Twin Cities Art Events
This weekend, exhibition openings and closings are happening in both of the Twin Cities. Solo shows and group exhibitions will be on view, highlighting a wide range of work. Plus, the MIA hosts its monthly Third Thursday, which will showcases the theme of nature -appropriate for these last weeks of summer.
Minneapolis Institute of Art – Third Thursday: Seeing Nature
August 18th, 6:00-9:00pm
Join the MIA for its monthly Third Thursday event. This month, the theme is “Seeing Nature” and includes a variety of events related to the outdoors. Visitors will be able to make and take cyanotypes – a sun print – led by the artist Emma Freeman. Plus, visitors will also have the opportunity to paint en plein air. The Mississippi Park Collection and National Park Service will be on site to answer questions, Tatanka Food Truck will be serving up food, and there will be live music by Ben T Lubeck. Admission to the exhibition “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection” will also be free for the evening.
2400 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Minnesota Museum of American Art – Brick x Brick
August 18th, 7:00-9:00pm
A group exhibition, Brick x Brick examines the calculated process of building as a means to understand the cultural and social elements of a built environment. Architecture has always been a representation of the history and culture of a society at the time at which it was built. The exhibition features a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, drawing, and sculpture, in order to demonstrate how buildings influence urban landscapes. Brick x Brick features the work of over 30 artists – 12 of which are from Minnesota. The opening reception is this evening, but the exhibition will continue through December 30th.
141 4th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101
Carolina Borja – Transplanting Cityscapes
August 19th, 7:00-10:00pm
As the first solo exhibition of Carolina Borja, Transplanting Cityscapes is a mobile exhibition that reflects upon the notion that individuals move from city to city. Individuals make up larger communities that are constantly fluctuating. Such communities are meant to be seen as idyllic, but never are. The body was work was created through Borja’s residency with The White Page and incorporates a variety of materials, including concrete, plants, and paper.
3400 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Creature Faces & Fantasy Places
August 18th, 6:00-8:00pm
Presented by Interact Center for Visual and Performing Art, Creature Faces & Fantasy Places highlights new works by 11 artists. The exhibition explores abstraction inspired by magic, science-fiction, and fantasy. Although the exhibition has a variety of subject matters – from skeletal World War I soldiers, to 4th dimension architecture, to tiny sprites – all of the artists aim to explore the unknown and fantastical. August 19th is the closing reception for the exhibition.
1860 Minnehaha Avenue West, St . Paul, Minnesota 55104