Guthrie Theater awarded $1 million grant to create a ninth floor “theatrical hub”

The Guthrie Theater today announced it has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to underwrite a groundbreaking initiative for the theater’s entire ninth floor, home to the 200-seat Dowling Studio, the Citizens of Minnesota Overlook—a signature feature of the lobby known as the “amber box”—and a unique retractable wall … [ Read more]

Never-before-seen Beatrix Potter story uncovered

According to the BBC, publisher Jo Hanks has uncovered a new-to-us Beatrix Potter story, “The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots,” which Potter wrote some time before 1914. Hanks found rough sketches of “Kitty-in-Boots” and a partially arranged manuscript in the author’s papers at the Victoria and Albert Museum archives in London. The story stars “a well-behaved prime black … [ Read more]

Arts MN: The Fall Saint Paul Art Crawl is This Weekend

In the 1970s, Lowertown St. Paul was turning into a ghost town. Empty warehouses abandoned by businesses going under or fleeing downtown Saint Paul fell into disrepair. The affordable rent of Lowertown warehouses attracted artists and soon the area had become the de facto center of the St. Paul arts scene. In 1977, the loose drift … [ Read more]