January 2020 GoSeeDo

Our Home: Native Minnesota

Christian missionaries began teaching what they viewed as “civilized” arts in Dakota and Ojibwe women’s sewing circles in the 1830s. Women at the White Earth, Red Lake, and Leech Lake reservations eventually were shipping Native-made lace to customers in New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. Pictured: Ojibwe women at Leech Lake, 1906

Multimedia pieces, rare artifacts, and historic and contemporary photographs tell first-person stories of the history of Native people in Minnesota. This is the first permanent gallery devoted to Native history at the Minnesota History Center. $12. Minnesota History Center, St. Paul. Details: mnhs.org


Through 1/31 — The Art of Danielle Pebbles and Angel Hawari

Pinke Goat with Argan Fruit, acrylic on panel, 8″ x 10″, Angel Hawari © 2019

Two local surrealist painters  exhibit work in a whimsical atmosphere. Danielle Pebbles is fascinated with fairy tales. Angel Hawari is enchanted by unusual creatures and their unique adaptations, and art that makes connections between things that don’t normally go together. Free. Cryptid Hair Parlour,  Mpls. Details: tinyurl.com/TheCryptid


1/1 — Auld Lang Syne

Jess Gillam (photo by Kaupo Kikkas)

The Minnesota Orchestra is joined by international alto saxophonist Jess Gillam for a performance set to emulate BBC Promenade Concerts with military marches, bagpipers, and film scores. $29-$155. 2pm. Orchestra Hall, Mpls. Details: minnesotaorchestra.org


1/6-1/31 — Free Days at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

See art shows, do yoga, have lunch,  or take a walk at the Arboretum for free in January. The winter light show will run through 1/5. 8am–5pm. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska. Details: arboretum.umn.edu


1/19 — Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert: I Am Because We Are

VocalEssence Singers of This Age performed at last year’s annual University of Minnesota Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert. Photo by Caroline Yang

In its 39th year, this multidisciplinary celebration combines the words of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with musical performance curated by G. Phillip Schoultz, III of VocalEssence and featuring the University of Minnesota Gospel Choir, Freddie Bell, and Chantel Sings of KMOJ radio. Free. 3pm- 4:30pm. Ted Mann Concert Hall, Mpls. Details: tinyurl.com/MLKTributeConcert


1/21 – 3/28 — The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings 

Dyani White Hawk, Untitled, 2014, Charcoal on paper

This group exhibit features works from a variety of geographies, time periods, and aesthetic perspectives to showcase how drawing serves as a primary means of expression. Free. Regis Centerfor Art, Mpls. Details: cla.umn.edu/art/galleries


1/24 — “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive”

Stephanie Land discusses the origins of her new book and how working in the service industry influenced her view of society and drive to become a writer. Free. 7pm. Magers & Quinn, Mpls. Details: magersandquinn.com/event


1/24 – 2/16 — The Bridges of Madison County

Jennifer Baldwin Peden and Eric Morris

Based off the classic 1992 novel, this performance stars Jennifer Baldwin Peden as Francesca. $17-46. Schneider Theater, Bloomington. Details: artistrymn.org