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.

Neil Gaiman on returning to 'Sandman' and the power of comics
Twenty-five years after he initially created Sandman, Gaiman returns to one of his most enduring characters. Gaiman says writing "The Sandman: Overture" was "the most intense period of my life."
'Fargo' recap: An act of cruelty
Who survived the sprawling Midwestern mayhem? The end of the second season of "Fargo" brings it home to Minnesota.
Christmas carols: The good and the bad
'Tis the season for Christmas tunes. Philip Brunelle leads the singers of VocalEssence in some of the best, worst and lesser-known songs of the season.
A history of shiny objects: From trading beads to the first wristwatch
Author Aja Raden says jewelry is the perfect lens through which to view human history. In "Stoned," she tells the story of the glass beads used to purchase Manhattan and the rise of the wristwatch.