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.
Salutations, SOTAns! We hope you are all well and getting through this crazy time alright. The coronavirus has effected everything. Ev-er-y-thi-ng. The art world is obviously no exception. This week, we talk about what kind of changes and adjustments various arts organizations are making. We also suggest some recommendations for how to engage in the […]
Hello SOTAns! We hope you are all well out there. This is especially so because, in the news, we cover museums, art fairs, and other public gatherings for art that are closing due to the coronavirus. Next, we talk about how outdoor artscapes benefit a community and present a case study of sorts for one […]
Greetings SOTAns! This week in the news, we tackle the president’s call to mandate that all Government buildings should be made in the classic style and why that’s super problematic. Next, we talk about remixing installations. Many institutions, museums, and exhibits are permanent and preserved that way. How and why do you mix contemporary art […]
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 […]