Art in the Twin Cities: Big Game Weekend

Art in the Twin Cities: Big Game Weekend

Whether you’re born and bred in Minneapolis or visiting for the first time, you'll find no shortage of art to see this weekend in the Twin Cities. For a break in the athletic entertainment, check out this starting line-up.

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The Locals @ Veronique Wantz Gallery (North Loop)

 

Reception: Thu Feb 1st, 4PM – 8PM

 

An exhibition that captures the spirit of the North through bespoke curation of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and glass works.

 

 

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First Thursdays @ Northeast Minneapolis Arts District (Northeast)

 

Open Studios: Thu Feb 1st, 5PM – 9PM

Local artists, galleries, and makers open their studio doors throughout the converted factory buildings in Northeast, including Casket Arts, Northrup King, and Solar Arts.

 

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Glen Gardner and Tou Xiong @ The Christensen Center Art Gallery (Riverside)

 

Reception: Thu Feb 1st, 5:30PM – 7PM

A dual senior exhibition at Augsburg University featuring Gardner's stacked stone work and Xiong's digital photography.

 

 

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Winter Group Show@ Bockley Gallery (Kenwood)

 

Reception: Thu Feb 1st, 6PM – 8PM

 

Bockley Gallery presents a selection of works by gallery artists.

 

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Kristie Bretzke: Coal Room @ Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art (Downtown)

 

Reception: Thu Feb 1st, 6PM – 7:30PM

An exhibition of new psychological portraits by a Minneapolis-based artist.

 

 

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Visiting Artist Lecture: Sheila Pepe @ Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Whittier)

 

Artist Lecture: Thu Feb 1st, 6:30PM – 7:30PM

New York artist speaks about her cross-disciplinary work blending craft and conceptualism.

 

 

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Land Body Industry @ Katherine E. Nash Gallery, U of M (Dinkytown)

 

Panel Discussion: Thu Feb 1st, 7PM

Exhibition and related events exploring industrial narratives through the work of seven Minnesota-based artists and one collaborative team working across Minneapolis and San Francisco.

 

 

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Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island @ All My Relations Arts (Ventura Village)

 

Reception: Fri Feb 2nd, 6PM – 8PM

All My Relations Arts and the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center present a group exhibition highlighting the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous Women.

 

 

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Domestic Affairs @ Harry M. Drake Gallery (St. Paul Academy)

 

Reception: Fri Feb 2nd, 6PM – 8PM

A solo exhibition by Katayoun Amjadi that investigates the idea of home in body, structure, and land, and explores the culturally embedded promise of security and hope engendered in the archetypal house. 

 

 

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World Championship Cup Classic @ Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Whittier)

 

Reception: Fri Feb 2nd, 7PM – 10PM

A show that critically examines sports in the US through visual art and performance.

 

 

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Samual Weinberg ::: Unprecedented Flurry @ Hair and Nails Gallery (Corcoran)

 

Reception: Fri Feb 2nd, 7PM – 10PM

The Pink Man runs amuck across dozens of new pieces in a solo show.

 

 

 

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Beauty In Every BODY @ Artspace Jackson Flats (Northeast)

 

Reception: Fri Feb 2nd, 7PM – 11PM

A collection of works and performances addressing the issues we have around self-image, gender, and sexuality.

 

 

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Casket Arts Open Studios @ Casket Arts Building (Northeast)

 

Open Studios: Sat Feb 3rd, 10AM – 5PM

30+ local artists at the Casket Arts Building open their studio doors for special Saturday hours during Super Bowl weekend.

 

 

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Big Blowout Chili Cook-off @ Northern Clay Center (Seward)

 

Chili Cook-off: Sat Feb 3rd, 1PM – 5PM

 

Creative competitors making chili, cornbread, and brownies, fair judges in several categories, opportunities to play in clay, and wheel-throwing demonstrations.

 

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Wide Open Saturday @ Northrup King Building (Northeast)

 

Open Studios: Sat Feb 3rd, 12PM – 4PM

Open studios all afternoon in the Northrup King Building, home to over 300 artists, creatives studios, and galleries.

 

 

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No Claim: Assimilation, Integration and Adaptation @ Form + Content Gallery (Downtown)

 

Reception: Sat Feb 3rd, 6PM – 8PM

New photographs by Steve Ozone, in which he explores his ancestral history through photography.

 

 

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Two Spaces, Two Shows @ Douglas Flanders & Associates (Lyn-Lake)

 

Reception: Sat Feb 3rd, 6PM – 9PM

Douglas Flanders & Associates features a colorful bonanza of artworks by local and international artists in both Lake Street galleries.

 

 

 

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Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again @ The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Kate's University (St. Paul)

 

Reception: Sat Feb 3rd, 6PM – 8PM

One of two simultaneous exhibitions that explore the history and evolution of feminist imagery in contemporary art, curated by Dr. Viki D. Thompson Wylder.

 

 

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After: Birth @ The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Kate's University (St. Paul)

 

Reception: Sat Feb 3rd, 6PM – 8PM

A collection from two generations of artists freely exploring and challenging the constructs that define them as women and women artists, curated by Jess Larson.

 

 

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The quiet sense of something lost @ Artista Bottega (St. Paul)

 

Reception: Sat Feb 3rd, 7PM – 10PM

Photographs by David Biljan.

 

 

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For the Gods & Remnants @ Rosalux Gallery (Northeast)

 

Reception: Sat Feb 3rd, 7PM – 10PM

Two solo shows by local artists Priscilla Briggs and Betsy Ruth Byers.

 

 

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Seeing Voices | Jane Wunrow @ Gamut Gallery (Elliot Park)

 

Reception: Sat Feb 3rd, 7PM – 11PM

An exhibit of works that explore the intersections and connections between dreams, migraines, psychology, and neurology.

 

 


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