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Mia celebrates Women’s History Month
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Mia celebrates Women’s History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) planned a series of events to celebrate the artistic expression of women. Including special exhibitions, artist visits, lectures and tours, the museum is committed to showcasing female artists within their permanent collection and visiting exhibitions. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8,…

Program Board announces Springfest artists
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Program Board announces Springfest artists

At this year’s Springfest, two stages are better than one. On April 13, from 2 to 7 p.m., Macalester will host six bands on Shaw Field for its annual music festival. The Main Stage will feature Ivy Sole, Jesse Baez and Macalester’s very own Bad Bad Hats. The winner of Macalester’s annual Battle of the…

Macalester alum Harry Drake’s photography exhibit debuts at the MIA
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Macalester alum Harry Drake’s photography exhibit debuts at the MIA

Walking into the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), the relatively small photography gallery on the first floor is easy to miss amidst the museum’s popular “Egypt’s Sunken Cities” and permanent collections. Once inside, however, you’ll find one of Minnesota’s most impressive photography collections condensed into an exhibit of a few dozen of the best. On…

Adventures in Arden: “As You Like It” plays at the Guthrie
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Adventures in Arden: “As You Like It” plays at the Guthrie

Over the four centuries since Shakespeare’s plays were first performed, artists continue to find new insights into the original texts, interpreting and reinterpreting the classic plots for new generations of audiences. This is the beauty of Shakespeare: stories so specific yet so universal that we cannot help but find ways to see ourselves in them….

Five reasons to see “Five Ways In” at the Walker
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Five reasons to see “Five Ways In” at the Walker

“Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection,” opened Feb. 14, 2019 and will remain on view through Sept. 19, 2021 in Galleries four, five and six of the Walker Art Center. Here are my five reasons to see “Five Ways.” For the context: Andy Warhol said he didn’t expect to be paid for the time…

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African Music Ensemble Performs in Mairs Concert Hall

CHANA Call: Chan-gu chi-mwe cha-na Response: Cha-ka-sa-ra ku-hondo Call: Ti-peyi do-ro tim-we Response: Ye-ha-ye Call: Ti-peyi do-ro tim-we Response: Tauya Ku-zo-fa-ra These song lyrics were elements of the many interactive elements of the African Music Ensemble Concert, showcased as a part of Black History Month, on Saturday, February 16th at Macalester’s Mairs Concert Hall. Macalester’s…

Geyser plays WMCN, tours the Midwest
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Geyser plays WMCN, tours the Midwest

Corbin Dodd ’18 and Ryan Dugan ’17 met through the Macalester music department a few years back. Dugan met Juliet Kelson ’20 when their separate bands played a concert together in Chicago, and Dodd later met Jack Lickerman through music department events. Now, the four of them are on their way to dropping an album….

New theater and dance building officially opens
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New theater and dance building officially opens

Last November, Macalester’s old theater and dance building was torn down after 54 years of housing plays, dance performances and classes. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 14 long, hectic months of transition came to fruition during the new building’s opening event. A crowd of around 500 students, faculty and community members filled the Janet Wallace Arts…

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