Jaime Arsenault, the tribal historical preservation officer for the White Earth Nation, says sacred Native objects go up for sale on the private market all too often: “It’s a very painful Catch-22 situation that tribes find themselves in, I would say, on a weekly basis.”
Plus: Christmas at Pemberley; highlighting Black opera singers and composers Womenfolk Radio anniversary; and more.
Taking place at Minnesota Opera’s new Luminary Art Center and set in a fantasy version of the 1980s Wall Street era, Rinaldo is portrayed as a trust fund baby and the sorceress Armida is a financial wizard unable to break through the glass ceiling.
Plus: The work of Nyeema Morgan and Mary Simpson and a discussion with essential workers at the East Side Freedom Library.
The Survivors Memorial is the first permanent memorial to sexual violence survivors in the nation.
Plus: Canadian singer Jessie Reyez; a Jewish/Native American puppet show; and a choral concert with a social justice bent.
Ganu appears as a character in the installations, which also depict an imagined landscape of outer space. She filmed herself in the SooVAC galleries during Navarati, a festival in the Hindu tradition that spans nine nights.
If Halloween isn’t your thing, you’ve got lots of other options, too, including the bull-jean Experience; Dylan Hicks & Small Screens + Aby Wolf and Eric Mayson; Drag Story Hour; and more.
An exhibition devoted to the character of Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 19th century Victorian period, celebrates scientific inquiry, innovation, and the long-rooted collaborations between police and scientists.
Art isn’t always comfortable. It’s through art we confront the most difficult things in our community — like social or political issues, existential threats to our existence like climate change, and traumas that linger from the past.
The last show curated by former Walker Art Center curator Vincenzo de Bellis is a hat tip from the curator on his way to new things.
It’s the Twin Cities Art Week this week, a new festival of sorts where all kinds of galleries and museums are spiffed up with special events. Plus a lot more.
The $100,000 annual award honors significant contributions to the cultural life of Minnesota.
“With the support of the government now, it’s an incredible opportunity and resource for filmmakers to come here,” said Kimberley Browning, a filmmaker and director of programming for the festival. “This is such a great film community that doesn’t necessarily hit New York or LA and we’re hoping this will help cross pollinate.”
Plus: Kim Benson paintings; Books in the Barn; New Order and Pet Shop Boys; and more.
The museum partnered with Pal Experiences to develop “know before you go” digital resources to reduce anxiety and help with communication.
More highlights this week: an exhibition of Black photography at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, eclectic contemporary sounds at the Walker Art Center, and a way to support the beloved Drag Story Hour.
In “Seven Aunts,” Drouillard paints a beautiful, loving picture of seven of her Anishinaabe and European aunts that isn’t afraid to reveal harsh truths — about addiction, abuse, and illness, while also sharing moments of levity and deep care.