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Where's Art? with Annie Dugan: we don't need to look outside our community for answers

Jeff Kalstrom's E.is the A. A.is the W. opened at The Nordic Center last week ...  you can visit it in person as long as you observe the customary keeping-each-other-safe protocols, or enjoy it virtually.

Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has, after 150 years, finally hired their first full-time Native American curator.  Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby was, most recently, the senior executive and assistant director of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in American studies, with a specialization in Native American art history and visual culture.

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Artist Tomashi Jackson in her studio in Brooklyn, New York

This is usually the time of studio tours up and down the North Shore, a great excuse to get out an eyeful of fall colors and see a little bit of the context in which your favorite artists work.  The Whitney Museum in NYC is giving you a chance to do just that from your work-at-home space: where the artists share their space and their process with an online audience.

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Thomas Cole was an American painter who died in 1948, so it's not likely you would have caught him on a studio tour anyway.  But his home in Catskill, NY, was also the birthplace of America's first major art movement, the Hudson River School. Now it's a National Historic Site, and until you can get their in person (and you will want to get there in person), there are a variety of online offering for adults and kids alike.

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Timothy David Mayhew, Goose Down, 2018, oil on Belgian linen, Woodson Art Museum collection

And this morning on her show, Laura Erickson talked about the Woodson Museum's 45th annual Birds in Art exhibition.  You can find more information on their website, including how you can order an exhibition catalog like the one Laura was talking about.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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