Out Of Office: October 2015

Out Of Office: October 2015

The best art and events for October.


Kraftwerk 3D

The University of Minnesota is one of only 12 American stops on Kraftwerk’s extended 3D tour. In recent years, the German über-group’s synth-pop futurism has grown increasingly relevant as robots and technology assert themselves in daily life. The melding of man and machine is not a bad thing at a Kraftwerk show; in fact, it is the show.


Oct. 7, Northrop Auditorium, Mpls., 612-624-2345, northrop.umn.edu

Delacroix’s Influence:

The Rise of Modern Art from Cézanne to Van Gogh Eugène Delacroix is credited with laying much of the foundation for modern art, and the MIA (now just “Mia”) is mounting an extraordinary exhibition to trace his influence. This exhibit will include 30 works by Delacroix, along with a wide range of paintings by artists such as Cézanne, Van Gogh, Manet, Gauguin and many others. The focus of the show will be on connecting the dots between Delacroix and such masterworks as Manet’s Music in the Tuileries Garden, showing specifically how Delacroix’s techniques and ideas manifest themselves in other artists’ work. This is the most ambitious Delacroix exhibit in more than half a century, and is a cornerstone of the MIA’s 100th anniversary celebration.

Oct. 18-Jan. 10, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 612-870-3000, artsmia.org



Local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher and local composer Chan Poling have teamed up to create a musical based on the legend of two real-life murders that happened at Duluth’s famed Glensheen mansion in 1977. First presented in the History Theatre’s Raw Theatre Festival, the musical has been buffed and polished into a full production featuring Wendy Lehr as the mansion’s long-time matriarch.


Oct. 3-25, the History Theatre, St. Paul, 651-292-4323, historytheatre.com

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

The Walker Art Center’s re-examination of the 1960s and 1970s continues with an ambitious attempt to chronicle the revolutionary creative ferment of the period through the work of artists, architects and designers inspired by the era’s free flow of ideas and possibilities. In addition to artwork, the exhibit will feature experimental furniture, alternative living structures, immersive media environments, trippy films and other artifacts of the 1960s imagination.

Oct 24-Feb. 28, Walker Art Center, Mpls., 612-375-7600, walkerart.org

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