Hundreds of Prince fanatics arrived at the Weisman Art Museum Friday night to see the preview of the new exhibition “Prince from Minneapolis.” The party, which quickly sold out, offered fancy foods and drinks, a lavish lounge, a professional photo booth and Prince inspired DJs.
Soo Visual Arts Center (SooVAC) opened its doors Friday morning to celebrate the first day of the center's annual Artists Holiday Shop. Located just off of Lyndale Avenue in Uptown, the shop features a variety of prints, paintings, handmade jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and more within a wide price range.
Wednesday night, Trylon Cinema quickly sold out as University of Minnesota alumnus and adjunct professor Sam Hoolihan presented “Silence with Sound,” a collection of Super 8 and 16-mm films. The highlight of the evening was Hoolihan’s most recent work, “Stasis & Motion,” a 16-mm film consisting of three black and white projections, as well as live vocals and music by local artists John Marks and Crystal Myslajek.
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Not many people know that the University of Minnesota houses a foundry inside the depths of the Regis Center for Art, and even fewer know that students operate the heavy machinery. On Tuesday night, the University foundry bustled with students and spectators eager to witness the 31st Annual Fall Iron Pour.
The College of Liberal Arts held auditions last week for the CLA Student Board’s annual “Gophers Got Talent” show, formerly called “Concert in The Whole." Out of the more than 40 students who tried out, only 15 will be chosen to perform at the event in December.
At McNeal Hall, design students can often be seen squinting into laptop screens, cursing Adobe software or snoozing in the lobby. Thursday morning was an exception. Students arrived excited and eager to hear from Chris Bernardi, sets supervisor of Disney Pixar’s “Coco.”
Argentine photographer Gustavo Germano’s exhibition “Ausencias/Absences" opened at Regis Center for Art on Friday night. Brought to the University largely on behalf of Spanish and Portuguese Studies Professor Ana Forcinito, the photographs confront the state-enforced disappearances that took place during the 1960s to 1980s dictatorships in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
Photographs, hung sparsely on the gallery walls of The White Page, depicted natural light in bare settings, gentle ripples in still water, lines of poetry and intimate portraits of women of color.
Henna, Bollywood, ink paintings and jazz — the theme of Friday afternoon was art. As part of their weekly meetings, Small World Coffee Hour hosted a special event in collaboration with the Weisman Art Museum and a handful of student groups to celebrate what art represents across cultures.