Two disparate older styles — intimate, rural hobo markings and bold, colorful urban spray-painted vistas — have fused into a contemporary style.
The portrait of Luther Youngdahl is one of the most disliked. Also widely panned? T-Paw. But wait till you hear what they said about Wendell Anderson.
Many of these men whose portraits we’ll see this week are still living, and the memory of their administrations is still fresh.
Our stroll through the Capitol’s governor portraits has lengthened. Today begins with a look at several portraits by Carl Bohnen.
These portraits have to reflect power and gravitas, and so necessarily can’t stray too far outside a few preset boundaries.
Nicollet is the easiest street in Minneapolis to walk down and tell stories about, because it’s constantly in flux.
Utopian futurism is its heritage, because the history of Jonathan is utterly unlike that of any other place in the state.
Without flour, Minneapolis might have been another pleasant, sleepy Mississippi River town, like Dubuque or Davenport.
Minnehaha, Snelling and Dight Avenues: They’re perhaps the most perfectly Minneapolitan streets, from a visual perspective.
The preferred nomenclature in Minneapolis seems to be “side.” As for St. Paul, its geographic eccentricities are … well-documented.
Candy Chang’s methods encourage small, bottom-up ideas, hatched by those who voice their opinions on the Neighorland website.
A display of old and new(ish) office equipment — and a building with seven mysterious heads.
You can learn a lot about your own city by spending time in another, especially if it seems to have some basic similarities.
There is a lot to see around Minnehaha Falls, both natural and man-made.
Storefronts are venues for potential transformation — and half of making art is recognizing potential.
The strip of buildings on the north side of the park is an area where the weight of this ’80s history has always felt especially present.
When looking for flags, keep in mind what I will call “the three P’s”: public buildings, parades and protests.
The pilot’s wheel is fine, but a microscope? Surely Minneapolis is the only political entity in the world that has a microscope on its flag.
The neighborhood that McCarthy depicts is fascinating in just how unrecognizable it seems today.
Dome Souvenirs Plus and Baseball Museum is one of the great hidden treasures of downtown Minneapolis.