Leslie Barlow’s Collaborative Portraits

Leslie Barlow (American, born 1989). Kelly Shay and her daughters, in the Como Zoo gardens, 2019. Oil, pastel, acrylic on panel. Courtesy the artist © Leslie Barlow.

Won’t You Celebrate with Me


A new museum exhibition explores the variety of expression under Islam

Iran (Saveh), Seljuk period (1038- c.1194). Bowl with Courtly Scene, c. 1180–1220 CE. Stonepaste with overglaze-painted polychromy and gold, Mina’i ware. The William Hood Dunwoody Fund 32.32.7


Piotr Szyhalski on drawing his 225-day chronicle of the year that was, the COVID-19: Labor Camp Report

Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp, Polish, born 1967. COVID-19: Labor Camp Report, 2020. Digital folio. Gift of funds from Mary and Bob Mersky 2021.1.1–225, Images © Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp


“Supernatural America” explores our long fascination with the unexplained

Agatha Wojciechowsky, American (born Germany), 1896–1986, and spirits. Untitled, 1963 (detail). Watercolor and crayon on paper. Collection of Steven Day, courtesy the Artist’s estate and Day Art Consulting LLC. Photo: Steven Day


Photo illustration by Eric Helmin


Celebrating the return of an iconic sculpture with dance

Aparna Ramaswamy dances before the Shiva Nataraja sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


How South Asian art evolved under colonialism

The 1,000-year-old Shiva Nataraja (Lord of the Dance) sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


Robin Wall Kimmerer on the animacy of nature, and how to care for it


The long, surprising history of language in art

Detail of Incantation for Six Voices by Scott Helmes; publisher: Hermetic Press, Minneapolis, 2001. Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


Journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas on the power of storytelling

Jose Antonio Vargas

Minneapolis Institute of Art

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