10 Must-See Twin Cities Art Exhibits in Fall 2022


‘Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery’

Renaissance Florence arrives in Minneapolis through an exhibition coming directly from the Uffizi Galleries in Italy. The exhibition features rare paintings and drawings by Sandro Botticelli, including “Pallas and the Centaur”, as well as works by his teacher Fra Filippo Lippi and his colleagues Domenico Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli and Pietro Perugino. (Oct. 16-Jan. 8, Minneapolis Institute of Art, $16-$20, free for youth 17 and under, artsmia.org)

‘Das Fundbuero – Civic Education Lessons’

Toledo-born, Minneapolis-based artist Monica Sheets’ exhibition, which translates to “Lost and Found Office,” explores civic participation and history through a collection of archive of documents and objects from East Germany and the United States. (Nov 19-Feb 26, Minneapolis Institute of Art, free, artsmia.org)


Born in Hong Kong and raised in Omaha, Paul Chan is known for his work as a political activist and artist, but has taken a break from the art world over the past decade to focus on his press. experimental Badlands Unlimited. This major exhibition at the Walker Art Center, his first since “breathing” began circa 2009, marks his return to art through 40 installations, including paperbacks, e-books, zines and more published by Badlands , and a series of sculptures powered by fans. “animated by the breath” reminding people of the inflatable tube. (Nov. 17-July 16, Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Mpls., $2-$15, walkerart.org)


Fear not in this exhibition exploring the role of women in the horror genre through fiber-based mediums. The eight performers in this show, all part of The Snips collective, consider popular horror tropes such as the “last girl,” the last person in a horror movie who has to confront the killer. (October 21-29, Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave., Mpls., $10, squirrelhausarts.com)

Twin Cities Arts Week

The first-ever Twin Cities Art Week, hosted by Northeast Minneapolis’ Dreamsong Gallery, brings together 23 art venues across Minneapolis and St. Paul. Artist talks, film screenings, live performances, exhibition tours and more will take place over four days. Highlights include artist Angela Two Stars will take a guided tour of Rosy Simas Dance’s exhibition “She Who Lives on the Road to War” at All My Relations, a live engraving demonstration with Mike Marks at Burnet Fine Art & Advisory, and a conversation at TOA Presents between artist Kim Benson and Minneapolis Institute of Art curator Robert Cozzolino. (October 12-16, tcartweek.org)

“Dissolve Margins”

The duo exhibition by artists Julia Haft-Candell and Maria Kozak refers to the term “smarginatura”, at the heart of the literature of the Italian writer Elena Ferrante and translated as “margins of dissolution”. Inspired by the occult and the esoteric, Kozak’s paintings manipulate color fields until forms emerge, and Haft-Candell models clay objects into shapes that develop over many years. (Oct. 29-Dec. 12, Dreamsong Gallery, 1237 4th St. NE, Mpls., dreamsong.art)

50 years celebration

Longtime Minneapolis gallery owner Douglas Flanders celebrates 50 years in the gallery business with an exhibition. The exhibition includes works by some of Flanders’ favorite artists, such as Louise Gillis, George Morrison, Pablo Picasso and Donna Bruni. The gallery moved from its flagship location on Lake Street in Minneapolis to Edina in late 2020. (Sept. 10-Oct. 22, Douglas Flanders & Associates Fine Art Gallery, 5025 France Av. S., Edina. Flandersart.com)

‘Kindred Spirits: Three Indigenous Artists Who Speak Through Beads’

Traditional clothing by Walter Super LaBatte (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate), paintings by Sarah McRae (Red Lake Nation), and wall art and clothing by Douglas Limón (Oneida Nation) all use beads and their works will be displayed in this exhibition. (Sept. 15-Oct. 20, Gordon Parks Gallery at Metro State, 645 7th St. E., St. Paul, metrostate.edu)

‘I am / perfect sleep’

Textile artist and researcher Katya Oicherman knows that something is keeping you up at night. In her series of events and installations at M, the artist brings together various artists, writers and cultural workers who explore sleep and what it means to be in bed. (Nov 19-Apr 30, Minnesota Museum of American Art, 350 N. Robert St., St. Paul, free, mmaa.org)

“African Studies”

Photographer Edward Burtynsky documents the effects of large-scale industrial projects on the environment, suggesting the devastating changes to come if action is not taken soon. This project includes 14 large format photographs of resource mines in South Africa and Botswana, salt ponds in Senegal, sulfur springs in Ethiopia and more. (Opens Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m., closes Dec. 30, Weinstein Hammons Gallery, 908 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, free, weinsteinhammons.com)


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