ARTCRANK began in Minneapolis in 2007 but has since expanded to other cities across the nation. It is a show of bicycle-inspired poster artwork that introduces people to talented local artists they’ve never heard of before and sends them home with affordable, original works of art. Every ARTCRANK show features posters created by local artists from the host city. Admission is always free, and posters are priced to let everybody take home at least one. ARTCRANK runs from yesterday through about mid-May. [DETAILS.]
Titian is one of my favorite painters from one of my favorite periods of art, the Italian Renaissance. The exhibition comes courtesy of the Masterpieces collection from the National Galleries of Scotland. I’ve already got my tickets. The exhibition runs now through May 1. [DETAILS.]
Exhibit Description: Catch this rare opportunity to see the cream of the Venetian paintings collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, here for the first time ever. Two ravishing pendants by Titian, Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto, make this a must-see for painting lovers.
Commentary on Diana and Actaeon by Curator David Brenneman:
If you like checking out the newest automotive innovations, then you’ll like the annual Twin Cities Auto Show, taking place this year from March 12-March 20th, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Get details at the Auto Show website.
The Science Museum of Minnesota is currently showing a King Tut exhibit, entitled Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs. The exhibit takes you back in time 3,000 years to one of the most remarkable periods in history. King Tut features 100 authentic artifacts. Walk among the history of some of ancient Egypt’s most significant rulers, including Tut’s relatives, with artifacts immersing you in the daily life, religion, and funeral practices that took place under the rule of the pharaohs. The exhibit runs through September 5, 2011. Found at YouTube from sciencemuseummn.
Starting tomorrow, the Minnesota History Center is featuring an exhibit on George Washington that will run through May 29. Learn about George Washington as a young surveyor, dauntless warrior, entrepreneur and presidential first. This new, traveling exhibit from Mount Vernon features forensic models of Washington at various ages; short films by the History Channel and computer interactives; portraits and decorative arts; period weapons; and personal artifacts, including the only surviving full set of Washington’s dentures. Found at YouTube from NationalGeographic. Happy Presidents Day!