State of the Arts Blog

After five years, State of the Arts comes to a close

After five years, MPR News is retiring State of the Arts.

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Our archives will continue to be accessible, but there will be no new posts from here on out.

This does not mean that MPR's commitment to arts coverage will be in any way diminished. But we are streamlining our web presence, and making arts coverage easier for you to find. All arts news can now be found here.

As for me, I will continue to report on the arts for MPR News, and in addition I will be joining MPR's Molly Bloom in taking on the weekly production of Art Hounds, which relaunches on air and online starting Nov 6.

Art Hounds creator Chris Roberts is now working full time on a series of new and exciting podcasts, including "Counter Stories," "The Interpreters," "MN Next," "Pedal Hub" and "Pop Till We Drop."

And of course you can always subscribe to our weekly film podcast Cube Critics.