — and one iconic cherry — as well as a wide range of science, history and children's museums. 

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Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing

The Sheldon Theatre was nicknamed "the jewel box" for its ornately decorated interior / A.D. Drumm Images

Theater & Performing Arts

Minnesota’s historic and state-of-the-art theaters showcase a full spectrum of entertainment, from experimental dance troupes to touring Broadway musicals and locally produced plays. 

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Native American pow wow dancer in regalia

A dancer at the Prairie Island Indian Community Wacipi near Red Wing  / Lorie Shaull

History & Heritage

Pay homage to Minnesota’s past while looking towards its present at sites that celebrate our 11 Native American tribes and the rich cultural tapestry that's made our state so dynamic and diverse. 

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