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Arts + Culture

Exceptional Theater, Art, Music, and Dance

“...The Minnesota Orchestra sounded, to my ears, like the greatest orchestra in the world.”

Alex Ross, The New Yorker (March 22, 2010)

Minneapolis was designated a 2006 Design City by Newsweek—with its new Jean Nouvel-designed, nationally-renowned Guthrie Theater, a downtown public library by Cesar Pelli, an addition by Michael Graves to the comprehensive Minneapolis Institute of Arts museum, and Herzog & de Meuron’s Walker Art Center expansion, which provides new opportunities to display more of the Walker's exceptional collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more theater seats per capita than any city outside of New York and two internationally-famous orchestras (The Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra), the Twin Cities area is the premier cultural destination of the entire region. Further contributing to the artistic richness of the Twin Cities is a diverse dance environment, considered to be one of the most thriving dance communities in the country.

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Video:Regents Professor Patricia Hampl, Department of English, at the new Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis. (click on video to play)
Did You Know?

Minneapolis and Saint Paul combined have:

100 THEATER COMPANIES

130 ART GALLERIES

35 MUSEUMS

10 DANCE GROUPS

20 CLASSICAL MUSIC GROUPS