MIA Explores Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art – Minneapolis, MN

MIA Explores Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art – Minneapolis, MN

Agatha Wojciechowsky. American (born Germany), 1896-1986, and spirits. Untitled (detail), 1963. Watercolor on paper. 11 ¾ x 8 7/8 in.

Courtesy the collection of Steven Day, New York, NY.

Minneapolis Institute of Art: America is haunted. Ghosts from our history are an inescapable and unsettled part of daily life. Not merely the realm of metaphor but present and tangible, urgently calling for contact, these otherworldly visitors have been central to our national identity. They populate our literature, our entertainment, and our art. Through times of mourning and trauma, artists have been integral to visualizing ghosts, whether national or personal, and in doing so have embraced the mysterious and the inexplicable. This exhibition explores the numerous ways that artists in the United States have made sense of their own experiences of the paranormal and the supernatural, developing a rich visual culture of the intangible.

Now open through – May 15th, 2022

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Minneapolis Institute of Art: Register for “Virtual Creative Aging Class: Legacy Painting”

Minneapolis Institute of Art: Register for “Virtual Creative Aging Class: Legacy Painting”

[Pictured: Robert Weingarten, United States, “Palette Series: Jamie Wyeth #1,” 2005, Archival pigment print on epson ultra smooth fine art paper. Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, 2016.129.4, © Robert Weingarten]
As we age, our capacity for creativity increases but often goes untapped. In Mia’s new series of virtual classes designed for adults aged 55+, we’ll learn how painting can be a journey of self-determination during times of uncertainty and discover our personal capabilities while forming meaningful connections with other participants.
These virtual class sessions take place online from 2-4p.m. on 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/07. Step-by-step instructions and materials will be provided. No painting experience, perceived talent, or specific knowledge necessary. We will have fun in the process of discovery.
This virtual class is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Cultural Wellness Center and Mia with generous support provided by Aroha Philanthropies.
Minneapolis Institute of Art: The people have spoken!

Minneapolis Institute of Art: The people have spoken!

Pictured: “Towards Joy and Justice” by Isabel McLaughlin. Image description: five figures dance with smiles on their faces and patterned clothing. They are dancing in front of repeating text that reads resist, rest, rejoice, justice, joy.
Minneapolis Institute of Art: The people have spoken! As part of this month’s Third Thursday: The People’s Poster, we received poster designs from members of the community, and hundreds voted on the design they’d like to see turned into a screen printed poster on Third Thursday. Congratulations to the people’s choice, “Towards Joy and Justice” by Isabel McLaughlin! Isabel asks, “How can we find joy and justice in this moment? How can we feel connected to a collective dream? My design came from these questions and my hope for my home, Minneapolis, and our future.”

Drop by Mia on Thursday, September 17 from 4-6pm for a socially-distanced outdoor screen-printing demonstration by @ThePeoplesLibrary and free poster pick-up. We will also be collecting donations to help support Mia’s neighbors in Whittier. List of supplies to come.

Mia is open Thursday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. Reserve your free timed ticket to visit before you pick up your poster.

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The people have spoken! As part of this month’s Third Thursday: The People’s Poster, we received poster designs from members of the community, and hundreds have voted on the design they’d like to see turned into a screen printed poster on Third Thursday. Congratulations to the people’s choice, “Towards Joy and Justice” by @perpetual.bel! Isabel asks, "How can we find joy and justice in this moment? How can we feel connected to a collective dream? My design came from these questions and my hope for my home, Minneapolis, and our future." Drop by Mia on Thursday, September 17 from 4-6pm for a socially-distanced outdoor screen-printing demonstration by @ThePeoplesLibrary and free poster pick-up. We will also be collecting supply donations to help support Mia's neighbors in Whittier. List of supplies to come. Mia is open Thursday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. Reserve your free timed ticket to visit before you pick up your poster at artsmia.org/visit. Event Host: @ameriprise

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Minneapolis Institute of Art: Artsmia – The Object Podcast

Minneapolis Institute of Art: Artsmia – The Object Podcast

The new episode of Mia’s #TheObjectPodcast explores a big question: Can happy people make art? Long before Vincent van Gogh died young, poor, and under-appreciated, artists had gotten the message: you have to suffer for your art. But where did this template of the starving artist come from? And is there any truth to it or is it a myth, a romantic misreading of how great art is made? Search for “The Object” and listen wherever you find your podcasts, or tune in here: http://bit.ly/2DUgt3U

Here’s Vincent van Gogh’s beloved “Olive Trees,” from 1889, a year before his death, when he was in treatment St-Rémy in southern France: http://bit.ly/2kRWXZR

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