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.

Mpls. print shop finds warm embrace for 'Refugees Welcome' stickers
Mike Davis thought he'd produce a few of the stickers to hand out to family and friends. He's sold or given away more than 10,000 in recent weeks to people around the world.
DJ Earworm's year-end mashup hits a nostalgic groove
"I knew I needed to get the vibe that was a lot more emotional than it was a few years ago," the mashup artist says of 2015's pop concoction.
Rock icon Lemmy of Motörhead dies at age 70
The frontman of the heavy metal band died Monday from an aggressive form of cancer. He learned of the diagnosis just two days ago.
'Firefly Hollow': The children's book that began with a painting
Six years ago, author Alison McGhee received a package of enchanting illustrations in the mail. The artist was Christopher Denise -- and he was in need of a writer.