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Marianne Combs blogs about arts and culture for Minnesota Public Radio news.

Art Hounds pick their 2014 arts and culture highlights

mprnews.org — Our Art Hounds shared their Minnesota arts and culture highlights of the past year. Here are their top picks. Sally Wingert in Theater LatteDa's "Master Class" The acting was incredible. From the moment Sally entered the MacPhail auditorium, she had the entire audience in the palm of her hand.

Art Hounds: Monster drawing and a new children's museum

mprnews.org — This week the Art Hounds take us to a Mankato children's museum in the process of being built, a musical respite from holiday stress, and a monster drawing rally.

Art Hound: Monster drawing and a new children's museum

mprnews.org — This week the Art Hounds take us to a Mankato children's museum in the process of being built, a musical respite from holiday stress, and a monster drawing rally.

Artist Ernesto Ybarra looks to shed old skin

mprnews.org — Ybarra's works range from the representational to the abstract, often combining the two. Many include references to his Mexican heritage.

Art Hounds: Whale, Italian Style and coding music

mprnews.org — This week Art Hounds check out Walking Shadow's production of "The Whale," MIA's "Italian Style" exhibit, and a new type of music called "Live Coding."

Weekend Arts Roundup: set your holidays on edge

thecurrent.org — The holiday season is ramping up, but there's still plenty of heartfelt despair and bleakness happening on Twin Cities stages right now. As a counterpoint to all the joy and partying, MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about some productions that offer a bit of thought-provoking midwinter malaise.

Fashion takes center stage in Minneapolis exhibits

mprnews.org — Two new exhibits in Minneapolis highlight the art of fashion. One offers an intimate look at the industry's history, while the other presents striking images that sell fashion to the public. Leather, silk and sequins abound in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' exhibition "Italian Style" - a 70-year retrospective of modern Italian fashion, dating back to its early beginnings in the wake of World War II.

Art Hounds: Comedy for a cause and Arrowhead art

mprnews.org — This week on Art Hounds, comedians stand up against sexual assault at the Amsterdam Bar, Duluth takes a deep look at its art history, and fairy tale characters are taken to court.

Denomie's 'Dialogues' speaks critically of church, mainstream culture

mprnews.org — With his latest work, painter Jim Denomie raises the temperature of his dialogue by exploring Christianity's impact on Native peoples. He will give a talk Wednesday at Minneapolis' Bockley Gallery.

MIA's first contemporary art curator leaving for Palm Springs

mprnews.org — Liz Armstrong, who joined the MIA in 2008, worked to juxtapose contemporary art within the MIA's more traditional exhibitions, with an eye to infuse new life into the museum.
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Dec 16, 2014

RT @NewsHourArtBeat: “The great thing about Nick Drake is the deeper you get, the more mysterious he becomes.” to.pbs.org/1wjwA0Z pic.twitter.com/7WyWx5Ai8w

Dec 12, 2014

RT @mrwrighttc: Funny: I've been attacked more in the last 2 days than the last 2 years though I've said the same things since my 1st album. #MinnesotaNice

Dec 12, 2014

RT @bebopified: 'Brilliance! Made Here': a downtown tour of Minnesota art fb.me/3LY7AmBJ1

Dec 12, 2014

RT @TheCurrent: Keep this tab open! We're live streaming @doomtree's @MPR performance at 12:30 CST right here: ow.ly/FNM5f pic.twitter.com/eCdga3FwKQ

Dec 12, 2014

RT @surlybrewing: This week is @DOOMTREE'S #LastBlowoutEver, but they're not going away & neither is our #SurlyDoomtree beer: http://t.co/v…

Dec 09, 2014

Artist Ernesto Ybarra sheds his skin in "The Death of Neto" - see his paintings at @icehousempls - bit.ly/1ug6giL

Dec 04, 2014

Tomorrow at 11am we'll talk race and sci-fi on the Daily Circuit where we ask: why do we have such a hard time imagining a diverse world?

Dec 04, 2014

RT @TheCurrent: Weekend Arts Roundup: @MarianneSCombs talks about stage shows from @WalkingShadowTC, @red_eye_theatre + Klingons! ow.ly/FkK5Y

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