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Best cheap date in Duluth

The following items will be free this Thursday at the Duluth Art Institute from 5 to 7 pm:

art making
art viewing
live music by Portage.

Duluth Art Institute Gallery Party

Free Reception, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 6:30 to 8pm
Duluth Art Institute Galleries in the Depot
506 W. Michigan St.

Sean Elmquist, Symbiosis
UMD Emerging Photographers
Duluth Art Institute Annual Membership Show 2011

Music by Healthy Band Music Club

The Duluth Art Institute will celebrate three exhibits with one awesome band this Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm. Free food, free drink, free entertainment plus a whole heaping helping of the visual arts.

New work by Sean Elmquist at the Duluth Art Institute

"Fill the Slot with Reverence" by Sean Elmquist

New work by Sean Elmquist is on view now at the Duluth Art Institute located on the 4th floor of the Depot. It will probably blow your mind.

Admittance is free if you are coming just for the art.

Depot hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM
Sunday, 1PM – 5PM

Panel Discussion on Art Biennials

Monster, by Chris Monroe, featured in the 2010 Arrowhead Regional Biennial

Thursday, Dec. 2, 6pm, Duluth Art Institute

Barn movie night

Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 pm

The Free Range Film Barn will host the Manhattan Shorts Film Fest this Friday. It has been warm all week so the barn will be nice and cozy. Come on out before we close it up for winter! |

Duluth Area Artists! Win $1000!

Somebody has to win this prize money – why not you?

Enter the Arrowhead Regional Biennial by this Friday:
2010 Arrowhead Regional Biennial Exhibition entry form

Call or email the Duluth Art Institute with questions: 733-7562 or adugan at duluthartinstitute dot org

Wing Young Huie Retrospective at the Duluth Art Institute

Wing Young Huie: Retrospective opens July 29, 5 to 7 pm at the Duluth Art Institute Depot site in the Morrison Gallery. Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet Wing and see a special presentation of his university avenue slide show.

Extended hour and reduced price for the Smithsonian Send-off!

Duluth Art Institute
Friday, July 16th
5 to 7 pm
The Depot
Admission: $6

By popular demand the Duluth Art Institute is hosting a special send-off to say Bon Voyage to the Smithsonian Exhibit “In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits” with music by Kip Jones and half-price admission to the exhibit! Don’t miss the last chance to see the most popular art exhibit of the summer before it makes the long trek to Texas — the next stop on its tour.

Kip Jones will send off the exhibit in National Geographic style. He describes his music as “traditional fiction” or “experimental folk”; that is, traditional music from regions or people that don’t exist. Having dragged his violin across the Americas from Cape Breton to Tierra del Fuego, and across Asia from Kanyakumari to Jeollanamdo, years of travel have shaped his music into something both structurally foreign and profoundly American.

Everyone is welcome. The exhibit’s official last day is Sunday, July 18. The Depot is open every day 9:30 – 6 pm. Call or email the Duluth Art Institute – 218-733-7560 or [email protected] for more information.

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibit is supported locally by a grant from the Depot Foundation, sponsored by Cartier Agency and in partnership with the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center

Last call for Expedition Train!

Friday, July 16
8:30pm doors open | 9:30pm board train | 1am return home

Put on your best dress khakis and hiking boots for the Duluth Art Institute Expedition Train! Inspired by the National Geographic Greatest Portraits exhibit currently on view, the Duluth Art Institute is sending visitors on assignment into the wilds of Duluth.

Your adventure begins at the Depot train station where you’ll enjoy live music by local favorites Tryke and two free drink tickets. This is also the last chance to view the Smithsonian exhibit “In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits” for free.  The train will depart the Depot station at 10pm and bring explorers deep into Duluth’s unexplored backcountry (if by backcountry you mean Emily’s Eatery to hear music by Kip Jones).

You’ll be given a number of adventure assignments during your trip, so choose your fellow traveling partners well! The train will return home by 1 am. The ticket price includes music, train ride, viewing of the Smithsonian show, and drink tickets.

Call or email the Duluth Art Institute to get your tickets today – 218-733-7560 or getart @

Free Movie Monday

Monday, June 21, at the Duluth Art Institute Depot site. Tour the galleries and the National Geographic “In Focus” exhibit for free at 6:30, then head down to the Zelda theater at 7:30 for a free screening of the 1967 film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

Prom Night in Mississippi

Monday, 7:30 PM, Zelda Theater in the Depot

In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the integration of segregated schools in America, including their events. In 1970 the town of Charleston, Mississippi, finally allowed black students into their one high school. White parents refused to integrate the school Graduation Dance, starting a tradition of separate, parent-organized White Proms and Black Proms. In 2008, it changed. “Prom Night in Mississippi” follows the disturbing, surprising, and hope filled steps to the first integrated prom at Charleston High School.

This is the second in the series of three “Free Movie Mondays” offered by the Duluth Art Institute. Tour the exhibit “National Geographic Greatest Portraits” for free from 6:30 to 7:30 then join everyone in the Depot’s Zelda Theater for a movie that provides a portrait of racism in our country today.

Geography of National Geographic

Tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Duluth Art Institute Depot galleries: A tour and talk with Pat Farrell, Geography professor at UMD on the new exhibit: “National Geographic Greatest Portraits.”

Free Movie Monday

The Duluth Art Institute kicks off the first of three Free Movie Mondays on Monday, May 24. At 6:30 pm take a self-guided tour of the exhibit: In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits on the fourth floor of the Depot the head down to the Zelda Theater on the first floor of the Depot at 7:30 pm  for a screening of Rear Window.

It’s a MOVIE on MONDAY and it’s FREE!

Show your face

In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits

This Thursday, May 20, from 5 to 7 pm, the the Duluth Art Institute is opening its latest exhibit “In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits.” Portrait stations will be set up along side the professional photos on view – visitors to the opening are invited to bring a camera and friends to try their own hand at the unique process of capturing a sitter’s story.

Duluth’s favorite barn-style film festival returns!

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