Blank Canvas

Today on Museum Bites we’re keeping it simple and taking a closer look at an art museum staple, the seemingly blank canvas. No battle scenes, fruit bowls or moody portraits here. Instead, these paintings are saturated in color. Seen gracing the walls of art museums—typically the modern art wing—all over the world these unadorned canvases often prompt some head scratching. What is the meaning behind this art? How can a painting featuring just one color be considered art? So today, I thought we’d nibble on these issues by sampling a collection of canvases I’ve come across on my travels. But first, let’s take a spin on the color wheel…

Eclectic Mia

Today on Museum Bites we’re wrapping up our ramble through the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) with an eclectic mix of favorites. Join me as we peace out with saints, dance with a modern icon, and sample some African jewels. We begin by rolling back the clock to the Middle Ages…

Mod Squad

Today on Museum Bites we’re wrapping up our visit to the Dennos Museum Center with a stroll through its modern art wing. This eclectic collection features local artists whose works range from the whimsical to the grief-stricken. We’ll pay tribute to the culinary arts, meet a supporting lady, and kick back in a moonlit field. We begin in the kitchen…

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