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Shout Out: Tom Arndt at Haggerty Museum of Art

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Recently opened and on view through August 5th, Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art presents NYC July 4, 1981: Photographs by Tom Arndt.

Documentary images picture a place at a moment; the best work of the genre give life to the event with a critical perspective.  Minnesota-based photographer Tom Arndt described the experience of approaching New York’s Little Italy and Chinatown 1981 Independence Day celebrations as entering a “wall of sound.”  In the dark evening rain, without icons of the national anniversary, Arndt’s images picture the balance of trouble and triumph. Are we viewing the aftermath of protests, raids or war, rather than the revelry of independence?  With dark silhouettes framed by smoke and crowds cowering from explosive shooting sparks, this is gritty freedom.


Dates  June 6 – August 5, 2012

Time  Gallery hours

  • Monday to Saturday:  10am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday:  10am – 8pm
  • Sunday:  Noon – 5pm
  • Admission is free.

Location  Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University
13th and Clybourn
Milwaukee, WI  53201


Jen Dolen, Photography & New Media intern

Shout Out: Gordon Parks at Weinstein Gallery

Posted Jun 7, 2012

Opening Thursday, June 7th, The Weinstein Gallery joins the Gordon Parks foundation and New York’s Museum of Modern Art to present Gordon Parks: At 100, an exhibition of over 40 photographs organized to “reflect the photographer’s cross-cultural, poetic, and humanistic vision.”

A productive artist and humanitarian who worked in poetry, writing, composing and film-making as well as photography, Parks (1912-2006) was deeply committed to social justice and worked on diverse conceptual ideas with photos ranging from civil commentary to high fashion and celebrity portraiture.


 Opening Reception:  Thursday, June 7th, 6:00-8:30pm


Dates  June 7th – July 28th, 2012

Time  Tuesday-Saturday 12-5, or by appointment

Location  Weinstein Gallery
908 West 46th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419


Jen Dolen, Photography & New Media Intern

Congratulations 2012-2013 McKnight Artist Photography Fellowship Recipients

Posted Jun 6, 2012

The McKnight Artist Photography Fellowship annually awards $25,00 to four mid-career Minnesota artists, enabling the research, exploration and creation of new projects.

The MIA wishes congratulations to this year’s fellows:  Jenn Ackerman, Teri Fullerton, Jason Pearson and Katherine Turczan!  To view more of Turczan’s images, visit The Sports Show: Minnesota at the MIA, featuring her commissioned large diptychs of local sports figures.



Jen Dolen, Photography & New Media Intern

Shout Out: MCAD spring commencement exhibition & CVA graduation exhibitions

Posted May 3, 2012


Free and open to the public, all Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) galleries will display work from graduating seniors for the Spring Commencement Exhibition.

A closing Exhibition Reception will be held on Saturday, May 12th at 5pm, also free and open to the public.

Dates  Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 – Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Time  Gallery hours

  • Monday to Friday:  9a.m.–8p.m.
  • Saturday:  9a.m.–5p.m.
  • Sunday:  Noon–5p.m.
  • Admission is always free.

Location  MCAD
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404



Closing soon!  Free and open to the public, the College of Visual Arts (CVA) is showing senior thesis work in a Graduation Exhibition

A closing Graduation Exhibition Reception will be held Friday, May 4th, 2012 5pm – 7pm

Dates  Thursday, April 26th, 2012 – Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Time  Gallery hours

  • Thursday:  Noon–8p.m.
  • Wednesday & Friday:  Noon–6p.m.
  • Saturday:  Noon–4p.m.

Location  CVA
CVA Gallery
173 Western Avenue North  (on the corner of Western & Selby)
Minneapolis, MN 55102


Concurrent Exhibition:   It’s Polite to Point

A group exhibition of work from the 2012 College of Visual Arts ~ emerging fine art and photography graduates.

An opening reception will be held Friday, May 4th from 6-9 pm

Dates  Friday May 4th, 2012 – Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Location  AZ Gallery
308 Prince Street
St. Paul, MN  55101

Time  Gallery hours

  • Friday:  5p.m.–8p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday:  9a.m.–1p.m.

Shout Out: Robert Polidori at Weinstein Gallery

Posted Apr 24, 2012

The Weinstein Gallery presents Robert Polidori: World Inventory.  Robert Polidori makes pictures across a vast array of human environments.  His large format work displays quiet spaces people inhabit, or have inhabited, where  “rooms [are] metaphors and vessels for memory – places marked by the signatures of lives past and present.”

View Polidori images made around the globe, from Versailles to Rome, Havana, New York and Palm Springs.


Dates  February 22nd – May 5th, 2012  closing soon!

Time  Tuesday-Saturday 12-5, or by appointment

Location  Weinstein Gallery
908 West 46th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612 822 1722

Shout Out: IFP Photo Show Opening

Posted Apr 10, 2012

IFP’s latest photography exhibition, Behavior Modification, opens this Saturday, April 14th and runs through June 2nd.  The show features photographs by Jeff Millikan and Areca Roe, examining the behavior of animals as intervened and interpreted by humans.


Date  Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Time  5:30-8:30pm, opening night wine reception

Location  Photo Gallery at IFP MN Center for Media Arts
2446 University Ave. West, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55114

New Pictures 6: Martin Parr

Posted Mar 26, 2012

Alec Soth, who wrote an article last month on Martin Parr’s recent sojourn to Minnesota, also wrote a piece in late 2011 speculating on photographers’ peak creative years.  Martin came across the blog and responded, in part:

“You need that raw energy and excitement that feeds into new and exciting work, associated with the 20s and early 30s. Very few achieve even that , let alone sustain this into their long careers. I once said in an interview that I thought my best work was probably behind me, and this now is quoted back to me everytime I do another interview. [...] OK we keep going , trying to be fresh, but we know too much, are too comfortable, even if you fight laziness by working hard. It doesn’t mean you cannot make a useful contribution later on, but it ain’t going to have the edge that the early work , so often delivers.”

Martin also said there are exceptions.

New Pictures 6: Martin Parr opens in a few weeks.  If you missed it, here’s a taste of the new work Parr made in Minnesota over a long January weekend, as reviewed by Curt Brown of the Star Tribune:  Frozen Face of Minnesota.



New Pictures 6: Martin Parr runs April 19th-August 5th

Alec Soth on Martin Parr

Posted Feb 27, 2012

Renowned photographer and blogging legend Alec Soth writes on Martin Parr’s presence in the photographic world and Parr’s recent visit to Minnesota.  Soth calls British photographer and his friend the “Jay-Z of documentary photography.”  Read more and see the layout as well on the link below.


Minneapolis. Winter Games. 2012.  Martin Parr.
USA. Minnesota. Minneapolis. Winter Games. 2012.  by Martin Parr


View more of Parr’s images of our winter existence, and a Star Tribune article by Curt Brown.


At the request of the MIA, Martin Parr spent a long January weekend in Minnesota documenting our outdoor winter games. View his work at New Pictures 6: Martin Parr, opening April 20, 2012.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

Posted Dec 8, 2011

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the great French photographer, was famous for coining the term “decisive moment” in photography. This fleeting moment captured daily experience in the photographic image. There are decisive moments in one’s life as well. In 1932, a photograph by Martin Munkácsi inspired Cartier-Bresson to become a photographer. He stated in later years, “I must say that it is that very photograph which was for me the spark that set fire to fireworks. I couldn’t believe such a thing could be caught with the camera. I said, ‘Damn it,’ took my camera and went out into the street.”

The photograph, Boys Running into the Surf at Lanke Tangayika is part of the MIA’s photography collection.  Leave a comment to let me know if you want to see it in the galleries soon.

Wing Young Huie and The Third Place Gallery Holiday Open House

Posted Nov 23, 2011

Saturday, December 10, Noon – 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 11, Noon – 4 p.m.

The Third Place Gallery
3730 Chicago Avenue S, Studio B
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Internationally recognized photographer Wing Young Huie is celebrating the first 6 months of the Third Place (his new gallery in South Minneapolis) with a Holiday Open House. Prints from Wing’s projects are available for sale, including images from the highly acclaimed Frogtown, Lake Street, USA, Looking for Asian America, and last year’s University Avenue Project, which was produced by Public Art Saint Paul. Prices start at $30 for 8×10 images, reflecting an effort to make the photographs accessible to a wide audience. Huie will be available to sign books and prints.

Like all of Huie’s endeavors, this is a community event. Neighbors and fans are encouraged to stop by to see the new space and enjoy hot cider. This corner is becoming a dynamic hub with the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, Blue Ox Coffee (organic, brewed by the cup), Covet Consign and Design (now offering custom and salvaged framing), and the Fox Egg Gallery.