SOTA stands for State of the Arts. It’s also a nickname for the beloved state which the podcast is created in, Minnesota. MN is a place brimming with arts and culture, a true state of the arts. This podcast delivers informed, approachable commentary on contemporary art of the Twin Cities and beyond.
Sublime salutations, SOTAns! Have you ever taken an Art history course? One that focused on the great works from the Greek and Roman empires all the way through impressionism in Paris? What if we told you that those courses left out multiple cultures worth of art? Yale University has decided that their art history 101 […]
Hey SOTAns! This week, we’re talking about P-A-R-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-I-O-N. We hone in on the recently closed exhibition at Mia, Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975, as an example. But, not before we share some news about a re-discovered Klimt! We wrap it up with a delightful interview with an artist who also uses […]
Happy New Year, SOTAns! We are kicking off 2020 with some great art-of-the-Midwest-and-beyond content, with a whole new year of it to come! In the words of Sarah Kuenzler, “Let’s GO!” Can we just talk about Lucas, Kansas for a moment? Wait, never heard of it? Well, listen on in because it’s a favorite art […]
Hello SOTAns! We hope you are enjoying your holidays if you celebrate! We are and, in fact, we’re on a break right now. But, not to worry! We’ve prepared for you a hilarious blooper and outtakes reel from 2019. This is just for fun and won’t have any educational content. However, we will be back […]
Salutations SOTAns! This week, we have updates from Northern Spark which come with some participatory prompts! Check out our links below to participate in the community survey and get more info on their AOV10 show. We’re also giving you the DL on the magnificent exhibition Queer Forms, which was at the Katherine E. Nash gallery. […]