M staffer Susannah Schouweiler is taking in Northern Spark with her son this year, and she shares a shortlist of their must-see projects on the St. Paul side of the all-night festival.
Coming to common definitions for what we call “American” art and experience is slippery business. The nuances and subtleties are as tricky and myriad as the tangle of our nation’s mix of identities, personal quirks, and individual cultural histories.
A look into the making of the Reading Room, a living room space set up in the gallery with books, related media, and comfortable seating, created for visitors to process, dive more deeply into, and leave responses of their own to the challenging issues explored in the current exhibit, Ken Gonzales-Day: Shadowlands.
What would it look like if an American art museum were to more authentically reflect the American experience?