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Future of the Arts in Minneapolis: Tonight at the MIA

Robyne Robinson (squee!) will moderate a panel attempting to answer the question:

What is the current state of the arts in Minneapolis, and how can we move it forward?

A vibrant arts scene has long distinguished the Twin Cities’ economy and quality of life. Yet in 2005, the scene arguably peaked as art centers expanded and national attention was drawn to the area. So how do artists, arts administrators, politicians and the public carry that momentum forward? How can Minneapolis ensure its continued reputation as an arts capital?

Panelists are Jennifer Komar Olivarez (associate curator, Minneapolis Institute of Arts), Philippe Vergne (deputy director and chief curator, Walker Art Center), Jocelyn Hale (executive director, Loft Literary Center), Lilly Schwartz (director of Pops and Special Projects, Minnesota Orchestra), John Miller-Stephany (associate artistic director, Guthrie Theater), and Vickie Benson (McKnight Foundation program director for the arts).

5:30pm. Pillsbury Auditorium at the MIA. Audience participation. Free (and free parking). Open to the public. Sponsored by the Minneapolis Arts Commission.

The panel concludes at 7pm, which happens to be when the opening party for the new Smoke and Mirrors* exhibition starts. Make it a night.

*Smoke and Mirrors: “As a photographer and scientist, Vance Gellert has traveled to Bolivia and Peru to document native healing rituals, environments, and plants.”

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