Calendar and Events
Events on March 16, 2013
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Art Studio I courses encourage students to make and experience art through creative play. Each distinctly themed offering of the course is different and is thoughtfully designed to foster creativity, develop independent problem-solving skills, and encourage each child's unique form of self-expression.
$54; $44 for MIA members. To register, call (612) 870-6323 or register online. Priority registration for MIA members with family benefits opens February 12. General registration begins February 19.»
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Art Studio II courses offer young people a foundational understanding of basic art vocabulary, tools, and processes. Each distinctly themed offering is unique. Students are encouraged to use fundamental skills learned in the studio to record their unique perception of the world around them. This course is designed to promote creative choices, artistic awareness, and independent decision-making.
$54; $44 for MIA members. To register, call (612) 870-6323, or register online. Priority registration for MIA members with family benefits opens February 12. General registration begins February 19.»
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Hold onto your palettes for a wild artistic ride!
In the galleries:
Visit "More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness" and hone your ability to figure out fact from fib.
Discover how artists, past and present, blur the boundaries between truth and fiction.
Develop a discerning eye for distinguishing illusion from reality.
In the studio:
Make mind-bending architectural models.
Play with perspective.
Trick the eye with optical illusion.
$72; $58 for MIA members. To register, call (612) 870-6323, or register online. Priority registration for MIA members with family benefits opens February 12. General registration begins February 19.»
1 – 2 p.m.
2 – 3 p.m.
Wells Fargo Community Room
Presenter: Michael Galban
Galban will discuss 18th- and 19th-century Native American art from the Woodlands region and address related objects in the MIA collection. Galban is an accomplished artisan who works in traditional techniques and has unique insight into the construction and composition of the early work.
Galban is Washoe/Paiute and is the public historian at the Ganondagan State Historic Site, a major historic Seneca town, located in Victor, New York. He has worked for over 20 years researching and preserving Haudenosaunee cultural traditions.
$10; $5 for MIA members; free for members of the Native American Art Affinity Group. To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online »
3 – 5 p.m.
WARNING: This class may leave you with more questions than answers!
In the galleries:
Visit "More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness" and ask yourself: What is real? What is not? How can I tell?
Explore how words and images play together to bend meaning and understanding.
From package design to wall color, discover how artists' choices influence the public every day.
In the studio:
Convince, sway, and persuade through art.
Experiment with a variety of visual means to convey meaning in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.
Test your messages' effectiveness on classmates and get feedback to help strengthen them.
$72; $58 for MIA members. To register, please call (612) 870-6323 or register online.»
3 – 4 p.m.