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February 19, 2020
Artist Ai Weiwei created “Safe Passage” from thousands of life jackets worn by refugees. It’s on exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Thousands of life jackets worn by refugees attached to pillars at Minneapolis Institute of Art
February 19, 2020 - 5:41pm
February 15, 2020
Former police chief of Fond du Lac Reservation Herb Fineday uses a zig zag stitch to appliqué flowers onto black velvet. Once completed, the piece will be a one-of-a-kind vest. Fineday never duplicates pieces, so everything he creates is unique. (Tyler Schank /
Minnesota man changes paths from police officer to clothing artisan
February 15, 2020 - 8:00am
WDSE chief engineer Larry Erickson holds the original Bob Ross painting that hung in his office for years at the TV studios in Duluth. The painting now hangs in the main lobby of the television station. (Clint Austin /
Original Bob Ross painting rediscovered in Duluth
January 15, 2020 - 3:00pm
January 14, 2020
Salvador Dali's 1960 print "Paradise the Mystical Ladder" is part of the exhibit "Stairway to Heaven" at the Plains Art Museum. Courtesy of the Park West Museum / Special to The Forum
Hello, Dali: North Dakota's first major surrealist exhibition offers view of the famed artist's life
January 14, 2020 - 7:00am
December 13, 2019
Retired Fargo physician Tom Herzog stands by a yet-to-be-completed painting of former Bison running back Tyler Roehl, which was part of a recent benefit for Roehl's mother Marilyn. Submitted photo
Paint by numbers: Whether it's 8, 11 or 40, local artist illustrates the Bison football greats
December 13, 2019 - 8:00pm
December 5, 2019
R.J. Kern's "Rylee and Nelly, Clay County Fair, Minnesota, 2016." Photo courtesy of the artist / Special to The Forum
'Everyone wants to be a winner': Photographer focuses on young farmers and their animals that didn't get top prize at the fair
December 5, 2019 - 7:08pm
November 7, 2019
Steam rises from the warm bodies and exhaled breath of buffalo as they run during the annual fall roundup at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Nov. 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of Charles "Bamm" Brewer
Steam cloud rising from buffalo conjures vision for Oglala Lakota; video spreads on social media
November 7, 2019 - 5:33pm
September 28, 2019
Larry and Denise Walton hold up a frame they've kept that once contained an original Bob Ross painting. The couple was surprised to learn a painting that was hanging in their garage was worth $10,000. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Minnesota couple learns painting bought 40 years ago is Bob Ross original
September 28, 2019 - 10:42am
September 21, 2019
Demo toys sit on a light table in Shari Bradt’s studio as she finalizes the design of a couple new offerings: mini-buses and food/delivery trucks. (Andrea Novel Buck / For the News Tribune)
Duluth artist brings children's imaginations to life with hand-crafted toys
September 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
September 10, 2019
Kim Wilson stands with her painting "She Brings Them Home," which she created after Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s murder to bring awareness to the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. Special to Forum News Service
Grand Forks artist 'deeply' hurt by Greywind's murder raising awareness of missing and murdered indigenous women
September 10, 2019 - 6:00am
August 29, 2019
Roger Haley, left, and Bob and Bonnie Martin stand next to their buffalo statue made of horseshoes that is on the Martin's property just west of the west end bridge across from Lake Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Horseshoe buffalo brings artistic touch to South Dakota couple's lakeside home
August 29, 2019 - 9:00am
August 27, 2019
Artist Charles Kapsner of Little Falls feels the tension on the 8-by-10-foot canvas depicting the U.S. Air Force Monday, Aug. 26, before its installation in the final space on the committal hall wall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.  After 10 years, Kapsner watched as the painting was lifted into place. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service play button
10 years of toil: Artist completes final panel in military branch series
August 27, 2019 - 8:00am
August 21, 2019
Leo Kim's photo, "Rainstorm Brampton, N.D." Special to The Forum
'North Dakota was awful lucky to have him': Friends remember photographer Leo Kim
August 21, 2019 - 6:00am
July 27, 2019
Artist Wendy Rouse uses a brush to apply oil paint to a panel at her studio in Ely. Rouse creates still-life oil paintings that exhibit a magical realism. (Clint Austin /
Northern Minnesota artist brings magical realism to her oil paintings
July 27, 2019 - 4:25pm
July 18, 2019
Dana Sikkila's Project Bike will take her on a tour from Grand Marais to her home in Mankato. Along the way, she will make studio visits and collect art for an October exhibition. Photo courtesy of of Sikkila
Minnesota curator collecting art by bike across the state
July 18, 2019 - 9:12am