Calendar and Events
Events on March 23, 2013
2 – 4 p.m.
Presenters: Elizabeth Armstrong, Zoe Beloff, Kianga Ford, and Inigo Manglano-Ovalle
Lecture: Elizabeth Armstrong, "On the Border of the Real"
As viewers of The Colbert Report know, we are living in an age of "truthiness" where things we wish to be true are preferred to things that are known to be true. Exhibition curator Armstrong takes a look at how unprecedented technological change and global social upheaval have caused a dramatic shift in our collective perception and experience of reality in an overview of the show.
Artists' Roundtable: Armstrong is joined by exhibition artists Beloff, Ford and Manglano-Ovalle in a discussion that addresses questions raised by the exhibition.
Beloff, filmmaker and digital installation artist, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and lives and works in New York.
Ford was born in Washington, D.C., and lives and works in New York where she is an assistant professor of fine arts at Parsons, the New School for Design.
Manglano-Ovalle was born in Madrid, raised in Bogotå, Colombia, and Chicago, and now lives and works in Chicago, where he teaches at Northwestern University.
$10; $5 for MIA members. Free for members of the Contemporary Art Affinity Group. To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online »
10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Studio 114 and museum galleries
Instructor: Ken Wenzel
Scale has two distinct meanings in the visual arts and has great impact on the viewer's reaction to a specific work. Scale can be easily manipulated for expressive intent. Students will define and explore scale in the classroom presentation and put it into use drawing from works in the permanent collection.
Fees per session: $30; $22 for MIA members. To register, call (612) 870-6323 or register online »
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.
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.
See beautifully decorated garments, feast bowls, and moccasins from North America; sculptures from the ancient ball game of Mexico; and huge gold ear spools from Peru. Explore the art of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America, from ancient times to the present.