Arts and Culture

Art Hounds: From MPR News, Art Hounds are members of the Minnesota arts community who look beyond their own work to highlight what's exciting in local art. Want to be an Art Hound? Submit here or listen or read the stories here.

Cube Critics: Weekly art and culture chats with MPR News’ Jacob Aloi, Alex V. Cipolle, Max Sparber, Aron Woldeslassie and guests. Listen or read here.

Reviews: Our dedicated reviewers offer insight on the latest in theater, music, visual arts and more. We explore the breadth of creativity and innovation found throughout Minnesota, offering audiences a deeper understanding of the works and artists shaping our cultural landscape. Read the reviews here.

Art Friend: Everyone needs an art friend. Introducing Art Friend from MPR News, a new segment with the MPR News arts team. Art spaces can feel exclusive and art can be confusing, obtuse, even boring. But, especially with the right context, everyone can be a critic. So let us be your guide, your Art Friend. Listen or read the stories here.

Our arts coverage is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA’s Olympic and Paralympic uniforms
The opening ceremony outfits feature jeans paired with a navy blue blazer trimmed in white and red. The closing ceremony features a white moto-style jacket accompanied with white jeans.
Singer Justin Timberlake arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated on New York’s Long Island
Justin Timberlake has been arrested on allegations that the singer was driving while intoxicated on New York’s Long Island. Authorities say Timberlake was released from custody Tuesday morning after being arraigned in Sag Harbor, on the eastern end of Long Island.
5 takeaways from the 2024 Tony Awards
There were very few surprises during Sunday's Tony Awards, except for one: best musical. The final award of the night went to “The Outsiders,” the adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s beloved book.
Drop the puck! Minnesota PWHL star scores a hockey cameo in ‘Inside Out 2’
Kendall Coyne Schofield, captain of Minnesota’s Professional Women’s Hockey League team, voices a hockey announcer in the animated coming-of-age movie opening Friday. For her, it’s another way to elevate the profile of women’s sports.
Samira Ahmed on ‘This Book Won't Burn’
After a family tragedy, Noor Khan is forced to finish her senior year of high school in a small town where she discovers — to her horror — that books are disappearing from the school library.
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